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Vogue 8800 Mens Pattern...The Finished Shirt

Ladies and gentlemen, Vogue 8800 is a winner! 

This is the pattern--  Vogue 8800.  It is very straightforward...a simple style that is easy to sew.

It is a slightly contoured (fitted) casual shirt, without being too tight. And the only alteration I had to make was to lengthen the sleeves. The short sleeves are quite short, which is a good look on a younger man. However in my opinion, too short for a middle aged man. I made this shirt for Roger in a size 40...he is a trim man in his mid-fifties.      I lengthened the sleeve pattern by a full inch, and he still thinks they are a bit too short. So I advise to check the sleeve length before cutting.

This shirt gets my stamp of approval 
because the important drafting details are WONDERFUL ! 

LOOK...  The collar is curved!  The yoke where it joins the back is curved!   The back where it joins the yoke is curved!  The 3 things I look for in a good shirt draft are all here in Vogue 8800.

OK, so what if the instructions are basic. This is marked as an "easy" pattern, so I didn't expect the construction methods to be sophisticated. If we choose to do so...we can sew the yoke in a way that all the seams are enclosed, add a pocket from another shirt,  and put slits in the side seams ourselves.
Vogue has given us the most important thing...a very good draft!

SEWING NOTES--  Pro-Sheer Elegance Fusible Interfacing  and Textured Coconut Shell Buttons from www.FashionSewingSupply.com .  Fabric is lightweight cotton batik.


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Anonymous Toby Wollin said...


1:28 PM  
Blogger sewingkm said...

It's so great that you've already "done the work" on this pattern so we can buy and sew it with confidence. Thanks Pam!

3:31 PM  
Blogger Clio said...

Hooray! I just bought this pattern. Now I can't wait to use it.

4:13 PM  
Blogger petunia said...

Thanks for teaching how pattern pieces need to be shaped to go together and make a well-fitting garment. You rock, Pam.

5:33 PM  
Blogger Linda T said...

Now that I have your thumbs up on this pattern, I can go out and buy it! As always, yours looks perfect!

7:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ditto what Linda said and thank you for the review. JoAnn's has a sale going on right now and I think Vogue patterns are on it at $3.99. I shall have to stop in and pick up up while out and about tomorrow.

Theresa in Tucson

7:11 PM  
Anonymous Joan said...

Love the shirt and your review. Thanks so much. I'll definitely try this one.

8:43 PM  
Blogger Gorgeous Things said...

Great review, thank you!!! I have this pattern. Maybe I'll be nice and actually make something for DH. :)

10:46 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

That's an awesome shirt! My husband was just saying the other day he wished he had more short sleeve shirts! Ta-da!!!!

However, he doesn't like his shirts to be fitted around the middle at all, can I just widen the part of the pattern that goes around his middle? He's not overweight, he just doesn't like anything tight or feels like it could be 'not loose'. I don't know if that makes sense lol but I will go buy this pattern and make him some shirts!!

Thank you for the thumbs up on it! karen

11:35 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Thank you not only for testing out this pattern but for detailing why it is such a good pattern. That is helpful in analyzing other patterns as well.

Thank you

5:04 PM  
Blogger Sew Lady Sew! said...

Great review! It's so nice to know there's a well-drafted pattern from the Big 4. Thanks.

9:23 AM  
Blogger HeathersSphere said...

Thanks Pam for sharing! I really miss sewing some nice shirts for the important men (husband, father, brother) in my life.

12:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tip regarding the sleeve length. I was about to cut out the fabric but decided to check your blog first. Sure glad I did!

5:19 PM  
Blogger midnight hysteria said...

i can't remember where i read it, but i believe you said you were going to make your hubbs a *negroni* shirt after this vogue 8800 ... i hope i have not missed your review; i know you're busy with interfacing, etc, but would you be able to review it soon ... thanks so much ..... darlene

6:56 PM  
Blogger Pam Erny said...

Hi Darlene, I have been working on the Negroni Shirt...but I've been ill so it's taking a little longer than usual.

7:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm having trouble sewing in the sleeves. Wanted to use David Coffin's flat fell method, but this pattern seems not to have a 1:1 ratio. Did you encounter about an inch of ease on shirt back?

9:32 AM  
Blogger Pam Erny said...

Anon, I sewed this shirt so long ago, that I cannot remember if I had an issue with sleeve ease.

You can move some of the ease past the notch...distributing some of it into the curved part of the armscye.

2:43 PM  
Blogger Scheri said...

Thank you Pam. Just starting to sew for my husband and really need to fond some good basic patterns.


6:32 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Dear all, this patter (or at least the copy I have) has an error. The small circles on pattern piece #5, the collar, are not equidistant from the centerline. Therefore, when you pin the front facings, you will be frustrated that the pieces don't align. I don't remember which side is correct, but I do remember that the circle further out form the centerline aligns correctly. The other circle is nearly 1cm too close to the centre. Other than that, the pattern sews nicely. I am in Europe so I prefer a tighter fit, so I would definitely suggest measuring as this pattern fits quite casually. For a more fitted look, V8889 is a much tougher pattern, but well worth the effort.

7:14 AM  

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