I think Meg and I have a contest to see who sews more versions of McCall's 6044 and it is pretty much a draw right now! It is hard to deviate from a versatile pattern that fits so well. The two versions I made this time are for summer. The cute fish fabric is quilting… Continue reading McCall’s M6044 Men’s Button-Down Shirt
Finding the perfect basic woven shirt pattern for summer wasn't as daunting as I thought it would be. Months ago, I purchased the Butterick Pattern, B6100, because it offered separate pattern pieces for A/B, C and D cup sizes. I can't believe I've waited until now to try this pattern! I know there are a… Continue reading Butterick B6100 Shirt in Lightweight Woven Fabrics
Button down shirts: classic, always on-trend, easy to wear, perfect. If done correctly, an untucked button down shirt and a pair of pants can be the easiest outfit possible that is appropriate for everyday wear. After getting my technique down for sewing the collar and cuffs (see here for tutorial), I have been on a… Continue reading McCall’s m6649 in Cotton + Steel Yours Truly Strawberry Gold
Last year, I found this great tutorial on how to sew a collar to a shirt: http://foursquarewalls.blogspot.com/2013/09/sewing-collar-different-order.html. However, I was still not fully satisfied, because the last step of folding the bottom of the stand resulted in an uneven and bulky seam. Here's my improved method for getting a crisp, clean collar on a shirt.… Continue reading Sewing a Collar
I'm starting a full time position this semester and I'm going to have to get serious about my work appropriate wardrobe. First step is to make a bunch of great button-down shirts. Luckily I'm able to wear jeans to work, so a classy shirt with jeans is going to be a great go-to outfit.