Man Month Project: 30s Man's Shirt Pt 3

Today seemed much easier in the shirt making world. I got up early enough to really make some progress, and the thread for the most part acted right.

I put together the double facing yoke. It went on pretty easily. Was even keen enough to match the stripes so there is no ghosting between the pieces. Oh yeah, that's how I roll. 



**Special Note**
Whenever I work with a piece on the fold, I always mark the center and match up centered pieces accordingly working my way out, especially if there is a gather. That way I know the gather is perfectly centered.

The sleeves were a different story. They fit  like a charm, but they were double top stitched as according to the picture, not flat-felled. So I did that. Makes me wish I had overlocked those edges of the fabric first. I just have a thing for raw fabric edges.

Once that was squared away it was onto the flat-fellin'. Just a zip up both sides of the shirt and I was ready for lunch. Because I didn't add the extra SA the shirt is a bit smaller. It's a wearable size.

After that I folded the hem of the shirt and stitched it up. I really like the look of that. 

No real problems this go round. I still have to cut out the facing for the cuffs and collar but I don't expect that to take too long. I'  letting it 'hang', like you do with skirts. I'm sure it really means nothing for a shirt, but hey, it sounds cool.

In all I'm surprised how quickly and easily this is coming together. I of course say this before I do the front placket. I'm sure I'll be crying my eyes out tomorrow.

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