I have been wanting a sewing buddy for a long time. Since I live in a rural area, the closest to a sewing buddy is quilting class.
Now I finally have a pseudo sewing-buddy. He is my size, so I can model shirts on him. This is truly convenient. His name is Maurice.
|Maurice modeling a blue shirt|
Maurice decided I really need to be making a size 40 from Simplicity 8427. My chest(and his) measures 38" , but due to the small amount of ease and the way I like shirts to hang on me this sounded like good advice.
The finished chest size of size 38 is 40.5" and size 40 is 42.5" according to the pattern . Not a lot of ease. My last blog I made Simplicity 2741 in size small and the finished chest is 44" .
I am using a turquoise sheet to make this shirt. I am making it in short sleeve and I squared-off the hem since I won't be tucking -in this shirt.
I used some off-white buttons. Looks good on Maurice.
The size 40 has the looser fit I like, but still fitting my shoulders.
In the pictures I am also wearing Kwik Sew 3504 shorts. I made these with some green denim from Wal-Mart for $4.
I sewed these with my Bernina 1120.
Thanks for stopping.