The Classic Tailored Shirt »
InstructionsI used McCall's 2447 men's shirt pattern for the class.
Type of item: Clothing
Cotton-poly bedsheet from thrift store Pellon SF101 Shape-Flex interfacing Gutterman all-purpose thread
What was your inspiration?
I made this shirt for the class "The Custom-Tailored Shirt" with Pam Howard. It was my first time making a men's shirt.
I made the shirt from a cotton-poly bedsheet I got from the thrift store.
What are you most proud of?
That I actually finished and got a wearable shirt! Pam Howard's advice in the class was very helpful.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
For me, the most difficult parts were attaching collars and cuffs to the shirt itself. You have to make sure all the seams, outside and inside, are aligned perfectly before you start stitching, otherwise the seam lines will be off. Cut precisely, and sew accurate seam lines.