Added Sep 5, 2011
Hubby’s birthday shirt, using McCalls M60044. This is my second time using this pattern, and it came together relatively smoothly. Since I’m constantly drawn towards button-up shirts and shirtdresses, I guess they get easier each time (albeit the token “stupidity” errors that never seem to vanish, no matter how long I sew… always humbling).
I used a vintage orange bed sheet, since his favorite color is orange. I loved adding the yoke and the piping this time around, as well as embellishing the back yoke with zig zags of somewhat sloppy buttonhole stitchery (the best I could do in my time crunch… sort of “ghetto”, I know… but oh well). I also added contrast button placket and collar band in some of my favorite fabric (an adorable vintage print that I’ve been hoarding for a while now).I sewed this in a major hurry, so there are some areas I would definitely re-do. But oddly enough, my husband really loves it, and it looks great on him. I made it extra long, since he’s so tall and skinny, so it fits him perfectly. He’s even worn it to church several times this summer.
With Christmas in a few months, I’d like to make more of these for the menfolk in my family.
vintage cotton bed sheet, blue cotton calico print and vintage piping.
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