The whole reason I’m sewing so hard these days is because this guy:
…wanted a shirt. A western shirt. Like a cool little cowboy.
This is the first shirt I made him:
Long-sleeved with pearl snaps, I used Kwik Sew pattern 3506 for these projects. The pattern worked out completely, except for the arms, which were too long, so I adjusted those, and the sleeves, which Adam says are too full.
My dad tried it on though, and he liked it just fine:
Now I’m making him a shirt too.
Found this green Carhartt fabric at SR Harris fabric outlet in Brooklyn Park, MN, and knew it would be perfect for him:
He lives in a cold-weather climate and this fabric is very durable and warm. Uninterested in having the contrast color up top, Dad’s shirt will be all green. He also wants it a bit longer than Adam’s, so it’s easier to tuck in.
I feel like I really hit home with this shirt, even though you can probably detect a few issues.
I intuited how to add the piping details and they turned out real nice.
One thing I didn’t have when I made the last shirt is my serger, which helped speed up this project quite a bit, when the serger was cooperating.
And look at these snaps! The color all-metal snaps are SO MUCH better than the pearl snaps, which broke constantly under the pressure of the tool designed to attach them.
What a lucky boy. Only now he wants me to make him some kind of crazy western shirt, with a huge detailed cowl.
Having trouble finding a pattern for that right now, but soon!