We’re proud to carry patterns from many different independent pattern companies, but we do stock just a handful of the “Big Four” patterns. That includes this great unisex button-down camp shirt from McCall’s. Read on for Bonnie’s (our shop seamstress) thoughts on this classic style!
McCall’s M6932 Camp Shirt for Men and Women.
McCall’s M6932 Camp Shirt Pattern Description:
Semi-fitted shirts have pointed collar, back pleated into self-lined yoke with forward shoulder seams, and narrow hem. A: Sleeveless, bias armhole facings, back longer than front, wrong side shows. B:Stitched hem on short sleeves. A, B: Dual chest pockets with mock-bands. C: Single chest pocket with mock bands. D: Shirttail hemline. C, D: Two-piece effect long sleeves with pleats, seam opening and button cuffs.
Size XM runs Small-Large, while XN is XLarge-XXXLarge. Bonnie made this version in a size small.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, it did.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, especially with the Palmer/Pletsch adjustment lines.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Bonnie liked the simple design, which makes this pattern great for beginners who are building their skills. Bonnie considered the buttonholes the most challenging parts of the shirt, but snaps are another good option. We have high-quality snaps and a snapsetter tool in the shop.
Bonnie used Robert Kaufman’s London Calling Lawn in Poppy for the body of the shirt, and Anna Maria Horner’s Crosshatch Quilting Cotton in Smart for the yoke. Both fabrics were easy to sew with, and worked great for this shirt.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
The only small change Bonnie made to this pattern was the contrast yoke with a strip of the main fabric through the center.
Would you sew it again? Recommend it to others?
Yes! Bonnie especially recommends this shirt for men. She thinks it would be more challenging for women because women may need darts and fitting changes.