My first man-shirt! And in yellow and black flannel, it has “Dad” written all over it. See how lumberjack-like my Dad looks in it? : ) This was my first attempt at a collared button-down shirt *and* my first attempt at men’s clothing. The pattern is Simplicity 5366, and the only modification I made was to add 2 inches of length to the shirt, at my Dad’s request, to ensure it would stay tucked in while he’s at work. I made the large (size 42-44), but it came out WAY too big – WTF?? Despite the size issues, however, I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. I think my Dad is happy too. : )
This project came about while I was home at my parents’ house for the holidays. I was talking about how I had recently bought a sewing machine and was learning to make clothes, and also that I wanted to stop at the fabric store while I was visiting. My Dad humbly requested that I make him something (to which I enthusiastically said yes!), and he came with me to the store to help pick out the pattern and fabric. I like how he was involved and excited about this project from the beginning. The whole experience was great fun!
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