Sunday, June 27, 2010

Manly Mens Shirts

So I thought maybe it was time to make somebody else some clothes. I'm always neglecting my lovely man with those long hours hidden away in my sewing room, so he was first on the list. I made a coupe of shirts using this pattern that i found on ebay (I think) (also, Cowboys are right up my alley!)

He picked the fabric himself and did a mighty fine job if I do say so myself. A nice brown check cotton and some pinwale cord for the yokes. This is the result of the better part of a days sewing (and fighting with the sleeve plackets. For some reason the instructions seemed REALLY confusing, but when I read them now they make perfect sense.... idiot!)

Here is shirt #1:

And Shirt #2 from a cotton voile with olive green, blue, black & white checks:

This one is not finished yet as you may be able to tell by the raggedy anne sleeves (look ma' no hands!) and the lack of buttons...
These came together quite quickly and he has already worn the brown one (yes in public) so he must like it a little bit....

I will be posting again later with a catch up post on some older projects.... I'm off to the sewing room AKA  "the abyss" or "black hole" haha  

ta ta


  1. Very nice!! I'm supposed to be working on a short for my father soon but at the moment I have "nothing to wear" and need to sew myself a few things. ;)

  2. OMG you did an awesome job on those!And sleeve plackets!!!I avoid them like the plague!Oddly,I worked as a machinist for 2 years and did plackets so much that I got really good at them-but I just frigging hate them!
    I think I might have the same,or very similar pattern!I love cowboy shirts,so does my G.I haven't made him one yet,he's got 3 bought ones!!!A leopard print one would be quite styley!!

  3. Love the new header,by the way!x

  4. Just an asked about dating this's from 1962. And you did a great job with it!

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