Blue scale shirt, medium with white, gold, and copper accent. in Scales 2 Posted January 3 · Report reply I made a test shirt in a smaller size to get a feel for the technique, and to get my crafting hands back into shape. Once I started this piece, maybe 2-3 months of 2 hours or so a day. I did the body in four panels to keep the size manageable, and the front and back yoke separately. It took about 4 hours to stitch everything together on my padded kitchen table, and that last seam was a killer.