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« on: May 03, 2008 12:36:39 AM »

So I found this pattern for a men's shirt  http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/show/3607 and by the size chart it looks that it may be huge on the Hubster. He'd be more like a 40 and the pattern size states it's size 48-58. Does anyone know if this would be terribly difficult to size down? Or should I just go search for another pattern? Or perhaps I should just copy a shirt he already owns and save my printer ink for another project?
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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2008 10:08:51 AM »

I've done a couple mens button downs from Kwik Sew that came out nicely. A casual button down like that isn't so bad but a really tailored dress shirt has so many tiny detail things they can drive you nuts. sizing down is always easier than sizing up IMO.
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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2008 12:26:16 PM »

Thanks Penlowe. Smiley I was watching TV last night and going, "I can make a shirt like that." I want to make him a "Super Dad" Superman-like shirt for Father's Day. His BDay and DDay are like right next to each other and I am trying to keep it simple.
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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2008 02:21:56 PM »

Double check the size chart on that BurdaStyle pattern. They're done in Germany and the sizing is a lot different than American patterns. In fact, the one I just downloaded looks different real different from just about anybody else.

In other words, you quite likely have the size you need. You just need to measure your hubby in centimeters. (Just kidding, they've got a chart with inches.)
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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2008 03:11:35 PM »

I looked at the size chart, he's more like a 42 based on their chart not 40.
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