The Yee-Haw Rodeo Shirt

by Cynthia on December 9, 2011 · 4 comments

in 1970s

The Christmas season is upon us and I was inspired to make this shirt for my husband (especially since I never got around to making one for his birthday).

He’s always loved western shirts and I was pretty stoked when I found this legit pattern from 1978 at a yard sale. It’s McCall’s 6383. The pattern, magically, is his same size. YAY ME! I made a men’s size 40 with a 15 1/2″ neck. I used some soft orange plaid cotton flannel from Joann’s, white piping, and pearl snaps. The yoke, front bands and cuff are cut on the bias to add visual interest. I had a lot of “first”s with this shirt. First sleeve placket and cuff, first flat-felled seams, and first pearl snaps. More photos and info can be found on my blog.



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Katherine December 9, 2011 at 11:52 pm

Awesome, awesome, a thousand times awesome. Love the details, love the execution, and he wears it well. Great work!


PepperReed December 10, 2011 at 11:19 am

Holy Cow!! That’s fantastic!! Plaid matching and everything. This gift is made of WIN and I’m totally going to get offa my duff and make one of these for my fella.


Evie December 10, 2011 at 2:13 pm

It turned out perfectly! Love it!


Simoree December 15, 2011 at 3:34 pm

I have never been fond of the western style shirts, but I think this project may have changed my mind. Awesome job!


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