Kwik sew K3484 mens shirt pattern:
What’s this i hear you cry, an article on a kwik sew K3484 mens shirt pattern on a sewing machine repair blog? Has he gone mad? Well, no actually! In my spare time, which incidentally i don’t have much of!, i like to make my own shirts. I’m a fan of 1940’s and 1950’s style clothes ,which can be difficult and expensive to find, so i decided to make my own. How did i learn to do this i hear you all cry (i’ve got good hearing!)? Well, my wife Amanda runs the amazing Felixstowe Sewing School and she very kindly ran a shirt making class, which i attended. Since then i have made 6 or 7 shirts! This most recent one was made with a piece of fabric that was given to me for Christmas and has sewing machines on it, how apt!
Vintage sewing machine:
As a vintage clothes fan i also like to make my shirts using period machines, so for this 50’s style bowling shirt i chose my beautiful Brother machine with its lovely chrome and pale blue bodywork. In the past i have used Singer hand machines, Singer Feather weights, Bernina 700’s etc. This particular machine is a joy to use and handled all aspects of the make with ease, including the buttonholes. The beautiful buttons were from The Little Fabric shop in Felixstowe. Not bad for a relatively basic straight stitch and zig zag machine!
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