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September 28th, 2016 11 Comments

This man here will always challenge my husband’s position in my heart.   I made this shirt for his birthday in time to mail it to him as a surprise.  When he got it, he thought it was the pants to the suit I started 2 years ago.  No such luck buddy! Those pants will be finished soon, but with a different material for the waistband and the pockets.  You see, when I made the suit coat, I ran out of fabric to finish the pants.  Besides, I doubt seriously he will be able to fit the pants by now.

Some people say they don’t like sewing for family.  Well, not me…I LOVE sewing for my family.  Especially, when they aren’t picky about what I make and how I make it.  They give me the freedom to just create, with no specific deadlines, besides the ones I place on myself, and their happiness when I see them wearing the garment.  I just love it!!! For REAL!!!  ((((-:  Big grins on my face.

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.

Construction Details:
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?

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Anonymous

What a handsome shirt on a handsome young man! I love seeing the results when someone sews for a loved one. Thanks for sharing!

Andrea I know he will enjoy wearing the works from his mother hands … FIESTA 😉

I LOVE how you worked with the plaid! Plus, most meticulous pattern matching I've ever seen.

What a great shirt! I love how you used the other side of the fabric for the collar. Nice touch!

Nice looking young man you got there! The shirt is very nicely made and looks good on your young man. good job!!

Thanks Monica. Yes, he is definitely happy with it.

Thank you Nancy.

Thank you Tomasa. It was hard to chose which side to use.

Thank you Molly. He does look like his Mom doesn't he?

I agree, this is a really nice shirt Ms. Andrea and looks like your baby feels good wearing it too! Nice job! I may give this pattern a try too!

Andrea I love everything about this shirt especially the yoke!!!! Nice 🙂 Your son is a handsome young man and the shirt looks perfect on him.