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Mar 11, 2014

Peter Models the "Home Sewing Is Easy" Shirt!



Friends, I usually don't just post a bunch of photos without text, but I don't think this photo shoot needs much explanation.

So here it is, my just-completed "Home Sewing Is Easy" shirt!  (Butterick 4712)  You can click on the pics to see them larger.









Needless to say, my shirt fits a whole lot better than this one (costing $180), which I tried on a few weeks ago, launching me on this journey.



Some details:











In conclusion, I love this shirt.  It's soft, comfortable, and fun to wear.   And it's a real ice-breaker!



Have a great day, everybody!

69 comments:

  1. The print placement is pure genius. Wow!!

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  2. Love it...glad you went long sleeve. I'm sure this will soften greatly with wear....except you might not wear it as much as a basic neutral. I'd wash it every chance you get.

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  3. Handsome shirt! And I like the crossword print, too.

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  4. What a happy looking shirt-- love the colors on you. I also love the shirt styled with the jacket and cap-- it looks great! I can't wait to see Michael in his crossword print, which is a good color for him.

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  5. that shirt is flippin amazing. /doffs hat.

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  6. What's the reasoning for making a flat hem rather than a curved hem? Stylistic decision, or because you don't want to tuck? Not a criticism, just curious! I've rarely seen men's shirts with the straight hem. :)

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    1. For casual shirts I intend to wear untucked most of the time I prefer a flat hem. For a more formal dress shirt, I'll do the curved hem.

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    2. That makes sense -- thanks for answering. :)

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  7. There is currently a competition to sew in the style of this lady ... http://dollyclackett.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/home-sewing-is-easy.html. You need to enter! http://rhinestonesandtelephones.blogspot.ca/2014/02/surprise-its-sew-dolly-clackett.html

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  8. Awesome shirt, and it looks great on you. Such professional work.

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  9. Love it. You look so cool with the cap and jacket.


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  10. Oh Peter, I love it! It's beautifully fitted too!

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  11. Frikkin love this, awesome pattern placement too x

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  12. Love it!!!! Have fun wearing it. I'm sure you'll get tons of compliments. It's fun and joyful, and we could all use more of that!

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  13. Love it, and I have some of that fabric. I wonder if it is enough to make a shirt? Thanks for the inspiration

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  14. Very nice! I hope you wear it to class!

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  15. A very nice shirt. The collar and cuffs look great! I think Professor B would be quite pleased with your handiwork. :-)

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  16. Much, much better than the one you tried on.

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  17. Looks great! Are you going to wear it to class??

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  18. Love, love, love it! Gotta get some of that fabric, too. Can't wait to see Michaels' crossword puzzle shirt.

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  19. Wonderful, love the shirt! I might have missed it, but did you get that great fabric from City Quilter?

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    1. They didn't have it, so I found it at OnlineFabrics.net.

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  20. Yay, long sleeves. I'd style your shirt with plaid pants! Feeling brave?

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  21. Love the shirt! Just the right amount of quirky.

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  22. i think the print placement alone on that beauty would have taken me a year... SO...MANY...CHOICES...

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    1. Exactly what I was thinking! Peter - in awe (again, as usual)

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    2. Agreed, very clever print placement. Your shirt is 10 times better than the "original" one.. well done Peter!

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    3. I must say they did a pretty lousy job of placing the pattern on the Gittman Bros. ready-to-wear version.

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  23. *applauds* And I bet it's also better made than the commercial one!

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  24. Love the fabric! It fits perfect! Great job!

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  25. Love the jacket & cap styling. Cool shirt!

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  26. This is a winner. Great looking shirt.

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  27. I like your version a lot better than the $180 one.

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  28. That's a fabulously sharp collar!

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  29. AND you did a much better placement of the images than the $180 one!

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  30. You are a sewing hipster!

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  31. Looks great! Yes, I prefer your pattern placement to the one you tried on in the store. Nice job.

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  32. Excellent. Much better than the one you tried on - particularly because it fits!

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  33. As a big fan of comic books and the newspaper funnies, I love that shirt!

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  34. It looks great. I love that fabric. Wish I could find some.

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    1. http://www.onlinefabricstore.net/alexander-henry-home-sewing-is-easy-multi-fabric-.htm

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  35. Great job! Looks awesome on you!

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  36. SeamsterEast at aol.comMarch 12, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    I find remarkable how much better is the fit on your shirt. Generally, I prefer close fitted shirts, but with this fabric, anyway, a bit more ease looks dramatically better. I wonder if that is because the pattern is busy and so needs to "drape out" more? I'll have to noodle on that for a bit.

    Serious congrats on your shirt. Excellent job.

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  37. Fun and fab! I must buy some of that fabric

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  38. What a clever ole stick you are, the shirt looks top notch.
    Jean

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  39. Love it! You put the 'cool' factor back in sewing! Love how you placed important motifs in important places! Sew on! Claudia W

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  40. Love it. I am glad you went with long sleeves. I would have liked a curved or chiseled hem like when you have hands in pockets. (sometimes these prints with straight hem can look like pajama top). Love it and love you. Keep it up.

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  41. ooh, so envious of the cuff/placket. The FIT course has definitely been worthwhile.

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  42. That is one fabulous shirt!! It like so much better made than the rtw one. Gorgeous!

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  43. OUTSTANDING!!!!
    Great job peter, looks professional, the fit is great and looks far better then 180 mess you tired on
    Congratulations

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  44. Great shirt, Peter. I love (and continue to read about) how you strive to improve your sewing skills and your attention to detail is very evident in this shirt. Am totally jealous about your FIT class! Stay the course....

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  45. Love the shirt! I guess it will be back to men's shirts again, after making children's clothes! :-)

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  46. Dear Peter: GREAT SHIRT. Love the motif; so appropriate!

    Soooo, I was going to ask you is you would be interested in a shirt's worth of high-end black mother-of-pearl shirt buttons? I have this 5-lb box of them and was thinking of peddling them on E-bay, but I would like to send you a dozen of them so you can see for yourself how very fabulous they are. If you send your snail mail addy to sufiyah216@gmail.com I will send you a dozen-pack (that should be enough for a shirt, cuffs and a couple of extras, right?

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  47. Absolutely perfect!! (And I love the long sleeves.)

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  48. Pop art rocks. Love it with the cap and coat.

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  49. Excellent Shirt Peter! Love the Print!

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