|Burda 6874 by Sewtofit.com Shirt with hidden button placket.|
Monday, October 3
Shirt making For The Big & Tall Man:: Burda 6874
More shirt making for my better half and I say it looks great on him. My son had his new shirt and this time around the man of the house gets to have his day in the spotlight. Sewing for the Big & Tall or shall I say Athletic & Tall guys, is much more different than sewing my my son, who is pretty slim and wiry.
Since this is my first time blogging a shirt for my man, I should start out with the fact that before this new slim fitting look, I have never had a problem making shirts for him. It is only now that this "European cut" is en-vogue for the big guy. I do think it is a much more slimming look than the loose fitting preggo look of days gone by. Also, the length is such a personalized area as well, and for him he wants it to be pretty long over his hips. This length may appear to work and he does look great in this length, however, he has requested another two inches to the hem. It is his preference to wear the sleeve cuffs folded back on themselves and hanging very long. So with that, I will be adding another inch to the sleeve so they can pool around the wrist after folding up the cuff. The shoulders will have another 3/8" added to the yoke. Just enough so it will allow more for the topstitching of the flat felled seams yet keep it very slimly fitted. Also, I plan to totally omit the back pleat since after trying this on, he showed me another shirt that just doesn't have that pleat. Removing the pleat will definitely give a much more slimming fit to the back and make it hang closer to the body.
What shirt patterns do you know of that already consider a large neck size and hefty body build? I'm thinking of trying the Joost de Cock of MakeMyPattern for a custom shirt pattern in the future.