When you really love something…

29 Mar

The first shirt I ever made G. was McCall’s 6044 in a blue poplin with white spots. I was super proud of it at the time and G loved it. Seven years later he still loves it but I look at it with horror  – all I can see are the mistakes, the poor stitching, terrible choice in buttons etc. But it’s been wearing thin and just the other week it literally fell apart. But it is G’s favorite shirt and, when you really love something…. he  wanted an exact replica. Luckily the poplin is pretty bog-standard and available in almost every haberdashery.

This time I was extra careful with my top stitching, used flat fell seams for almost everything and chose simple white buttons. And he’s over the moon to have his favorite shirt back. Having made this shirt so many times there really isn’t anything new I can say about it. It’s a great pattern, but I’m looking forward to trying something new next time.

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3 Responses to “When you really love something…”

  1. Linda (A Crafty Scrivener) March 29, 2017 at 2:14 pm #

    Love the spots!

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  2. Lesley March 30, 2017 at 2:02 pm #

    I’m Halfway through making this shirt for the first time so if you have any obvious pointers do share!

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    • rosemary March 30, 2017 at 2:13 pm #

      Oh great! I hope you like it? I found the shirt pretty straightforward, but in my first few ones, I was sloppy with my marking placement, which later came back to bite me especially on the cuffs and collar. I think top stitching really helps turn this shirt into something special and over time I’ve learned to spend extra time on that. Good luck – look forward to seeing your final version!

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