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McCall's: 6044 (MEN'S SHIRTS) thumbsup - Type:Mens - Shirts    printable version
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Reviewed by:margy.64
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Posted on:10/26/13 11:48 PM
Pattern Size:Plus-Sized Regular 
Project Photo:McCall's: 6044 by margy.64

McCall's: 6044 by margy.64  McCall's: 6044 by margy.64  
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Pattern Rating:Great Wardrobe Builder
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Pattern Description: Mens Shirts with collar and collar band, front band, pockets and sleeve variations.

Pattern Sizing: XM (Sml-Med-Lrg) Three sizes provided in the pattern envelope. I made the Large. I think it is also available with (XL, XXL and XXXL)

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, apart from my alterations.

Were the instructions easy to follow? I didn't really follow the instructions. I used this pattern in a Craftsy Class "The Classic Tailored Shirt" with Pam Howard.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?I loved the slim fit of the shirt and the collar and collar band. I didn't like the fact that it doesn't have a back yoke and it doesn't do proper sleeve plackets.

Fabric Used: 100% Cotton Shirting purchased from The Remnant Warehouse online.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I made several changes to the pattern. I eliminated the front band by cutting the front band and the front piece as one. I redrafted the back to create a separate yoke and yoke facing, and I did a tower placket on the sleeve.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I have plans to make quite a few more of these shirts for my partner. There are so many variations you could make from this one pattern.

Conclusion: This is a great men's shirt pattern that can be used as a starting point to create many variations with some simple adjustments. The pattern as is, would be easy enough for a beginner sewer to try. See my blog Sew, Jean Margaret for lots more photos and details.
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liliv said...
a men's shirt? and it's a very pretty one, I admire it! I have never made anything for a man:))))
10/27/13 5:22 AM
Jstarr4250 said...
Beautiful job - it looks so professionally sewn, especially the sleeve plackets. Nice changes to the pattern.
10/27/13 7:38 AM
canei said...
10/27/13 9:07 AM
Sue Parrott said...
This is just so beautifully sewn Margy! Very nice!
10/27/13 9:48 AM
Morisot said...
Nice shirt. Odd shadow.
10/27/13 10:51 AM
carolynw said...
Terrific job - sleeve plackets and cuffs are spot on. I make short sleeve shirts for DH but have never been brave enough to try the placket and cuff - not sure why because I do my blouses that way sometimes and results are good. Should just go for it? Maybe!
10/27/13 12:29 PM
GoodbyeValntino said...
Thank you for the tip on the Craftsy Course. Love the shirt and review!
10/27/13 1:29 PM
Pj3g said...
Wonderful sewing! Shirt looks fantastic!
10/27/13 9:59 PM
Mc Donna said...
Great job! I appreciate the extra photos on your blog too!
11/3/13 1:24 PM
AustralianWoman said...
Well done ! You have inspired me to try this shirt ( though a ss version in hail spot white ready for summer) to rep ace something my husband/partner has and loves ( but it should go in the bin!)
11/21/13 8:56 PM
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