I made this from a fine shirting fabric I bought from the one of the only folks I buy shirting, The Wool House, while at a sewing convention in Atlanta or LA some years back. The only way to buy from them other than going to their store in Canada, which I think is still open, is to see them at any sewing expo or conference they might frequent. I know he will be at the upcoming International Quilt Festival here in Houston this coming month. Of course, I will be stocking up again. The last time I went to New York to purchase fabric, namely, fine shirting fabric such as this, it was not happening. The minimum purchase requirements for my business were higher than I wanted to spend and the retail cost were astronomical. So waiting once each year to see him here, is well worth it to me.
|Kwiksew 2777 Men's shirt cut in size medium/small.|
The pattern is Kwiksew 2777. I cut a size a size medium for the shoulders, and graded down to a size small at the waist and arms. The Shirt runs really large, so since this pattern was custom fit to him, I'm sorry, but its hard to remember all that I have done to this pattern to get it to fit him. I have made this one for him and my dad several times. Sometimes, I just don't blog everything. Here are a few close-ups for you to enjoy.
|The pocket is there, you just need to look very closely.|
I used a flat felled seam treatment for the entire garment. Both the side seams and the sleeves seams. It was kinda hard getting into that sleeve, but well worth it in the long run.
The sleeve placket was very easy, I just followed the technique used by the pattern.
The collar was cut with the opposite side of the fabric for contrast. The back yoke was cut with a center seam so I could get the chevron affect.
Thanks for following along. I so loved doing this shirt. It's time for another one. I guess I better get that one completed for my husband next, right?