When I met with Melinda before Christmas she told me about a men's shirt she had made, and I decided it would be nice to try making a shirt for Geoff.
I once bought a men's shirt pattern by one of the major pattern companies and when I cut out the pieces, I realized that even the smallest size would be far too blouse-like and would require more alterations than I am capable of making. Melinda mentioned the men's shirt pattern book she had used, which I ordered; it arrived yesterday. I am excited about trying, even though I know it will be a challenge. At least I can use the instructions from the pattern I bought last year -- a shirt is a shirt, right?
I know it would come in handy with all the Japanese sewing books I have, but this book in particular makes me wish I could read Japanese. So many details!