A Comedy of Errors

McCall's #2149 Men's Casual Shirt

McCall's #2149 Men's Casual Shirt

I’ve been working on this shirt for M for 2 weeks, there’s little time after work since it’s an hour commute home and traffic has been hideous lately.

I measured M and determined he was a large but he insisted he was an XL so that’s the pattern size I purchased.  Everything had been smooth sailing, creating the pocket on the bias for a little interest and putting on the collar wasn’t too tricky.

Attaching the arms gave me a bit of grief since they wanted you to fit an extra inch of fabric into the arm hole – what man wants puffy sleeves on a shirt??? I tried twice to fit them in but I kept getting pleats and puckering so I decided to put an intentional pleat at the top of each shoulder at the seam as I’d seen on other shirts. Sewed up the sides and I could see the end of the tunnel.

“Here Hon, try this on!” I said excitedly.

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