Simplicity 8014 and McCalls 6613: DIY Womens and Mens Button Up Shirts

Simplicity 8014 printed polyester crepe de chine shirt

Hey Everyone,

Thank you so much for all the love, encouragement and support you guys showed me following my last post. I am making steady progress and feeling so much better. I have even managed to sew a couple of easy projects!

Anyway, today is basically me sharing a couple of shirts that I sewed up in February (really? So long ago already?!) and didn’t get a chance to share on the blog. One was made for myself using my TNT shirt/ shirt dress pattern, Simplicity 8014 (search on my blog for all the different versions I have made using this pattern!) I made this shirt using a printed polyester crepe de chine purchased on eBay. I basically love this, very of-the-moment print, and it’s already been worn loads.

Simplicity 8014 printed polyester crepe de chine shirt
Simplicity 8014 printed polyester crepe de chine shirt

The second shirt was made for Philip using this faded pastel cotton shirting from Fabworks, and my TNT shirt pattern for him, McCalls 6613 (again, search this blog to see all the different versions). I cut the pocket, button placket and back yoke on the bias, and used a contrast plain cotton for the inner collar and button placket.

McCalls 6613 men’s shirt in checked cotton
McCalls 6613 men’s shirt in checked cotton

That’s all I got for you today!

See you soon. x

Simplicity 8014 printed polyester crepe de chine shirt
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By day I work in the exciting world of pharmaceutical regulatory affairs, registering medicines (!), but by night I turn in to a sewing diva, making all manner of clothes in my beautiful sewing space (which you can tour using the link at the top of this blog). I love how sewing and sewing clothes that fit my curvy body continually challenges me. I enjoy working with all different types of fabric, and whilst I don't like to put restrictions on myself and say I won't buy RTW, the truth is that I probably rarely do buy it, preferring the fit of my own me-made clothes. I love to use natural fibres where ever possible and colourful coats are an obsession of mine! Sewing is both my addiction and my therapy. You can contact me at sewmanju@yahoo.co.uk

22 thoughts on “Simplicity 8014 and McCalls 6613: DIY Womens and Mens Button Up Shirts

  1. I really like both f your shirts. Your fitting is great, and I like the fabrics too. Wish my DH would wear a “home made” shirt… It’s good to hear you are on the mend.

  2. You just totally inspired me to tackle sewing a shirt for my husband. He’s short and thin, so it’s hard for him to find “dress” shirts that fit appropriately (especially in Texas big and tall land)- he LIVES in ironic thrift store t-shirts! Every now and then it’d be nice to be able to go to a fancy restaurant- ha!
    Hope you are up and about soon.
    Love your blog!

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