Custom men's shirt/vest pattern?
February 4, 2014 5:20 AM Subscribe
I'd like someone to draft a custom men's shirt pattern for me, so that I can make dress shirts from it for Mr. Needlegrrl. I am quite proficient with sewing, but not with men's patterning, and collars? ugh. Would a tailor do this? other suggestions?
posted by needlegrrl to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (11 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Mr. Needlegrrl doesn't like shirts that are tight on his neck, and he's a larger guy - super broad shoulders, etc. I think he normally gets 20 collar, and then 35/36/37ish sleeves. This is a good collar length, pretty good sleeve length, but the body of the shirt is too big. Possibly also across the shoulders is too big, although I'm not positive.
Even commercial shirt patterns don't have a collar large enough that he can button it and be comfortable, so even short sleeve shirt patterns aren't really feasible to make for him.
I'd love for someone to make a pattern for me to use, that I could make dress shirts for him out of.
Secondarily, I'd be interested in learning more about men's drafting, so I could alter commercial patterns for him, but most of the home sewing pattern classes are all focused towards women's wear.
Other notes -
1. I am aware of the button extensions that they sell at places like Men's Wearhouse, but I'd love a long-term solution.
2. He doesn't have a shirt that fits him perfectly that I could copy.