In the interest of clothing some of the males who live in our house, I made my son 2 Marco shirts.
The Marco shirt is just a large version of the Ethan Shirt, and both are made by Sis Boom patterns. (You can see the Ethan Shirt I made for my younger son, here. And the way I made the Ethan Shirt into a jacket, here.) But back to the Marco shirt.
As if sewing a man’s shirt complete with collar stand and collar, button placket, and cuffs is not difficult enough, I had to pick two hard to work with materials to make them from; flannel and some double sided shirting material. The flannel has a slight give to it, and the other material wanted to separate!
The slight give of the flannel made pattern matching verrrrry difficult, but I fought with this pocket until I had it right! I bought both fabrics at JoAnn’s and they are very pretty, er make that handsome, for men’s shirts.
Making these Marco shirts was exactly the same as constructing the Ethan shirt, except bigger. A lot bigger! What used to be my little baby boy 14 years ago is now a 6 foot 6.5 inch man! With an 80 inch wingspan. Okay, okay, 10 lbs 4 oz is not exactly a little baby, but it’s a lot smaller than 6’ 6.5” Where was I? Oh yes, the Marco shirt! I did add length to the sleeves. (80 inches?????!!!!)
One thing I love about the Sis Boom shirt patterns, is how finished the inside is when you are through. I do not have a serger, but the inside of these shirts are almost as nice as the outside!
The only change I made was to add buttons to the collar of the plaid Marco Shirt.
The next time I will probably mark out my own buttons and button holes and space them a little closer. When you make a shirt this long, they seem distorted and a little too far apart.
sweet little baby boy big son refused to model these shirts for me, and who was I to make him? (See above size measurements!) Maybe I could surreptitiously take some pictures of him wearing these Marco Shirts, becasue he’s wearing one or the other constantly. He says they are his only shirts with long enough sleeves! Awwww, poor widdle baby thing!
Now he’s onto me to make him some everyday shirts from knit fabric. It’s a good thing knit fabric comes in 60” widths! I’ll keep you updated.