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Sew-Along Progress

February 6, 2011

This February I’m sewing along with Male Pattern Boldness and a bunch of other talented seamsters. We’re all making men’s shirts. Mine is for my husband, and here’s a reflection on my efforts to sew well.

The fabulous silk and potential linen and buttons arrived by mail.

I received the silk inspiration from FineFabrics.com in the mail this weekend, and I couldn’t be happier.  And, what service!  Since Susanne knew I was getting the silk for the men’s shirt Sew-Along project, she also included a swatch of potential fabric for the body of the shirt and a button to match.

Sadly, I’m already playing catch up in the Sew-Along.  Because I waited so long to commit, I didn’t have the pattern in hand when the Sew-Along began on Tuesday.  It finally came in the mail on Friday, and I eagerly cut out all of the pieces needed to make the 1970s Butterick 4712 Shirt A.

Pattern cut and muslin ready.

I’ve been cutting out pieces for the muslin every time I can sneak in a few moments this weekend.  I don’t think I’ll put pockets or the sleeve tabs on the actual shirt, but I do want to try everything on the muslin for practice.

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