So I went shopping with my husband for a some clothes for our wedding last week. We did a City Hall ceremony then out to dinner. He wears a 2XL and I was suprised by the lack of choices he had to choose from. He did buy a nice black shirt but it was so low in the armscyes, he felt restricted. I looked at the shirt and thought, "Shoot, I can make one that fits you!" I have the same issue with armscye depth accounting for my bust size. I just usually cut a smaller size through the shoulders than the rest of the shirt. So, I starting looking for men's shirt patterns. There are actually quite a few to choose from. I seriously considered the Colette Negroni, which I may still purchase. But ended up going with the Kwik Sew 3484. He prefers a collar without a stand and I don't blame him. I don't like stand collars on myself either. I know they look more "finished" but they annoy me.
So I went to Hancock's, bought the pattern along with another one to try later and grabbed some greenish blue linen blend off the sale table to give this a shot. After washing the fabric 5 times and drying it, including rinsing with vinegar a couple times, it was still rough. He said go ahead and use it but in my opinion if it's uncomfortable what's the point. I rooted around in my stash and found a couple pieces of stretch broadcloth in a blue and one in red. He choose View B in the blue with the red stripe and accents.
He swears he likes it! He kept joking about The Cosby Show episode where Denise makes a shirt for Theo! Hahaha ;-) He did take it with him this weekend to wear at his daughter's dance festival.
I enjoyed making it. The instructions were good. As usual, I tend to skip around on instructions which always bites me in the backside. Next time I will be better. I think a beginner could make this easily!
Great shirt! It was fun to sew for him and he was very appreciative.