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Pattern Reviews> Simplicity> 5581 (Men's shirt)

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Posted on:7/30/07 8:43 PM


Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 1 people   
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Peggy L said... (8/22/07 9:11 PM) Reply
What a great first project! Looks like you made some major points with your FIL.
Janie Viers said... (8/3/07 8:51 AM) Reply
I agree, go down a size and surprise him for Christmas. Or, find another pattern that is well reviewed and when you get it lay out the pattern pieces from this shirt to compare them. I bet you find that he needs a smaller size plus you would get a pattern with much better instructions. And, I agree, if anyone cared so much about something cotton I made them that they wore it and then drycleaned it to make it last longer, I would be in shock! You are lucky to have a SOMEONE in your family that appreciates your skill! (gee, maybe you could begin a tradition of making "occasion" shirts for him for BD or X-Mas... a turkey fabric for Thanksgiving, pumpkins for halloween, flags for July 4th, bunnies for Easter (lol).
Irene Q said... (7/31/07 10:18 AM) Reply
Great job - shirts are not that easy! I just took a peek at the pattern back, and this shirt has at least 10" of ease in size XL, which is a lot! For some reason men's patterns tend to be very baggy. You could easily go down a size next time to get a better fit. He looks like he would like another shirt for Christmas. :-)
Diane E said... (7/31/07 1:44 AM) Reply
Roll on, you Bears! Wonderful shirt and fantastic fabric. Looks terrific and is definitely worth appreciating!
Heatherrique said... (7/31/07 0:23 AM) Reply
Wow! Fabulous shirt on a cute model! The smile says it all! Great job!
 
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