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
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Kwick Sew have some good patterns...
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(I used this one for James: works up nicely but is a bit neat on the hips. It is decently long!)
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(less formal)
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KwikSew 3422 or 2777 for up to 52" chest; Connie Crawford's tailored shirt, B2104 for up to 68" chest
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): | | | \ | \ | |
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.
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Kay Lancaster
On Thu, 31 May 2007 16:04:32 -0700, Melinda Meahan - take out TRASH to
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.
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