|Simplicity: 8444 (Men's Shirt copyright 1978) - Type:Mens - Shirts |
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|Posted on:||6/24/13 9:08 AM |
|Last Updated:||6/24/13 9:09 AM|
|Pattern Rating:||Difficult, but great for Advanced Sewers |
|Fabric:||Cotton - Quilting [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: Men's shirt with optional sleeve tabs and shoulder epaulets.|
Pattern Sizing:. I made a size 42 which is a 16" neck. This pattern comes by size.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?. Yes, but I didn't use the sleeve tabs or shoulder epaulets!
Were the instructions easy to follow?. Yes - very detailed - those were the days when patterns came in one size complete with seam lines and detailed instructions.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?. Making this pattern brought back memories of using it to make shirts for my husband in the 70's and 80's.
Fabric Used: Mod-patterned polished cotton.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:. The fabric seemed to beg for pearl snap closures so I pulled out my old gripper snap pliers and used pearl snaps instead of buttons.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Making a fitted men's shirt is not an easy project. I did it as a challenge but not sure I would make it again! Especially in this size which is the size my husband was when he was training for bike races. I don't really know anyone this size now!!
Conclusion: . This was a challenging project and brought back memories of the days when I made shirts for my husband. The fabric was fun to work with - such an interesting pattern and color!