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Pattern Reviews> Simplicity> 1544 (Men's Shirt with Fabric Variations)

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Reviewed by:withtheone

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Posted on:6/10/14 10:41 PM
Project Photo:Simplicity: 1544 by withtheone

Simplicity: 1544 by withtheone  Simplicity: 1544 by withtheone  
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Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
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Fabric:Cotton  [See other projects in this fabric]
I've been wanting to construct some men's shirts for myself and decided to practice a little.

The fabric I used was a cotton shirting from Fishman's in Chicago. Great store but pricey.

The only modification I made was lengthen the hem by two inches. I cut a size 40 which is a wee bit too small for me. BUT remember I was just practicing. (smile)

The pattern calls for a separate front placket. I would change this to a cut on placket to save time.

I wanted to play around with some leather so I used some pieces that i had from an old leather coat I got for free from a coat closet. (smile)

Instructions are easy to follow and this shirt can easily be made in an afternoon. As always with mens shirts...getting precise stitching, especially around the stand, is crucial.

It was cool to make!
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supizoo said...
So many fine details in your shirt! It's lovely on you.
6/11/14 2:37 AM
kushami said...
Great color, and I love the leather patches and stripe placement. Looks like a good fit from here :-)
6/11/14 2:56 AM
cleverkitty said...
Wow withtheone you don't need practice this is crisp, sharp and perfect :)
6/11/14 6:27 AM
Nancy Rhodes said...
Cool look in those stripes! LIKE it
6/11/14 7:35 AM
sacjeanie said...
Very nice. Did you keep the button placement or flip flop them? I like how your dark thread echos the stripes.
6/11/14 11:27 AM
AnneM said...
Looks like you had fun with your top, and your fabric!
6/20/14 1:13 PM
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