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.
Sewing & Techniques
Check out this step-by-step on sewing our wrapped and pleated mini skirt
What do you think of these summery styles?
Check out the debut of this lovely designer style pattern with angular pleats
Behind the seams with Marina von Koenig Part 1
Dreamy dresses, floral prints, and cute spring tops.
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