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|McCall's: 6086 (Misses'/Men's Shirts) - Type:Tops |
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|Pattern Rating:||Easy & Great for Beginners |
|See other patterns in this category: Tops Mens - Shirts |
|Fabric:||Cotton [See other projects in this fabric]|
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Man style shirt with long, two-piece pleated sleeves, cuffs and collar. Traditional shirt tail hem, no yoke or darts.
OOP - but still available to purchase on the McCall's website in the OOP section. Comes in sm,med, lg and Xlg in the next size up
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Mine seemed a bit looser than the envelope photo but I'm happy with that.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Very. Back is cut on the fold and there are no shaping darts to complicate matters. The sleeves are two piece that makes for a very easy no-placket vent at the cuffs. Collar is two piece too but easy to put together.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I wanted the looseness of a man's shirt but with a tighter fit so that it didn't look like I'd borrowed my husband's, this pattern came up with ideal combination.
I don't like the combination of fabrics used on the envelope - it would be enough to put you off, so go to the line drawing.
Cotton (shirt weight) and a quilting cotton for contrast
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I'd start by saying that I didn't make very many alterations but then again, I think I did but they are mostly cosmetic not fitting issues.
I added the quilting cotton as contrast to the collar stand and cuffs. I also cut the centre front button plackets separately: one in the quilting cotton and bias cut the stripy for the other. I then sewed these back onto the fronts and made then as per the original instructions.
I made the cuffs double length for fold back ones; one side being striped the other patterned. These were then secured in place with covered buttoned cufflinks instead of buttons. See the blog for a quick tutorial on how to make button cufflinks http://sewruth.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/its-mans-shirt-world.html
I raised the shoulder/arm hole to sit exactly on my natural shoulder for a more fitted look.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, this will become the shirt pattern to turn to. I don't understand why it has been relegated to OOP. Change the envelope picture and a whole new market would but this.
Easy to make, no fitting and your imagination (and stash) is the only thing holding you back from creating interesting and unique shirts.
I used this pattern too for a fitted shirt in broiderie anglaise: I cut the pieces, pinned them on the dress form and pinned out the excess into back darts, front darts and bust darts. http://sewruth.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/mosch-me-and-aud.html
It's long enough to wear untucked and still cover the backside but fitted enough to wear tucked in trousers without creating bulges and bumps.
BTW - it's also the first shirt that I've worn that I haven't had to use a safety pin at the bust!
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