Friday, August 23, 2013

McCalls Shirt Pattern from 1945

I purchased a McCall 5863 shirt pattern from 1945.  A little different for me since I haven't used a pattern from earlier than the 70s.  The instructions are brief but seem straight-forward.  I am going to try out my Singer 404 for this soft-blue cotton short-sleeve shirt.  It should look just like the one on the pattern envelope.

I haven't hemmed the lounge pants for Joe because he will get too hot in this weather if he puts them on.  So I will finish those on the first cool day.

A pound of blueberries was on sale for .98 at the local market, so I made muffins today.  I only mention it because I used an All Recipes recipe to make them and they turned out great.  The only thing I did different from the directions is use half the crumbly topping mixture.

The recipe is here.

Thanks for stopping.


  1. Love seeing the vintage patterns come to life. Look forward to seeing this one made up. Thanks for the blueberry link. I have a bag in the freezer that my daughter saved for me from the large bush that is in her yard so will definitely make this.

  2. Blueberry Muffins cooking always smells good while sewing. YUM YUM YUM

  3. That vintage mens pattern is a great find! I looked at vintage patterns before 1950 but I didn't know they had any for men. I'm looking forward to seeing how it works out for you.

  4. Another fan of vintage menswear patterns. It will be fun to see what you come up with for fabric. May I please help myself to a muffin while I'm here?