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    Hubby told me this weekend he needed a few new shirts. Since he destroyed 2 this week. One with a irepairable tear the other just wore out. He looked in the flannel box and found about 6 or 7 he wanted. I narrowed him down to 3. This is the first one done. Horrible picture but I think you can see the shirt.
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    That turned out great! They aren't that scary to make except for buttonholes! I made a shirtwaist dress this weekend and had to remember how to make the buttonholes with my new machine. It is a learning curve that's for sure! But the machine also sews on the buttons, so that was a plus.

    Collar stand! Way to go, they make the shirt look very professionally made!

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    Any man would be proud to wear that. Great going!!
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    Very nice!

    When I was making shirts ( not my favorite ) I had a hard time spacing the buttons so I got one of these. Why I didn't just use the pattern? I have no clue. lol

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    That looks fantastic! It looks better, and I bet it will wear better, than a store bought one! I was never much good at tailored things. I guess I need to give it another try.

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    Awesome job.

    Not going to mention shirt making to my husband.....he'll want me to make him one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hulamoon View Post
    Very nice!

    When I was making shirts ( not my favorite ) I had a hard time spacing the buttons so I got one of these. Why I didn't just use the pattern? I have no clue. lol

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    Great shirt! You did an amazing job matching the plaid, that was always my trouble. I bet he loves it and will be proud to wear it!

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    Boy this brings back memories. Used to make all my hubs shirts. He is tall and skinny and it was hard to find size M tall shirts. Now it is easier to find shirts that fit...so I don't have to make them. More time to quilt. You did a great job matching the plaids. Used to make a lot of those too....then I found out he really didn't like plaids....oh well. Should have told me sooner. Which leads to a story from 1980. I was teaching school and expecting our first child. I finished sewing buttons on about 6 chambray work shirts (hubs is a farmer). I knew I better get them done as I suspected I was in labor (who knew? first baby). About 8 hours later I was a new Mom. Those were the last work shirts I ever made for him. Life gets busy...less time for sewing.

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    That's awesome! Beautiful job matching that plaid!
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