Here’s the last of the secret sewing projects of 2014: A shirt for Doc for Christmas. I was inspired by this Prana shirt, which seemed in his wheelhouse, so I started with McCalls M6044 and Kaufmann “Mammoth” plaid flannel. Then I decided to add a back yoke, flat fell all the seams, and add real tower sleeve vents, which required re-drafting the sleeves into one piece (and adding 2 inches of length; Doc is tall).
This tower sleeve vent tutorial was very helpful, as was this one on collar construction and this tip to get perfect collar points.
Overall it was a lot of fun to sew but adding all the classic shirt tailoring steps made it take longer (duh) so I was getting a little anxious by the end. But I got it all done the weekend before Christmas and it turned out how I thought it would in my head. Even better, it fits him and best of all, he likes it.
holy bespoke shirt, catwoman!