Saturday, April 1, 2017

Stripe Mania

 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.

Thanks for stopping.


  1. "Are you brothers?"
    "Are you blind?"

  2. They came out great! You can really pull off the whole slim shirt look.

  3. Great job on the shirts, especially the pattern-matching with the plaid. And I think the slim profile looks perfect on you.

  4. Love those shirts, especially the plaid one

  5. Brothers by different mothers. Great fitting shirt, cool and comfortable. Great shirt!