I've made a few 'man shirts' for my husbie over my time sewing. The funniest one was when I first started sewing and I'd especially bought some really cheap grey cotton (very rare for me to buy fabric new) and cut out the whole shirt from a vintage pattern etc etc ... but the collar was absolutely ridiculous! I'd used too stiff interfacing I think (another thing I'd never used before, let alone realised you could buy STICK ON interfacing, as all my old patterns talked about the 'sew on' kind.) so the whole thing was hilarious! Of course Husbie never wore it.
And then I made a GREAT shirt, from a light cotton op shopped sheet - brilliant soft light green abstract lines on white. And guess what... HE LOST IT!
So after that I put a hold on boy clothes. They are pretty tricky, but in the last year or so, now that I've settled in to Sydney (and really come into my own, with sewing) I've made a few more shirts... but today I reveal the BEST MAN SHIRT EVER:
How hot is he?
The shirt is the best manshirt pattern I've found, it's cowboy in style, check the yoke and the pocket 'covers' with the buttons. And the quickest shirt to make, cause there's so 'double yoke'... um, this is hard for me to explain... but the front and back pieces go right up (to the collar) and you sew the yoke onto the front and back... INSTEAD of cutting the yoke (front and back) and facing of the yoke ... as it's kinda doubling up... MAN, it's HARD to write up sewing stuff. I just don't know enough terminology!!! I've always believed that EVERYthing has it's own lingo... and once you get the lingo then you totally can communicate effectively.
A Yoke! My Husbie was amazed that a shirt could even HAVE a section on it called a yoke. (especially since there's so yellow bits to be seen).
To recap: Heaps happy with my manshirt.
Oh.. that's right! The extra reason why this shirt was so easy... 1 step buttonholes! I love my new machine!
Hope you're keeping cool if you're Australian and if you're a Northern American I hope you're fighting off hypothermia ok. The extreme weather around the world made for amazing headlines today! I think it's another hot one for us here in Sydney, so I might trek to the beach tomozza!