I purchased a striped sheet at Walmart for $5 to make a shirt. I used the Islander 228 pattern in small with short sleeves. I had used this pattern for my last shirt using a medium pattern, but the shoulders were too wide. I recut the pattern in small just in case I did something wrong assembling it.
It is slim fitting! The shoulders are correct, but the body is small. I even restitched the 5/8" side seams to 1/4" for a little more room. I serged the side seams, since there wasn't enough fabric to flat-fell.
I actually like this shirt, so I made another shirt from a different sheet using the same pattern and 1/4" seam allowance. The only difference is I cut the hem even, so it is not a tuck-in shirt.
Joe wanted a pinstriped shirt, so I bought another sheet and made one with my "go to" shirt pattern, Simplicity 7330 in large.
I think it is odd when people ask if we are brothers. Even in the same shirts, we don't look anything alike.
I am making a "shacket" now with a gray herringbone cotton.
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