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Reviewed by:Richy

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Posted on:1/27/09 10:20 PM
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Christas said... (4/25/09 5:58 PM) Reply
Love your latest shirt! The David Coffin book has grown to be one of my very favorites for shirtmaking. Excellent review!
HeyJane said... (2/21/09 9:24 PM) Reply
Richy if you didn't find the tool yet there's a point turner at "Multi Purpose Point Former". Your shirt is beautiful, thanks for the collar stay info.
Peggy L said... (2/17/09 6:32 AM) Reply
Richy - this shirt is stunning! Beautiful, beautiful work. I love all the new shirtings you posted on you blog. Please share when you finish.
Nancy K said... (2/13/09 7:31 AM) Reply
Beautiful shirt! I have been rereading Shirtmaking on my exercise bike in the morning so seeing your shirt is very timely. I have not found it easy to follow, hence the reread. I am really impressed with the perfection of your shirt. Coffin would be proud.
Re Becca said... (2/12/09 11:53 PM) Reply
Amazing! I have referred to his book many times, but I have never been able to draft my own.
SewItUp said... (2/1/09 10:28 AM) Reply
Great job, Richy! I have David Coffin's book but I haven't been successful drafting my own shirt pattern yet. Your review will help motivate me to get back to it. I've used the ShirTaylor interfacing. See my review on 08/14/07. I found it too stiff for the casual shirt I made but it might be what you are looking for.
Luckylibbet said... (1/31/09 1:11 AM) Reply
WOW. What an AMAZING shirt! I ADORE to see such perfectionism. I received the David Coffin book as a Christmas present - it's not for the faint of heart! - and have bookmarked this review (thanks!) to go back to for further looks as I proceed through the book. Totally helpful, thank you SO MUCH.
CatMukai said... (1/28/09 11:45 PM) Reply
i love to collar, it's so stylish. glad you found your perfect pattern!
amy in mpls said... (1/28/09 3:33 PM) Reply
You are GOOD! i see you have a little love for the polardroid as well! I made so many it said i had run out a film! Fantastic shirt, well done!!
cindyann said... (1/28/09 9:37 AM) Reply
You have every right to be proud. Very nice work on that shirt. I think your collar looks perfect! I have David's book but do feel intimidated by it. Perhaps I should follow your advice and take it one step at a time.
Nancy Rhodes said... (1/28/09 8:46 AM) Reply
Rebecca D said... (1/28/09 6:31 AM) Reply
What a lovely shirt. The shirt tail hem is impeccable, how did you do it? I love the tall collar and think you will look dashing in this fine, fine shirt.
petro said... (1/28/09 6:23 AM) Reply
Great garment and review, I'm not a fan of sewing menswear, but you've almost got me convinced to try it again.
knitlitcamper said... (1/28/09 3:35 AM) Reply
Excellent work, your shirt looks so nice and crisp. I will definitely have to take a look at David Coffin's book.
Sigrid. said... (1/28/09 3:05 AM) Reply
Wonderful shirt and a great accomplishment. I do have the book by David Coffin. It's full with the right information, but I find it difficult to read and follow. Your reading and rereading and working step by step certainly paid off.
Cerisa said... (1/28/09 1:51 AM) Reply
That is a beautiful shirt with a great colour and sensational fit. I also enjoyed the crwe neck t-shirts that you showed in your blog.
Christas said... (1/28/09 1:28 AM) Reply
I have just recently purchased the same book. Your shirt is very nice. I love your fabric choice.
Karen8320 said... (1/28/09 1:19 AM) Reply
Absolutely fabulous work, Richy! You definitely have much more shirt making expertise than I do so I can't help you with the information you seek but maybe others can help. I am really, really impressed by your work and you should be justifiably proud of what you'e accomplished here. I look forward to seeing more of your work. Well done!
Ody said... (1/28/09 1:09 AM) Reply
Richy, your shirt shows not only careful research, a well thought out process, but masterful use of technique. You should be very proud of your self. This shirt is wonderful and I really enjoyed your blog. I also am looking forward to more shirts you make with additional informative reviews.
Annette1 said... (1/27/09 11:48 PM) Reply
What a MASTERFUL job you've done with this shirt. It's PERFECT, and I really love your choice of fabric, too. I've never used ShirTailor, and I'm not even sure where I would FIND it, but I did recently use some of Sew Exciting's pro-weft fusible interfacing, and it actually produced a stiffer hand than I had anticipated, so I'm wondering if it might work for collars and cuffs. I'm not a shirt expert by any means, so I'm not sure. Another place where I've purchased hard-to-find items is Atlanta Thread Supply ( I know they carry a lot of tailoring supplies. (I think they refer to their interfacing as "interlining.") At any rate, BRAVO on your finished shirt! Wear it in good health and soak in the compliments. :o)
Richy said... (1/27/09 11:43 PM) Reply
QuiltersFan, yes the video helped a lot! Being a very visual person, I felt like after watching the video, the illustrations and the text made more sense to me. I still found the text easier to use in the sewing room but the video helped make it more comprehensible.
QuiltersFan said... (1/27/09 11:18 PM) Reply
Really enjoyed your review. Your work is perfect! You should be proud. Looking forward to more of your reviews. I have David's book and have done a lot of reading but not so much sewing of shirts. Did you find the video helped?
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