I added two inches to the sleeves of a medium Islander 228 pattern.
The medium shirt fits my body the way I like, but the shoulders are too big. I have seen reviews that complain about the sizes being big on this pattern, but I am not convinced. If I made a small, it would be too small.
I sewed this shirt after watching the Craftsy video Sew Better, Sew faster: Shirtmaking. It included the pattern I printed out and put together like a puzzle.
I followed the pattern and the class, except for using the left-front flipped over for the right-front. The Islander pattern has the left-front fabric folded twice to make the buttonhole placket, but the right only once, thus the two different front patterns pieces.
I made this shirt in a beige linen and 1/2" buttons I had in my stash. The linen sewed beautifully with my Kenmore 117-959. This straight-stitch machine runs quiet and does a beautiful stitch. Plus it is in a desk, which I realized from watching the video makes it easier to sew due to the flat area for the fabric to rest.
I decided to try this pattern again with small armholes on a medium body.
The results were almost satisfactory. I made this in a blue Oxford cloth.
I sewed this shirt with my Singer 401 in a desk. When I first bought this about two years ago it didn't blow my hair back. But after using it this time, I like it!
Striped shirts coming next.
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