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Men's Red Denim Cowboy Shirt

Added Nov 7, 2010

by Natalia *

Guelph, Canada






I made this shirt at the request of my boyfriend, using McCall’s M6044 pattern E. I used red denim, with contrasting thread and white pearl snaps.

Material Notes

red denim
white thread
pearl snaps




Spring, Fall
Garment Type
Casual, Vintage

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    Dec 3, 2010, 07.27 PMby katjac

    Wow Natalia, I can’t believe you’ve only been sewing for such a short time! I agree with catchannette. I think you should change your level to intermediate. You are NOT a novice anymore. Really beautiful work. You’ve inspired me to get started on my Christmas Day dress today. Wish me luck! :D

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    Nov 22, 2010, 02.50 PMby nettevivante

    Wow, this shirt is awesome! Guess my boyfriend would like one, too, if he saw that! You should definitely change your sewing skills at least to intermediate!!! :)

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      Nov 22, 2010, 06.14 PMby Natalia *

      haha thanks. that means alot!

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    Nov 10, 2010, 09.37 PMby laceumbrella

    This is great. My boyf would love me forever if I could make him a shirt like this!

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      Nov 11, 2010, 01.15 AMby Natalia *

      thanks :)
      as for the stylish dress book, ive come to the conclusion that since many people have found it rather easy to make the garments without the instructions, Im sure I can manage it too. So I’ve put a ton of these japanese dress books on my xmas wishlist.

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    Nov 8, 2010, 04.50 PMby supercalla

    This is awesome. :D Great job!

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      Nov 8, 2010, 05.09 PMby Natalia *

      thank you.

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    Nov 8, 2010, 04.42 PMby Ralf Schmitz

    this shirt is really great and i love how it fits your b.f.! the red is just killer and you made it so professional and well! great job!!

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      Nov 8, 2010, 05.09 PMby Natalia *

      thank you.

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    Nov 8, 2010, 10.08 AMby elguanche

    Very well done!!!!!!!!!!

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      Nov 8, 2010, 05.09 PMby Natalia *

      thank you.

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    Nov 8, 2010, 06.51 AMby joybells

    This looks great! Love the shirt. I’m thinking of making a shirt for my husband. I’ve been a bit intimidated by the thought – but I’m becoming a bit more convinced that it can be done! :) I’d like to find a pattern that has french cuffs (which is what my husband loves). Did this pattern have cuff options that include french cuffs?

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      Nov 8, 2010, 01.05 PMby Natalia *

      Thanks! Don’t be intimidated, Im a novice and I accomplished it, so just go for it. I made a muslin shirt first just to make sure the sizing was correct, so if you’re hesitant, I would recommend that. This pattern didn’t have the option of a french cuff, but you could easily just change it to a french cuff. Instead of overlapping one side of the cuff over the other and adding buttons/snaps, you would just make buttonholes on both sides of the cuff and put cuff links through. Hope that helps. Good luck!

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    Nov 8, 2010, 03.39 AMby sewmyway

    Definately want to make this for my man :) love it!

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    Nov 8, 2010, 01.30 AMby macoskrm

    Awesome job! I just made the same pattern for my boyfriend…where’d you find the pearl snaps? Did you just sew them in or did you need a special tool?

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      Nov 8, 2010, 01.44 AMby Natalia *

      Thanks. The pearl snaps were available at a few local stores, including Fabricland which is a Canada-wide chain. You do need a special tool, to basically hammer them in. Since you hammer them in, once they’re in, they’re not going anywhere. You can remove them but it’ll leave a big hole. So despite having used pearl snaps before, when it came time to put the snaps in this shirt, I was so nervous, I had to ask my boyfriend to do it because I didn’t want to be the one responsible in case they weren’t absolutely perfect.

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      Nov 8, 2010, 01.08 PMby Natalia *

      Hi, I actually found a website that sells pearl snaps in all different colours, so maybe that’ll help. Their size 18 is a 1/2" snap, which is what I used for my men’s shirt. You’ll need to purchase the special tool as well, but their price is actually quite reasonable.


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    Nov 8, 2010, 01.00 AMby zickzack

    Great colour! The topstitching must have been a lot of work!

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      Nov 8, 2010, 05.10 PMby Natalia *

      thanks. it actually didn’t take as long as I would have thought. i think i completed the whole shirt in 3 evenings, that includes cutting the fabric, and sewing. thats probably the fastest Ive made such a complex garment.

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    Nov 7, 2010, 10.34 PMby hannnah

    It looks awesome! I just made my first man’s shirt a few months ago, they’re a pain to make but you did an excellent job. What a lucky boyfriend!

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      Nov 8, 2010, 12.36 AMby Natalia *

      Thank you. That means a lot coming from you. You’ve had some wonderful creations and your men’s shirt looks great too. I love the shape of the pocket flap, I’ll have to keep that in mind for the next one.

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