Wardrobe by Me just released the new Men’s OverShirt PDF sewing pattern and the timing couldn’t have been better. Hubby has an insulated over shirt aka lumberjack shirt that had seen better days and was in need of replacing.
The pattern gives the option of patch pockets or single welt pockets and since his old one had welt pockets, that was what he requested. The other requirement was that it needed to be lined so it would provide some warmth, especially since the days are getting cooler.
We went hunting for some fabric together and we found a couple of options but I was only able to get this plaid one done in time for the release so I will have to share the other one at a later date. The old one was red and black plaid, too, so hubby was happy to get something that was reminiscent to the now retired one.
The one catch was that his previous one was lined and I could not find any quilted fabric in a masculine or even adult print. I found this nylon quilted batting online from PacCana in Calgary, Alberta and they were a pleasure to deal with and got my order out very quickly to help with my deadline to finish the test.
The pattern doesn’t have instruction for lining it, though, but I have lined coats before so with Christina’s okay, I was able to make my test garment exactly how hubby wanted it. I basically just cut the pattern out of the plaid flannel and then again out of the quilted batting. I could have then proceeded by just putting them wrong sides together, effectively treating them as one piece of fabric and sewing as per the instructions. I decided, however, that I wanted more of a clean finish so I sewed the body pieces separately and then put them wrong sides together and then continued on with the instructions. I did the same with the sleeves.
The cuff isn’t lined other than how you would normally finish a cuffed sleeve with another piece of the same fabric as the outer cuff. The only seam that is exposed is the armscye. My intention is to do a black polyester binding around the armscye’s but I haven’t made it out to pick some up yet so that is still on my to do list. The lining has made this really warm and is really easy to put on because of the nylon quilted batting.
Hubby’s normal size in Wardrobe by Me patterns is an XL. In my pictures, it is still warmish out, so he is wearing it over a short sleeved t-shirt. There is now snow on the ground so he is wearing sweaters and it is just a bit tight. So in hindsight, I really should have gone up one size, which makes sense since this is like wearing two of them together. But he is still getting a lot of wear from this, because now that the snow is here, it is nice to have something warm to wear around the house. I will have to make another in a bigger size for all of his outdoor lumber jacking type stuff!
I hope that you enjoyed hearing about my version of the new WBM Men’s Overshirt. If anything about how I lined it doesn’t make sense, just drop me a line and I will try to get into more detail.
Thanks again for reading!
Men’s 2XS-3XL Height 5’4″-6′ (165-185 cm)
SKILL LEVEL 3/4
The design is straight forward. You will be introduced to sewing a double yoke, convertible collar, and cuffs. If you are more adventurous you can try the welt pockets. (Reminder that there are no instructions for lining but there are plenty of resources online to make that work)
– Convertible Collar
– Two-piece sleeves
– Side Slits
– Double Yoke
– Patch or welt pockets
-layered options for printing only the size(s) you need
-printable on A4 and Letter paper
-A0 print shop format
-trim pdf pattern assembly
-The shirt is suitable for all medium-weight woven fabrics such as cotton, linen, wool or other comfortable fabric. Choose interfacing that works with the weight of the fabric.
-For a size XL I used 2 meters of fabric and the same amount of quilted lining