Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Dude Sewing: Herringbone McCall's 6044

Squeezing in one last project for the Sewcialists' Menswear for Everyone month!

This is not a particularly exciting project (TNT pattern I've made like 15 times, basic fabric...) but a super wearable one, anyway!

As usual, for Tim I use the McCall's 6044 shirt pattern, fit perfected over time (size larger shoulders and neck, medium through the body and sleeves). I've made this shirt so many times I think I could make it in my sleep!

This time: no yoke (I had "drafted" my own plain yoke for this pattern), my one-piece sleeve and tower placket modification in effect.

The fabric is a Robert Kaufman herringbone chambray. I've had it in my stash for approximately 200 years, but I think it originally came from Imagine Gnats.

I turned the button bands, cuffs and other details with the herringbone going horizontal instead of vertical, but of course you can't see that in these photos. It's a subtle detail, even in real life.

I used navy thread for some contrast. Kinda wishing I used navy buttons, but that's ok! I should probably also start putting buttons on the tower plackets so they don't gape, eh?

Tim likes it! He wore it right away, which is always a good sign. It's such a classic shirt in this fabric. Perfect for work or play. Or just drinking a beer on the porch during the golden hour.

Next up: Naomi of Handmade PhD strips Meg of her "Most McCall's 6044s Made Ever" title in an exciting McCall's 6044 throwdown!