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Jody's Classic Tailored Shirt

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Men
Style Classic, Traditional
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What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Kwik-Sew 3422 Men's Shits

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What materials did you use? quilting cotton

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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.

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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.

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Well done, it looks lovely and the fit on the arms is perfect. I also used that pattern to make a shirt for my husband but the collar come out huge, it looked like something from the seventies. I have since had to remove, change and replace the collar which make it look a whole lot better. Next time I think I'm going to follow Pam's advice to extend all the seams, it was quite tricky working with quarter inch seam all the time.

01/29/2013 Flag

The seventies. It was fun to grow up then but I often wonder what they were thinking as far as fashion and hair styles go. Wonder why you had issues with the collar.

01/31/2013 Flag

love the colour and the shirt is nice and crisp looking.

01/29/2013 Flag

Thanks. It surprised me when he chose such a bright color.

01/31/2013 Flag

Fabulous color. He looks very handsome in his new shirt. Great job.

01/29/2013 Flag

Thank you.

01/31/2013 Flag

Hi! I love the bright color your husband chose! You've done a great job on all of your details and I'm sure that you will be making many more! Thanks, Pam

10/06/2013 Flag