Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Simplicity 4207: Hawaiian Shirt for WW

I asked my bf to pose with his new Hawaiian shirt and here's what I get:

I ask: Why are you sticking your arms out like that.

He says: I thought you wanted to see what it looked like.

I say: How bout posing like model?

Here's his version of the pondering model, (I guess it is).

Finally, as he walks away, I grab the winning shot (at the top of the page).

Review for patternreview.comPattern Description: Men and boys shirts (raglan t-shirt and camp shirt) and shorts.

Pattern Sizing:Men's S,M,L,XL. I measured SEVEN of his other shirts (He must have TWENTY Hawaiian shirts in L and XL), to see what size he prefers the fit of. In RTW, he likes XL... L is snug across the back and shorter than he likes. In this pattern, that equated to Size L. I made it 34 inches long (pattern is 32). This is the longest shirt he now owns ... maybe I'll shorten it. Not sure.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Super easy.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? 100% RTW look with yoke and pleats in back. Nice fit.

Fabric Used: Gorgeous rayon challis bird of paradise print.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Lengthened 2 inches (not necessary in the end... it's plenty long as is),

I hand slipstitched the inner collar facing to tidy it up inside. (The pattern says to machine stitch, since that line of stitching will be hidden on the outside under the back collar, but I didn't want to risk it being in the wrong place... plus I LIKE a little hand sewing on a project). They have you hand sew the yoke facing down, which looks real nice.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? YES and YES. I will do ALL his future shirts with this pattern. It's a TNT. No sense hassling with learning another one, since this one turned out so nice.

Conclusion: I love this pattern. Super easy. I'd highly recommend it to anyone... a new TNT

1 comment:

  1. Fabulous shirt and what a wonderful, fun guy. I do the same handsewing for the collar. Hope you're enjoying being back in FL and this great weather.


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