Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Egyptian Themed Shirt

I made McCalls 6613 with some of the Egyptian themed material I bought at the thrift store.  I think it turned out nice.  I wanted to try a new pattern, but fell into making one I knew.  I made the small size, but lengthened it four inches.  I added two inches to the short-sleeves.  This pattern for some reason has very-short sleeves otherwise.

I usually line up the prints of the pocket and the shirt.  This time I did not.  The print is so busy, I don't think you can tell there is a pocket, without a close look.

I wore this shirt to an Art-Trek this weekend, and many people commented on it.  I felt like part of the art show.  LOL

I wasn't sure what I was going to make next, but while at the thrift store today I found another huge yardage of Cabernet-red material.  It probably has a little polyester in it, not enough to stretch, but it has the feel and a little shine.  This find made me decide to make some boxer shorts.  I don't wear them too much, but Joe likes them.  I think I will make a pair for him and one for me.    Plus, I am sure I will have enough left to make a few shirts.

Interesting Looking Material.  Almost Alligator Print.

Backside Looks Great Also.

Now all I have to decide is what patterns I want to use.

Thanks for stopping.


  1. Oh I don't just like it, I love it! And yes, I can just about see that pocket on the pictures. Great choice of fabric Wil!

  2. You have really nailed the fit on this shirt. Having a "go to" pattern is a godsend IMO. Nicely done, and I'm not surprised that people commented on it.

  3. Ain't it great to have clothes that fit? The shirt looks great and your jeans fit well too. Great job. I make my shirts a little longer to keep the from untucking so easily.

    1. Alex also makes cool costumes for others...ask him about them.

  4. What an elegant shirt. Perfect fit, looks beautifully made. I like the shorter short sleeves on you, too. When you saw the fabric, did you immediately think "Shirt!" or do these things happen more gradually? Great job, Wil. Once again, I wish I had your skills.

  5. That shirt is great! Thrift stores are my favorite place to get fabrics too. Currently working on a shirt I'm making out of a bedspread I found at the thrift. Its really cool, purple with an India type print on it. The collar on this shirt is the biggest challenge so far. I got a get crackin on some of my projects.