It's Not Rocket Science - M6044

Now my other half has seen this shirt (it was made as a suprise) I can share it with you...

Ol' faithful M6044 came out to play again, this time with long sleeves. For some reason I had put off making the long sleeve version for absolutely ages, for fear of labour intensive fitting and adjustments. After biting the bullet and just going for it blindly as a Christmas present, it turned out just fine. I pinched one of his work shirts and measured the sleeve against this pattern piece - identical!

Behold the geekiest shirt to date....


This amazing rocket science fabric was from Hawthorne Threads, although quite a while ago and has been sitting in the stash for about 2 years. Blue prints for space ships - perfect.


The fabric was lovely to work with, nice and stable to sew and super soft after washing. Luckily Mr Crafty Clyde loved it. He's in the science and tech world so that's fortunate!


I did find the cuffs to be quite slim (I tried it on myself) and so the buttonhole was done vertically to space save. It worked. Phew. The long sleeve version goes together so easily as there's no seperate cuff placket. The sleeve is 2-piece and so the opening is just formed from the seam.


And as if this couldn't get any nerdier - galaxy-esque buttons were added!


I love this pattern so much - and if menswear is on your 2018 agenda I would highly recommend this pattern!

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8 comments:

  1. This looks awesome! I bet your other half loves it.

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    1. Thanks! Thankfully he did and has even worn it!

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  2. This is so cool. I'm going to have to go hunting for this fabric now - it'd be perfect for me! Great job on your shirt I hope your husband loves it!

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    1. Thank you! Try Hawthorne Threads its awesome x

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  3. This is amazing!! That fabric -- I love. I am glad that he loves it too.

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    1. Thank you so much :) he wore it new years day so im thinking it was a hit

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  4. Amazing! I love the fabric! Your hard work has clearly paid off, it looks great

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