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Pattern Reviews> McCall's> 2447 (Men's Shirt, Vest, and Ties)

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Reviewed by:U. Chicago

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Posted on:7/18/07 3:13 PM
Last Updated:9/11/07 8:40 AM

Review Rating: Very Helpful by 3 people   
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Padmé said...
I just finished an OOP McCalls 6529 and I matched the notches, and then curved the sleeve caps to the shirt. When I sewed this, the seam line was under the curved eased fabric and sewed in flat. I really need work on my collar area though. But sons and husband said it looked good and they would wear it. I hope you keep working at shirts. Your shirt looks really great.
7/18/07 6:25 PM
Mary Stiefer said...
This looks very nice. The picture is a bit dark to catch all the details.
7/18/07 11:54 PM
JBsewmonster said...
Wow! I admire your determination with a difficult pattern and little experience to go on. I tried some difficult projects early on and ended up shelving my sewing hobby for a decade or so. You did a great job on this shirt. If you can do this as a beginner, imagine what you'll be making in the future!
9/11/07 9:07 AM
carolynw said...
I have to say all your hard work sure paid off - lovely looking shirt - one that anyone would take a second look at. Congrats on sticking it out through the sleeve difficulties
9/11/07 9:25 AM
RMJ said...
Looks great - and great fabric. Men's shirt sleeves usually don't have ease at the top - so there must have been something funny with this pattern. I'm sure the David Coffin book will help you with the next one.
9/11/07 9:25 PM
flaunt_it said...
Thank you for your candid review. If you look at some books on pattern alteration you will find the sleeve ease problem is easy to solve. A man's shirt should have almost no east, and you were smart enough to realize this! Good for you. Keep it up - the only way you will get good at this stuff is by trying these projects over and over . I bet that if you try this pattern again, with the correct ease in the sleeve cap, it will take you 1/3 the time.
9/17/07 11:28 PM
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