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« on: July 26, 2016, 08:46:59 AM »

My first attempt at a man's garment: a shirt for one of our fort volunteers.  Past Patterns #007B/#011.

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« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2016, 10:45:55 AM »

Beautiful work! Gotta love a simple garment, well-made.   Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2016, 02:46:32 PM »

How did you find the pattern? Was it easy to work with? Were there good clear instructions? And did it fit the fellow well? (Looks pretty!)
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« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2016, 10:50:45 PM »

The pattern was lurking in the sewing garret; it's apparently as old as I am!  The instructions were mostly quite clear, and went into a great amount of detail on the original garment(s) it was taken from.  The one thing I would absolutely change next time is the tiny little wedge-shaped pieces on the underside of the shirt sleeve.  The main piece already has a tapered shape, and the wedges only slightly increas that shape, while making a really awkward angles where two felled seams merge into a third.

I did a fitting just before the finishing work, and made a few tweaks:: I ended up shortening the length by about 8", and cutting the neck a little lower in front.
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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2016, 09:02:35 AM »

Very sharp! What kind of fabric did you use for this shirt?
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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2016, 01:32:12 PM »

The material is a linen-cotton blend that was provided for me.  As I recall, pattern recommends using white cotton for most of the pieces, with the cuffs, collar, and the pleated front done in linen.
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« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2016, 05:20:01 PM »

I don't like those little under arm wedges either.  So I traced out a new sleeve pattern piece that includes those bits, eliminating that extra seam. 
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