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Pabry

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I haven’t sewn a shirt for myself in a long while. I have some soft plaid fabric in my stash I wanted to use. I was going to make another plain plaid shirt but a blogger I follow inspired me to sew a patchwork shirt. (https://mainelymenswear.com/2020/05/28/the-sincerest-form-of-flattery/) It turned out to be a fun project going through my scraps pile, looking for similar weight fabric, mixing and matching designs/colors, cutting and arranging until I found a combination I like. I used my Singer 301 almost exclusively, except where I needed zigzag. The Elna supermatic came off the shelf to play a supporting role.

I like to try a new technique each time I make a shirt. This time, it was using snap buttons. My experience using snaps have not always been successfully. It took way longer to insert the snaps than my normal method to bring out the singer buttonholer attachment. In the end, no snafus with the snaps.

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I really like that! You did a great job.
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Thanks Violet. It was nice to get back to a sewing groove again.
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What a creative fun shirt!  I love what you've done with all the different fabrics and putting the placket on the bias and contrasting the under collar stand.  Could you ever go back to on-the-rack shirts when you can do this?  Really super work and thanks for sharing.
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That is so cool, Pabry!  Thank you for sharing!
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Thank you all for your encouragement.

Chaly, I don’t know that I’ll ever go back to buying a ready-to-wear shirt. There’s a certain satisfaction that comes from wearing garments you’ve actually sewn. I’ve attempted sewing shorts but haven’t gotten the fit down yet. Once I get the pattern fitted right, buying shorts/pants will be off my list too.
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I keep reading the thread title as "Patchwork SKIRT" - which would be an easy thing to make!
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Oh, well done!
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Great job. I really like the placket and collar.
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I started making Patchwork shirts for my husband back around 2006/7.  This is the only one I photographed, 03BEBD7F-3F06-499B-AF28-9BC876E8F2BF.png 
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Thanks Mavis/Lori.

Winter1peters, I’m behind on fashion trends. 😆 Nice shirt. Your husband must have quite a few by now.
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I started making Patchwork shirts for my husband back around 2006/7.  This is the only one I photographed,  


Nice!  And looks like a perfect fit.
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Thank you all for your encouragement.

Chaly, I don’t know that I’ll ever go back to buying a ready-to-wear shirt. There’s a certain satisfaction that comes from wearing garments you’ve actually sewn. I’ve attempted sewing shorts but haven’t gotten the fit down yet. Once I get the pattern fitted right, buying shorts/pants will be off my list too.


Agree - I'm of the same camp and have made a pact with myself that I will only make my own clothes and what I can for the family.  On my list is pants/shorts for my husband but have not attempted yet.  And for these, sewing is always the easy part - it's the fitting that takes up all the initial work.  But like you said - once you get it down, then it's a clear path ahead.  
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Thank you Pabry.  Now you have started you will go on to make more.  That one is all building tool related fabrics! And yes he does have lots more.   It’s quilting cotton.
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I think it is quite a fashion piece. I sewing clothing for myself very little now.
The hardest part is fitting myself. Yrs ago had a form but still not the best.

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