Today’s project was prompted by the Menswear Challenge via the Monthly Stitch Collective. I settled on McCalls 6044, a classic button up shirt for my boyfriend and today’s model, Arit.
This was a nicely timed challenge because I had been meaning to make something for Arit ever since the jeans fiasco fell flat. I had promised to make him a pair of jeans as a Christmas present, a challenge that proved far more difficult than I had imagined and ultimately never came to be. I’ve never made a button up shirt before so I first made a muslin. I cut a size large for Arit but the muslin was much too large so I decided to make a size medium for the actual garment. The project calls for a lot of hand stitching. I did hand stitch the cuff closures and the neckline, but I cheated on the front bands and used my trusty tool Heat n’ bond to finish the inside of the bands.