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Added Jan 4, 2011

by surfjewels

London, United K...






This is my first attempt at a shirt, came out great and very happy with it.

Had problems with the size of the pattern though. I cut out my usual size a 36, which is a UK 8, the size i’ve used for every other project and it has been fine previously. This came out way too big, so I made it all up and then took it in, but I had to take about an inch off of each pattern piece.

I think I may make this again, once I have adjusted the pattern pieces properly.

I made this shirt from an old shirt belonging to my brother that he was throwing out, it had enough material for a short for me, so that was great.

Anyway, all turned out well in the end, more pics, info and other projects on my blog:

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an old shirt




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    Jan 5, 2011, 07.47 AMby lauriana

    Congratulations on your first shirt! It looks good, I especially like the way you used the plaid in different directions.

    About the sizing: shirts are notorious for sizing issues because personal preferences for the ease included in shirts vary wildly (more so than for most other garments) and the choice of fabric can also have a huge influence (with a shirt, a little bit of stretch can go along way).

    As a self-proclaimed fitting freak, I would say you took it in a bit too much at the chest. At that point, the shirt seems to get ‘stuck’ on your body, causing the lines between chest and shoulder and making the shoulder and neckline look messier than necessary. But, as I said, that sort of detail is for those who like to obsess about fitting.

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