Come checkout my very first dress shirt I made using a Simplicity Pattern…

Today I’m wearing another garment piece I made which is now the perfect dress shirt. I used Simplicity Pattern 1544 which is a men’s button up shirt and I did a few modifications to it. It’s hard for me to find nicely fitted button up shirts that are not too tight in the neck or chest area, so this is a perfect way to get the fit exactly how I need it to be.

I choose a floral print because of the pop of color it gives off, but I also added the white cuffs and collar to bring that hint of classic look to the shirt. I modified the shirt collar from a point to a club collar (round collar) to bring a different hint of detail to my tie knot. Trust me…people notice that little change because it changes the complete look of the shirt in my opinion. And Last, I didn’t add the tab and button that’s goes to the center back.



Pattern: Simplicity 1544
Pattern Description: Men’s button up shirt
Pattern Sizing: 34
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done? No
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I liked how I could make easy modifications to it without being confused.
Fabric Used: Cotton blend
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I changed the design of the collar to a club collar and I didn’t add the tab and button in the center back.
Would you sew it again? Yes
Would you recommend it to others? Yes


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  • Reply
    September 29, 2016 at 11:19 am

    That shirt and the details are amazing. Good job! You are an amazing person. You might not remember me but you helped me a lot at the conference when I couldn’t get that math together. Blessings to you

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      Norris Danta Ford
      October 3, 2016 at 11:54 pm

      Thank you!

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    September 29, 2016 at 11:21 am

    Nice job Norris

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    September 29, 2016 at 11:53 am

    We are SEW proud of you!! Welcome to the seeing community! Looking to seeing more great men’s sewing reviews and what your creative mind comes up with.

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    September 29, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    you are just showing out Norris!! Dapper and awesome as always. You definitely have the best teacher.

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      Norris Danta Ford
      October 3, 2016 at 11:55 pm

      Yes I do and thank you!

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    September 29, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    LOVE IT!!! I’m adding this to my list of things to make for my special someone!!! #swag #mensewtoo

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    Chrishana Fields
    September 29, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    Love watching your progression. Super dope and still classy. #realmensew

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    September 29, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    You did an awesome job. Keep up the good work.

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    Timesa Johnson
    September 29, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    Love your style! The shirt came out very nice! You make me really wanna sew for my husband now!! I’m so inspired! Thanks

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      Norris Danta Ford
      October 3, 2016 at 11:56 pm

      Thank you!

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