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Pattern Review: Mccall's 2149 (Easy Men's Shirt)


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Pattern Review: Mccall's 2149 (Easy Men's Shirt)

Flavia Giuzio

Hi everyone!!

I recently sewn a Hawaiian shirt as a birthday gift for my husband!! We went to Hawaii for vacation in September and I (obviously) dragged my hubby to the Fabric Mart in Maui. While at the store he picked the fabric that I used for this shirt. This is my first time sewing a shirt and it was SUCH easier than I expected and I also learned a new technique (notched collar). My husband also loved the skirt and said it reminds him of the beautiful island of Maui. So here is my PATTERN REVIEW:


Pattern Description: 
 Shirt has front patch pocket, side seam slits and button-down closure. A, B, C: Notched collar. A, D, F: Long sleeves with buttoned cuffs. B, C, E, G: Short sleeves. D, E: Stand-up collar. F, G: Collarless. C: Contrast collar and patch pocket. SEWING LEVEL: Advanced beginner. 

Pattern Sizing: I bought pattern size Large but ended up having to adjust the side seams and sleeves a couple of inches.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes! I chose view B (with notched collar) and I loved the result. 

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes. Overall the instructions were pretty clear. I had never done a notched collar before but the instructions where very clear.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I really liked the pattern. No problems!

Fabric Used: For this shirt I used a cotton with a Hawaiian print that I got at FabricMart in Maui for less than $2 dollars a yard. 

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I took in a couple of inches from the side seams and sleeves to create a slimmer cut, which is what my husband preferes. I also had to adjust the size of the notched collar. 


Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes! I will definitely be making another version of this shirt. It was a quick project and my husband really loved this handmade gift!!

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