My oldest son decided he was going to be one of the Three Muskateers for Halloween this year. And he ordered a pattern for the shirt from McCalls.
Now he didn’t tell me about it until AFTER the pattern came in the mail. I had a pretty good idea it was something he wanted me to sew, especially when I saw the return address on the envelope.
Being the kind, sweet mother that I am, I told him he would have to go fabric shopping with me and he would have to pay for the fabric. Now what could be better than to go fabric shopping and have someone else pay for it!! My kind of deal!
We picked out some very nice white cotton broadcloth for the shirt. We even got a yard more than the pattern called for. Good thing too, because it took almost all of it.
I cut the shirt out this past Wednesday, but didn’t get to sewing on it until today. It took me all day to sew this shirt. There are bunches of gathers at the sleeve cuff and top arm area. The sleeve itself is wide enough to be used as a skirt. Then there are gathers at the bottom of the yoke piece.
It turned out rather nice, if I do say so myself. 🙂