I finally re-hemmed the sleeves and the shirt is ready to go back to live with the Boyfriend. Since I stupidly never got a picture of him wearing the shirt, I had to take a photo of it on the hanger.
I love the fabric. It was another $1/yard find at the swapmeet. It is a navy blue and white yarn cotton/linen shirting. The pictures do not show the color very well. I think it's cotton linen. Or maybe just cotton. Or just linen. I learned in textiles class that you cannot really distinguish between cellulose fibers in a burn test. Linen's ash is a little whiter than cotton's, but not by much. You can only really tell if you look at the fibers under a microscope. They have different structures.
I wish there was a front placket on the shirt and collar stand. I think Peter from Male Patterned Boldness did a tutorial for it so I may just make my own next time around. I already have more fabric purchased for the second shirt. A small navy blue and white check or gingham. I can't quite remember off the top of my head.
Here's my quick PR review:
Men's short sleeved and long sleeved shirt. View 1 has longer sleeves with a finished placket and cuff. View 2 is the short sleeved version. The shirt is slightly fitted so ends up with a modern look.
I made View 2.
This was the wearable muslin to see how it fit.
S to XL. I think it is pretty true to size.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes. I thought they were very easy. The yoke was put together a little differently, but it was easy and went together well.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
The fit was really good for a shirt pattern. I thought the sleeves were a little long for a modern shirt pattern. Not sure I love the pockets, but they are kinda cute.
Cotton/Linen (I think?) shirting.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I shorted the sleeves by about 2 inches. I also mock flat-felled the seams instead of traditionally flat-felling them. It was quick and easy.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes! I already have the fabric picked out. I recommend it to others too.
Happy Mother's Day!