Monday, May 27, 2013

Joe's Simplicity 7330 Shirt

I finished Joe's 7330 shirt.  I made it out of a blue bed sheet on my Singer 327.  I think it turned out quite well, and fits Joe like a shirt should.

I used a Greist #1 buttonholer with my Singer to make the buttonholes. This Greist is a straight-stitch model. It makes wonderful buttonholes.

Singer 327

Greist #1

I was asked on a previous blog what I like so much about the Simplicity 7330 pattern.

Just to name a few:

It fits me, with no alterations.

There is no hand sewing.

It can be made with a collar stand or a notched collar.

The instructions are easy to follow.

There are a minimum of pieces to sew together.

I like the style.

I paid .30 for it at the thrift store.

Thanks for stopping.


  1. Nice shirt-neat that it matches the sewing machine in color! I bought this pattern online after seeing it had all the sizes included and you had quite a few likes about this pattern. Thanks for sharing the project.

  2. Watching this being made from start to finish was so much fun to watch. To see a comfortable sheet transformed into a piece of art that I can wear, formal enough to taste champagne in, comfortable for any occasion.

  3. And it is so comfortable !

  4. The zig-zag stitch on the buttonhole is rather loose. It's not the satin-stitch it ought to be. Is it not possible to set it tighter, or at least go round twice?

    1. The only adjustment on the buttonholer is for a wider or thinner opening. Next time I'll go around twice.
      Thank you.