Vintage Butterick 3777

This pattern, from the 1980's, is now sold on Etsy as 'vintage'......I can't believe it, since this pattern was in MY pattern stash! And I sewed it up in the 90's for my husband. The grade school that our kids attended at that time was having a luau family night, and I had made matching shirts for my DH and two young sons.

Fast forward to 2017, and now my son needed another tropical shirt, this time to wear to the rehearsal dinner for a destination wedding in the Florida Keys that he and his wife were standing up in.

This pattern was perfect, just needed to be taken in a bit to be less boxy:  a little less 1980's, 
and more fitted for my tall, thin son.
I gave my son a few online fabric suggestions, and he chose this one available on

My son was very pleased with his custom shirt! And that made me happy,
as I don't get the chance to sew for the men in my life very often. :-)


  1. a fun opportunity to do some menswear!

    1. It was fun! I hope to do more menswear in the future :-)

  2. Super job on your son's shirt! He looks great in it!

  3. I made matching shirts for my husband and son in the 90's with this as well. Great pattern.

    1. Too funny! I knew I kept that pattern for a reason........


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