The “Plaid Overload” Shirt
Fabric: 2 yards of plaid fabric for each shirt
Pattern: McCalls 6044
Notions: Lots of buttons for the shirts
Time to complete: About 10 hours for all 5 shirts
First worn: Immediately upon finishing them!
Wear again? All the time!
Total Cost: $60 for all the shirts
My husband loves his plaid. So when I needed something new to make, he offered up himself as a muse! And of course he asked for plaid shirts. Half of his closet is now plaid after this sewing fest.
I followed McCalls 6044 pretty much exactly, so this was a really easy project to work on. I think making men’s shirts is actually easier than women’s shirts. You don’t have to worry about darts and inset sleeves and all. So since it was so easy to make men’s shirts, I went crazy with it. I made him five of them, all in plaid flannel. Also, I was able to get my husband out to the fabric store and not shut down immediately in boredom once there! Wins all around!