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The Yee-Haw Rodeo Shirt!

Added Dec 10, 2011

by Cynthia Froman

Portland, Oregon...






I used a vintage McCall’s pattern (6383) from 1978 to make a western shirt for my husband’s Christmas present. The yoke, front bands and cuff are cut on the bias to add visual interest. had a lot of sewing “firsts” with this little shirt. Since this was a gift I really wanted to take my time and do everything right. Flat-felled seams, cuff and sleeve placket, and pearl snaps were all attempted for the first time. More details and photos can be found in my blog DapperDuds

Material Notes

I used some soft orange plaid cotton flannel from Joann’s, white piping, and pearl snaps.




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Grunge, Rock, Vintage

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    Dec 11, 2011, 07.45 PMby wildcatspow

    This looks great! Awesome job!

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    Dec 11, 2011, 10.49 AMby laikadoll

    This is great! Love the piping detail x

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    Dec 11, 2011, 07.15 AMby foursquarewalls

    Very well done. The piping’s a cool detail. I’m about to make my boyfriend a plaid flannel shirt, too, and I’m nervous about the packets and cuffs. We’ll see!

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    Dec 10, 2011, 07.48 PMby janul

    I really like it, the bias cut parts really add to the interest!

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    Dec 10, 2011, 12.35 PMby suzeb

    Lucky man! My husband loves shirts like these too. I’ll have to track down that pattern.

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      Dec 10, 2011, 06.24 PMby Cynthia Froman

      I have seen 2 other copies just at garage sales so I think it’s fairly plentiful. It came together fairly easy

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    Dec 10, 2011, 12.12 PMby schnui

    Beautifully made!! And your husband looks great in his rodeo shirt.

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    Dec 10, 2011, 12.11 PMby Seeks Corey

    Great job! I hope to eventually make good on the shirt patterns I’ve bought for my husband too. :)

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    Dec 10, 2011, 11.05 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    great great shirt! and i love to see your smiling husband modelling it! GREAT!!!

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    Dec 10, 2011, 07.31 AMby nookie

    awesome – my husband loves it and is enquiring if i can make it?

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      Dec 10, 2011, 06.27 PMby Cynthia Froman

      It wasn’t very difficult at all, I ran into problems with the sleeve placket, but i’m still a novice. I’m sure yours would look great!

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