Thursday, March 26, 2015

McCalls 6044 Machine!





Another of my tried-n'-true shirt pattern for Tim, McCall's 6044. This time, the short-sleeved version, view A. Nothing new on the fit front: I just cut the same size as my last two. If it ain't broke...


Tim's office in Jakarta is closing this week and he wanted a new batik shirt to wear to the close-out celebration, so I busted out some of this cool black and brown hand-stamped batik from my stash.


This batik is a bit stiffer than the last two fabrics I used for McCall's 6044 (tencel/cotton chambray and a cotton voile/lawn). It's more like a quilting cotton, but it still works for this shirt.


To shake things up a bit, I did the teeniest of color blocking by using some solid black for the inner collar stand and one of the button bands (the hidden/back one). 


I wanted to do more: all black button band, collar stand, collar and maybe even cuffs on the sleeves. Partly because I thought it would look cool, partly because it would help avoid some pattern matching across the button band (you'll see I was only mildly successful there, but I will blame it on the slightly askew hand printed fabric).

Tim thought the additional colorblocking would make it look like a bowling shirt, though, and not in a good way. 


But the Dude abides with the final product. Looks pretty good, methinks!



11 comments:

  1. It came out great - placket looks fine to me! That is a really nice batik print.

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  3. Great shirt! Your pattern matching across the front is excellent.

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  4. I love this! I immediately noticed the front button band and loved it, and then the color blocking behind. Absolutely perfect.

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    1. Thanks! I think the color blocking came out pretty cool, too!

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  5. Great looking shirt - and I love the fabric! And I love that the more collared shirts you make, the easier it gets - makes me feel like Superwoman to knock another one out, and you are maybe the same way!

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, I agree, I can sew up collared shirts so much faster now. This one was extra fast with the shirt sleeves- no cuffs!

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  6. This looks so awesome!! You are a shirt making machine - and you are inspiring to make some too! Does Tim choose fabric ever?

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    1. Thanks, Heather! Yes, you should give it a try- it'll be easy for you after all of your Archers. My husband doesn't love fabric shopping because he gets overwhelmed, but if I put him in one section and say "Pick one of these for a shirt for yourself" he'll pick the fabric. Or sometimes I'll make a suggestion and he'll either yay or nay it.

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