Friday, 29 March 2019

McCalls 6873 Shirt Sewing Project

This is one of Daddy's old shirts.  The fabric has a beautiful sheen to it and the oriental embroidered design is gorgeous.  Unfortunately the shirt is getting too tight for Daddy (read Daddy ate too many pies) so it's been requisitioned for Little Pickle.  I've also re-used the buttons as of course they match perfectly - no hunting through my gigantic button box - win.

Tools and Materials:

Most of my sewing stash comes form the lovely people at Minerva Crafts.

Apply interfacing to collar pieces.

Shoulder seams.

Set in sleeves.

Side and sleeve seams.

Hems finished (I've used an overlocker) and pressed.

Press front edges to inside and stitch top and bottom.

Then press to the outside and top stitch.

Stitch collar sections together and clip corners.


Press and top stitch finished edges.

Pin un-interfaced collar band to interfaced side of collar.

Pin interfaced side of collar band to collar.

And sew.

Turn and press.

Pin and sew one side of collar to shirt.

Press exposed seam allowance under.

Top stitch in place.

Mark button holes and sew.

Mark button placement and hand sew buttons in place.

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