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Re-drawing a Neckline: Shirt Alterations

I’m happy to report that both necks are much better. After a little stretching (and a little neckrub!) mine is feeling better already! Instead of standing at my bookshelf to work on my computer, I set it up at the dining table and made a conscious effort to keep my back straight against the chair. […]

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Neck and Neck: A Shirt Update

So much for super-productivity yesterday! I spent most of Friday and Saturday hunched over my computer, my sewing machine, the ironing board, a table full of pattern envelopes to stuff… and by Sunday afternoon my neck was seriously sore. Blogging and sewing can be hazardous to your health! I like to think I’m some sort […]

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Fitting a Men’s Dress Shirt

The party’s over, and the party dress was a smashing success. Back to the men’s shirt project! In the last couple of days, I finished off the men’s shirt muslin. I sweet-talked Mr Sewaholic into holding still long enough to fit the muslin, and even got him to model for us! Before we get into […]

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Muslin-ing a Man’s Shirt: Part Two

I’ve made progress on the muslin for Mr Sewaholic’s shirt! We’re getting really close to the fitting stage. I thought I’d share how to sew up a muslin to check the fit, without spending a lot of time on the finishing details. I’ll show you which steps I skipped and how it all came together. […]

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Muslin-ing a Man’s Shirt

Armed with the mens shirt pattern, the gingham muslin, and a bit of spare sewing time, I’m ready to start this thing! No, I haven’t been working on it in secret this whole time. I wish that were true! Now there’s less than a month till Christmas and I have an entire shirt to sew. […]

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Mr Sewaholic goes to the fabric store

Mr Sewaholic and I went to the fabric store on a sunny afternoon! We picked out the perfect fabric for his Christmas shirt. Sadly, he won’t let me share any of the photos. There’s terribly unflattering lighting in there! Which is too bad, we did the ‘hold-fabric-up-to-your-face’ test and I took photos to be sure […]

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