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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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Mr Sewaholic’s Shirt: Making the Muslin

Wow, it’s November next week! I’m starting to realize that perhaps you guys were right, and trying to make a bunch of Christmas presents is overly ambitious. Maybe it’s true, or maybe I will manage to squeeze some in, but one thing’s for sure – I have to make time to sew Mr Sewaholic’s shirt! […]

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Mr Sewaholic’s Christmas Shirt: Pattern Picked!

Yay! I’ve picked up a pattern for Mr Sewaholic’s Christmas shirt. In case you’re just catching up, I’m planning to make Christmas gifts this year, starting with a very special handmade shirt for my guy. (Click here to read my post about gifts and the great comments in response!) It’s not a surprise, he does […]

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