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Reviewed by:PhyllisC

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Posted on:7/15/06 7:09 PM
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Kathi R said... (7/31/09 6:44 PM) Reply
I'm finally getting around to redoing the hawaiian shirt patterns for the men in my life so that I'm working with yoke style shirts --- I pulled up this review from a response you posted to a fitting question a couple of years ago ... thanks for the review and thanks for PR, a very valuable repository of sewing info!
AnneM said... (10/10/06 12:10 PM) Reply
Looks like a great top, Phyllis.
mek42 said... (7/21/06 9:39 PM) Reply
Thank's for this review. I'm just getting started, and it's good to know what patterns to think about as a first shirt. I have some beautiful blue linen waiting for me to be able to sew a shirt.
PhyllisC said... (7/18/06 9:57 PM) Reply
Plaids are not a fave of his so I rarely sew them, but plaids in general have thier own set of challenges for just the reason you mention. You might want to start a thread on this on the boards because you'll want to hear from people with serious shirtmaking experience. (this wouldn't be me actually)
ccris said... (7/18/06 6:15 PM) Reply
Thank you so much. It gives me renewed hope! Was totally stumped. Oh yeah! I'll be playing around with some quarter size patterns now. Does your hubby have problems with plaids or checks being wonky horizontally, like the vertical is on, but the horizontal is off?
PhyllisC said... (7/18/06 5:50 PM) Reply
Yes exactly - The vertical slash added additional ease at his waist; I split the pattern about half way on the shoulder seam and opened it up in a upside down V. The width of the V at the waist should be 1/2 of the amount of extra room he needs (because you will cut two shirt fronts). My DH needed 1 1/2 inches, so I made a slash that was 3/4 inches wide at the waist. The general rule is: a vertical slash adds width. and a horizontal slash adds length.
ccris said... (7/18/06 3:52 PM) Reply
PhyllisC., thanks for the explanation of "deep chest." I think you may be helping me solve a problems with my son's shirts. I understand the horizontal slashing of the back yoke, but I'm not clear as to where you slashed vertically on the front shirt. Center of one side, from bottom tapering up to shoulder, spreading it 3/4?" Am I visualizing correctly?
cathy45 said... (7/16/06 1:41 PM) Reply
Great shirt. Your DH is so handsome, too. Thanks for the "deep chest" info, same issue for my DH, which has had me hesitant to try to sew for him.
Katharine in BXL said... (7/16/06 12:44 PM) Reply
Looks good! Lovely to make DH happy. Thanks for shawing this pattern, I never look at menswear otherwise :) but I like the Guayabera shirt too.
Georgene said... (7/16/06 11:42 AM) Reply
Nice aloha shirt! I wonder how it compares to the KwikSew one? I like the fact that they give you several pattern variations in the envelope, and you gotta love the size range.
PhyllisC said... (7/16/06 9:53 AM) Reply
"deep chest" - DH has a chest measurement that's within the large size range, but his shape is more egg-like than oval, so his front-to-back body thickness is "deep". The fix here was to horizontally slash the back yoke enough to make the hem of the yoke straight across his back. I forgot to add that I did make a muslin, which revealed that the bottom yoke hem curved up towards the back of his neck - this indicated he needed more length in the back of the shirt. If were making him something fitted like a jacket, I'd probably add more length in the front as well. I'll edit the review to add this info - thanks for asking!
slanden99 said... (7/16/06 9:21 AM) Reply
Very nice shirt and I like your fun fabric. I was wondering about "deep chest" too?
GorgeousFabrics said... (7/16/06 9:17 AM) Reply
Awesome shirt. DH looks great in it! -Ann
JDpenelope said... (7/16/06 7:59 AM) Reply
Hubba, hubba! What a guy! Oh, and the shirt is nice too.
blue mooney said... (7/16/06 7:22 AM) Reply
Nice work, and thank you for the review! I bought this pattern to make the spouse guyaberas but haven't done it yet. I have compared the pattern pieces to ones we have bought in San Antonio and some of the RTW have the applied pintuck band, just like the pattern. Maybe someone in Florida can comment on authenticity. You inspire me to make this up.
Re Becca said... (7/16/06 5:56 AM) Reply
Hah, what a pose! He sure seems to like it. I do love the fabric. I am making DH a shirt and he has a deep chest as well.
PVA said... (7/15/06 11:56 PM) Reply
Thanks for this review, Phyllis -- you've used the print beautifully! I'll have to get that pattern, it has all the elements my DH really likes in a sport shirt. (I haven't made one for him in a long time.)
ccris said... (7/15/06 9:28 PM) Reply
Very nice fit. What's a deep chest? Sorry, but I've never heard that description before. You did a great job on this shirt. Length looks really good on him, too.
Tiner W said... (7/15/06 8:48 PM) Reply
Very nice! The shirt is nice, too! Someday I'd like to make one of these for my DH; thanks for the review!
Jennifer shaw said... (7/15/06 7:50 PM) Reply
Oooh- it looks great! Thanks for the recommendation on this pattern. Dh would love for me to make him a new Hawaiian style shirt!
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