Kwik-Sew 3422 Men's Shits »
Type of item: Clothing
Style: Classic, Traditional
What was your inspiration?
My husband has long arms and it's hard to find men's shirts to fit him. So when I saw the Classic Tailored Shirt class, I had to take it.
What are you most proud of?
I'm most proud that it looks so much like a real shirt. I took my time and learned a lot in the class. I love that the seams are all finished and it is so neat.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Take your time and do a practice shirt first if you're new to these techniques. I made a ton of mistakes on the muslin I made but that made it possible to make the real thing nicely.
Also, if you're doing the suggested male pattern, as I did, be aware that the sleeve placket and the cuffs are assembled a bit differently than Pam does the women's pattern. She has put up a tutorial on her blog about how to do a "tower placket" which is what the men's pattern has. For the cuff I just followed the pattern's instructions.