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OK, I have a source for at least a few fabrics for mens shirts. Now to find
a shirt for an overweight man.    Any suggestions?
AK in PA



Re: Menswear
AK&DStrohl wrote:
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Kwik Sew is probably your best bet.  Otherwise, Wild Ginger's Tailor
Made *best innocent look*  (Too bad WG doesn't have a click and sew
pattern for men's shirts)

Re: Menswear
On Thu, 31 May 2007 16:04:32 -0700, Melinda Meahan - take out TRASH to

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Actually, I have had very good results sewing men's clothing using
Wild Ginger's Patternmaster Boutique to draft patterns. Just enter the
measurements, ignore the "coach", and remember to lap flies and
buttonholes the proper "men's" way.  None of the men I sew for have
ever complained about fit or style.

Barbee

Re: Menswear
AK&DStrohl wrote:
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Kwick Sew have some good patterns...

http://www.kwiksew.com/Patterns/P2769_2791/2777.cfm

http://www.kwiksew.com/Patterns/P3412_3433/3422.cfm (I used this one
for James: works up nicely but is a bit neat on the hips.  It is
decently long!)

http://www.kwiksew.com/Patterns/P2935_2959/2935.cfm (less formal)

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Re: Menswear
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KwikSew 3422 or 2777 for up to 52" chest; Connie Crawford's tailored
shirt, B2104 for up to 68" chest
<http://www.fashionpatterns.com/patterns/patterns_blouses_b2104.html
Raise CF neckline 1/2" and switch right and left plackets for a man.
No, I'm not kidding.  You may need more room in the neckline... let me
know if you need help increasing there beyond the 6x band length (it's
easy.)

If you need more room in the belly, increase both front and back
equally at the side seams in the area that needs it only... side
seams may assume a shape more like (right side seam, armscye to tail):
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If you just increase in the front belly area, you get a sort of maternity top
swing going on. and the side seams tend to twist.

Choose an armscye/sleeve pair by biceps measurement if the sleeve on
your chosen size is overwhelming.

Kay



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