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Topic: Retro Bowling Shirt (Altered McCall's 4399)  (Read 11424 times)
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« on: November 16, 2008 01:38:31 PM »

I've been wanting to make some retro styled bowling shirts for some time now, but have been unable to find a pattern for them.  Well, I finally just picked out a regular shirt pattern McCalls 4399 and altered it to get the look I wanted.  Since this is a man's shirt pattern I knew it was going to be large, and looking at the pattern pieces, decided that I needed to take some of the length off of it.  Well, I got a bit scissor happy and took too much off.  But it came out very nice.  I used broadcloth at $2 per yard, and with buttons, it only cost $6 to make.  If my bowling team is interested, I will be making more.  Anyway, here it is.

« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2008 02:29:31 PM »

i dont have much experience with bowling shirts but it looks like you did a great job!
love those color together

« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2008 09:13:51 PM »

It's so cute! You could wear that as a regular shirt too, with some nice capri pants or something  Smiley
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2008 01:15:17 PM »

Looks nicely 'tailored'; not easy to do.  Nice work.

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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2009 04:14:14 PM »

What a coincidence!! I actually had a piece of fabric that ended up not being big enough for the exact pattern you bought and changed for your bowling shirt. So I needed to find a pattern that was pieced so I could add a contrast color and make the shirt for my husband. He liked Burda's pattern #7811 see link: http://www.sewingpatterns.com/subpage.php?brand=Burda and made it a little longer. I also lengthened the sleeves a bit because they seem pretty short in the picture. It looked just like a retro bowling shirt when finished. My son loved it, so my teenage son now has two shirts in his closet from this pattern as well.  Cheesy Burda patterns are really nice. Yours turned out great by the way, I still have that pattern that you altered as well. I might have to play with it too.

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