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4/06/2012

On the Cutting Table...Vogue 8800


Next up, an evaluation of this fairly recently released Vogue pattern for a semi-fitted mens shirt.
I get countless email messages asking me for recommendations for  a "Good Man's Shirt".  So when a new pattern comes out, I do my best to give it a try. 

Since most of the shirts I make are custom hand-drafted garments for clients... my husband Roger is usually the lucky recipient of these test shirts.  And since I really dislike to sew a  muslin from actual "muslin", I am using one of the many batiks I have in stash, bought "on-sale-with-a-coupon-too."

Yes, I am going to make the short-sleeve version in this marbleized batik. I think this fabric is one of those "in small doses" prints, don't you?  A long sleeved shirt would just be "much too much" in this fabric.   But I think a short sleeve version in this fabric will look kind of cool for a slim guy in his mid-fifties...we'll see.

While sewing this shirt, I'll be evaluating many things such as the shape of the yoke as it relates to the back, the shape of the collar, the amount of ease in the sleeve cap and its height...among other things.


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8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to make this for my husband so I will be anxious to hear your comments. I consider myself an early intermediate sewist, so I hope you'll let us know if it is appropriate for that talent.
Sandy Corey
src419@hotmail.com

4:44 PM  
Anonymous Emily said...

Wow that's cool fabric but I know what you mean. I will be watching with interest and need to search back to other reviews you have done, like this one.

5:17 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Definitely anxious to hear what your analysis shows as that helps me think through issue with patterns that I try and use.

Thank you
Marie

8:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please continue with the reviews and thank you. I am always on the lookout for good men's patterns. Your review on the Negroni shirt pattern by Colette led me to buy it and it has become a favorite for DH and DS both.

Theresa in Tucson

12:15 PM  
Blogger Bunny said...

I really appreciate your taking us through the process with this pattern. I love the fabric and think it will look great in the short sleeves.

6:10 PM  
Blogger Martha said...

I too look forward to the next installment. Always on the look-out for a good man's shirt pattern. Thanks.

6:43 PM  
Anonymous Joan said...

I'm eager to read your review of the pattern. Thanks so much for trying it out for us. I like the fabric, and am sure it'll be another of your gorgeous shirts.

8:44 PM  
Blogger midnight hysteria said...

did you ever do a review of the negroni pattern as anonymous said (@theresa in tuscon)

2:45 PM  

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