Shirt Three - Post Adjustments

Project Description

What are you most proud of? The pocket I designed from a cigar pocket I saw online, and added the small amount of brown trim at the top. The alterations I made from the original pattern came out pretty well, but I still have several more to make until it's just right! I still love sewing on the buttons using Pam's technique! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Use cheaper material at first until you get the fit the way you like it! Don't be intimidated by the flat felled seams, and try new things! I attached the sleeve to the armscye using a different technique this time, and it wasn't too bad. But, still, need a lot more practice!

What you will need

  • 100% Cotton
  • remnant fabric
  • and project square for trim.

Q&A with TobeH

Pam Howard asked:
Wow!! TobeH, great job once again!! I love the details on the pocket and the contrasting tower placket on your sleeves. The fit looks great, but I can relate about making little tweaks to the pattern until you get it just right. :-) Can't wait to see #4 !! Thanks, Pam
TobeH answered:
Thanks so much, Pam! I'm almost to the point where I can do the majority of the steps without reviewing your class....almost! Maybe after a few more attempts! Yes, the fitting process, while interesting, is a learning experience in itself. But each time, I learn a little more!
Calumn asked:
Great job! Love the color. Can you tell me more about the cigar pocket?
TobeH answered:
Thank you, Calumn! Yes, I had a similar colore RTW shirt but it kind of wore out after several years, thus the choice for this one. From what I understand, the "cigar" pocket is one that has a rounded corner on one side, and usually a pencil pocket stitched in, too (though Ididn't since I wanted to save room for my cell phone). I think next time I might consider interfacing it, too.
Bonheur asked:
Magnifique, great work !
TobeH answered:
Pat Mitchell asked:
Very nice thanks for posting.
TobeH answered:
Thank you! Just wish I had more time to do this, but other family/projects/chores seem to vie for attention! :)
Una in Oz asked:
Tobe another great shirt. It seems the males in this class are showing the girls up!
TobeH answered:
Thanks! I think it's just trying to keep up!

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