Tuesday, July 15, 2014

My Changing Fashion

I have finally become adventurous enough to make a two-tone shirt.  My wardrobe has always been conservative.  Venturing out to this type of fashion is a lot for me.

I have changed from store-bought medium shirts to made-by-me small shirts.  I now wear small size shirts because I can make them long enough for me.  I used to wear medium shirts for the length, but they were too big.  I am also trying different colors.  I used to wear horizontal stripes to hide my thinness, but now I don't.

I don't know if this is part of getting older, or part of sewing for myself.  But it will be interesting to see where it goes.

This shirt is McCall's 6613.  I made it before for my "fun shirt"  Then I made it a second time, but I messed up the seams and it ended up being too small.  I can wear it,  but I don't think I will.

Fun Shirt

I Look Super-Thin in This Shirt
My "go to" shirt pattern before this was Simplicity 7330.  I still like this pattern, but the 6613 is  fitted, so it now has a place in my "go to" box also.

I decided to use some light-blue broadcloth for the body and some dark-blue for the collar and trim.  This shirt came together nicely, and I am sure to make more two-tone shirts in the future.

I made the shirt with my Viking 190, including the buttonholes.  This is a mechanical machine except for the needle up/down setting. I find the automatic up/down needle to be helpful.  I used flat-fell seams on the sides, and over-edged the armscyes.  I did write Thinmansewing on the pocket with my Memory Craft 6000.

Made-By-Me Outfit






Enjoying Window Shopping

A Bowling Shirt?




Thanks for stopping.

7 comments:

  1. That's the best version. Love the contrasting collar, pockets and sleeve bands...goes very well with your pair of shorts. Your best shirt as far as my taste goes!

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  2. What a great shirt. It has a retro style and it looks like it fits you perfectly. And the embroidery advertisement is a nice touch. I wish I could sew a shirt like that. Someday...

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  3. You look great in those new shirts. My favorite outfit is the dark blue shirt with the striped shorts. Good job!

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  4. Love the shirt. And the shorts too. Your into hipster territory. Keep it up. can't wait to see more.

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  5. Nice work! You say thin, but I see trim.

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  6. And to think thar Max, our poodle, tried to steal each photo. You look great, as does your shirt !!

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