Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Men's Button Down Shirt McCall's M6613

This project was a long time coming, but I finally finished it a few weeks ago. I think I bought the pattern LAST October, completely inspired by Katie of Handmade Threads. She has sewn her husband a whole bunch of these shirts. (Also, jeans. Her sewing is amazing.)

The pattern is McCall's 6613. I made A.J. a size large. After a lot of measuring and even tissue fitting, I added length to the sleeves. In the end I'm calling this a "wearable muslin" because the sleeves are too long and the front and back could actually use another inch for his taste. He is 6'6" for reference.

I also sewed the back piece in wrong side out so the pleat is inverted. Unfortunately I didn't notice until I had already top-stitched the yoke so that sucker was just going to have to stay.

This is View D but with the button down collar and single pocket from View A. It's a very versatile (and unisex) pattern and has lots of markings for adjustments. I definitely recommend it. Especially when JoAnn's is having their $1.99 pattern sales.

The fabric is Robert Kaufman Brussels Washer Linen Blend Yarn Dye in Lovely Pink. This is a rayon/linen blend and the same fabric Katie used. It is inexpensive and soft and a good fit for a casual style dress shirt.

Maybe pinker than I expected? Again, wearable muslin. I promised him I would make another at some point.

Thanks for reading!

1 comment:

  1. Great shirt! The pattern doesn’t address seam finishes and it also has a two-piece sleeve set in in the round, a bit unusual for shirts I’ve made otherwise. I look forward to more. Real men wear pink!


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