Sunday, April 1, 2012
Pirate Shirts - the next big thing?
Here's the first, Simplicity 3758, modeled by a man who has apparently overcome (at least temporarily) his Seinfeld-induced pirate shirt trauma.
Full patternreview here.
Pattern Description: Misses, mens and teens poet/pirate shirt with choice of lace up neck, front ruffles, ruffled cuffs, etc. I made view B, with the plain neck and no ruffles.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? It did, other than the color (the view that I made, view B, is the one shown in black on the envelope, and is almost invisible. Of course).
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I didn't pick it out - it was given to me by the costumer for my local theater company, but I can't object to her choice. It's a great pattern, it will last them for many shows if no one destroys it, and it didn't take long at all to work up.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None. She said that View B (without ruffles) was what they needed, so that's what I made. Since the actor is playing 2 different parts, she has a detachable ruffle and elasticated ruffle cuffs to swap off and on depending on which character he plays.
Conclusion: I think doing all the gathering took longer than constructing the actual shirt. A pretty impressive result for not a lot of work.