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Pattern Reviews> Burda> 8471 (Men's shirt)

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Reviewed by:Vintage Joan

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Member since: 7/16/07
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Posted on:4/4/08 5:39 PM
Last Updated:4/4/08 5:39 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 2 people    Very Helpful by 14 people   
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cleverclogs said... (4/29/09 8:29 AM) Reply
Thanks, I'm looking for a good men's shirt pattern! It sounds as though this is well drafted, unlike one of the others reviewed where at least one sewer reckoned the collar stand was too long for the shirt.
Heatherrique said... (5/26/08 2:37 PM) Reply
Great looking shirt for that wonderful guy! You convinced me to try this pattern!
JMarie1962 said... (4/7/08 11:21 PM) Reply
You did a really nice job matching your plaid. I used to love sewing plaids when I was in my teens and took it as a great challenge to align them perfectly. A quick trick: cut one piece (say the front) on a single cut, then find the center front and lap it over the 2nd front and line up the plaid before cutting. From there, you line up the side front to back, then find the center back and so on. Like connecting dominoes :) Maybe I'll write an article... it's really not that hard, once you find the formula. Great review and very handsome shirt!
Lucia/Lyonel said... (4/5/08 10:46 PM) Reply
I just wrote a post in the "biggest sewing goofs" thread about sewing not one but two sleeves inside out, and then attaching them backwards, with the plackets at the thumb. Well, this was the shirt! Lyonel is a perfect 40 in Burda, and loves a fitted shirt, so I've made it again at least three times (practice, practice, practice). I applaud you for tackling a plaid, though. You should try it in linen next time--it's wonderful!
wvsher said... (4/5/08 9:35 PM) Reply
Great job on the shirt! Thanks for all the helpful tips.
Em's Summer said... (4/5/08 2:43 PM) Reply
WOW! You did a wonderful job lining up the plaid! It looks great!
EveS said... (4/4/08 10:58 PM) Reply
That is some impressive plaidwork, Joan! I seriously had to go back to the thumbnail and find the pockets! I see we share similar neurosis. :) Thanks for the helpful review!
Athene said... (4/4/08 10:40 PM) Reply
A great shirt for your son. Now that you have made it once, any others you make with this pattern will be easier. This is my TNT pattern for shirts for my DH .
gotpeace91 said... (4/4/08 8:31 PM) Reply
Way to go! Glad you persevered because it turned out great.
lilyofthevalley said... (4/4/08 6:59 PM) Reply
Great looking, handsome shirt, Joan. Yes, all these little parts out of plaid could make a person crazy, but you've done it. Brava! -Lily
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