Secondly, this pattern is made by the duo of Pati Palmer and Susan Pletsch. Not only are they well-known pattern designers, they also have their own pattern fitting system that’s described in a series of books called “Fit for Real People” and its companion “Pants for Real People”. This pattern not only is designed around their pattern fitting system, it even includes a special set of instructions describing the basics of their method:
I checked out “Fit for Real People” from the library recently, and though it definitely has some useful info I decided that the book, and the approach, were not my cup of tea. (That’s a topic for another post). But here, we’re looking at what this shirt pattern has to offer. On the surface, it seems similar to McCall’s 6044, but there’s one big difference: this pattern is unisex!
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I’m ruling this one out for now, on the basis of the placket and the collar. When I come back to this pattern, I might substitute a tower placket and tweak the collar construction. But I’m also a bit unnerved by the unisex nature of the pattern and I’d rather stick with a true “men’s” design for my first shirt-making attempt.