Sewing for men: Mr May. Burda 6931
As I write this I have 55 minutes to go until the end of May! In the nick of time then, may I present Mr May…
Mr May is a jolly good sport; he had just had a piece of metal removed from his eye at the hospital, and still he insisted on going ahead with his modelling commitments, what a chap eh?
Pattern Burda 6913
Fabric 100% cotton shirting (1.5m)
Time 4 hrs. (ish)
He loves his shirt and it is an excellent fit, he is 6ft 1″ broad shouldered with long arms. I cut to his size a 44″ chest, everything fitted perfectly. (phew)
I enjoyed making this shirt it was a quick and easy sew. The pattern is well cut. I prefer to sew shirts with a collar stand.
BUT the pattern instructions are very very basic, no mention of stay stitching or under stitching that is vital for successful shirt sewing. Therefore if you are a beginner sewist I doubt you would be pleased with this pattern.
Please Note: my buttonholer on the machine packed up today, we used poppers as a temporary measure.
He has promised to fix my machine and then we will have buttons, all eight of them. In actual fact we do quite like the idea of snap fasteners.
So what do you think? have you sewn a mans shirt yet?
You can read about the reasons behind my challenge and get all the details HERE There are also links to the rest of the ‘man sews’ so far….