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C&S Bespoke, Meet McCall's 6649

Added Mar 6, 2015

by sunnilj9

Cedar City, Utah...






What pattern is this?
This is my tried and true McCall’s 6649. I made a few changes to the pattern this time around. Nothing really major, but something to try.

What pattern size did you pick?
I fit the size 14 in the Big 4 pretty well and this was no exception.

What’s the pattern like? Give me an overview of your experience with the pattern.
I’ve made several button-up shirts now from this pattern and each is wonderful. The pattern itself has great bones. It’s complete with a collar and collar stand plus a fully darted bodice – something I’m a fan of as I was looking to have a TNT pattern that I could change into other things pretty easily. So excited to start pattern hacking!

Favorite part of the pattern? Anything you didn’t like?
Favorite part of this pattern in general is that it’s an actual button shirt that I can wear and that fits. Granted I had to make some fitting adjustments, but the fact that I can now make and wear my own button-up shirts is a big. Haven’t been able to wear RTW button-shirts pretty much my whole life.

I really only ran into one major problem with this pattern – the sleeves are drafted really long. Super long. So just watch for that.

What kind of fabric did you use? Special notions or supplies?
This new Bespoke Cotton Double Gauze put out by Cotton and Steel. (link in the credits below)

How’s the fit?
Perfect now. I had to make my usual adjustments – broad back, long torso and forward shoulder. Outside of that, it worked well.

Love that this pattern had cup sizes! Yay!

Final verdict?
Another tried and true classic for me – expect to see many more in the future!

Material Notes

Cotton & Steel Bepoke Double Gauze, thread, buttons, interfacing




Garment Type
Classic, Casual, Preppy


McCall's 6649
Cotton & Steel Double Gauze
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    Mar 8, 2015, 06.47 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    What a lovely shirt! Fabulous color :)

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