I recently spied this clever design as an embedded ad in my RSS feed reader. I'm pretty sure it's the first one I've ever clicked on.
"Ask me about my zombie shirt... BAM! Instantly turn into a zombie by flipping this shirt over your head."
It's like an instant Halloween costume.
The pattern she used is McCall's M6044, and it comes with five different options in a variety of styles. Given the adaptibility, something tells me this is the only from scratch men's shirt pattern one will ever need.
Urban Threads' Niamh O’Connor has made a keen observation: "For some reason the embroidery industry hasn’t much tried to cater to dudes, and likewise they don’t seem to be too crazy about the idea of cute applique bunnies sewn onto their shirts. So, largely they have been ignored."
Ignored, indeed. So she created this great how-to, complete with some hardcore embroidery, bleach stenciling, patches, and some super easy scrappy-stitch adornments.
Men's shirts are sized in crazy ways - sometimes its sleeve length and neck dimensions, sometimes they're in chest dimesions (like a suit), and often, just the unpredictable small-medium-large. So, men, too, often have to buy for certain body measurements - length, sleeve, neck sizes, chest girth - and have other aspects not fit. It's why most men's button down shirts are baggy with big sleeves, and that weird muffin-top thing that billows out when we tuck them in.
So, next time you find that perfect vintage buttondown at the second hand shop, but it's flows around you like you're swimming in a gingham plaid Superman cape, pay the .99