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That 70's Shirt

Added Mar 30, 2010

by lizajane09

Upstate, South C...

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Description

This shirt ended up being a little louder than I had anticipated, but I love wearing it. The collar is larger and stands a little taller than I would like, hence the 70’s reference. If I made it again, I would size the collar down a bit. This was McCalls 5433 (The Perfect Shirt) which the instructions claim is a 3 hour shirt…. ha! I spent hours and hours working on this. There were a lot of details which took time, but then again I had not made a button down shirt before and was not familiar with the construction and terms. I’m really happy with the fit. I lengthened it just a bit and used a different print on the cuffs and placket. Any tips on getting button holes not to fall apart? My machine has a button hole setting but I’ve found that they don’t last very long before the stitching frays and comes apart.

Material Notes

Cotton

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Shirts
Material
Cotton

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    Sep 9, 2010, 11.12 PMby skeeler

    Awesome!

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    Mar 31, 2010, 10.38 AMby jimsalmon

    I use seam sealer on the button hole before I cut it open. This keeps all those pesky stray threads tamed. Great blouse, good fit, and perfect fabric for the style.

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    Mar 30, 2010, 04.21 PMby prudencerabbit

    Great fabric, great fit. Nice job!

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