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6/01/2009

A Shirt for Me ! ...with Release Tucks

Pam's Blue Stripe Shirt with front "Release Tucks"

OK, I promise...
This is my last version of the Brensan Sew Simple Shirt...for a while.

On this shirt I added cuffs to the sleeves, and instead of sewing the vertical darts, I made "Release Tucks". Making release tucks is very easy to do...even on a shirt or blouse that does not have marked darts. And it can be done after the shirt is completely finished!

Just try the shirt on...inside out. Now pinch out about a 1/2-3/4 inch "tuck" near the waist area on each shirt front, and pin it vertically. Turn the shirt right side out and try it on, making adjustments if necessary. Next, from the wrong side stitch each tuck, with a simple straight line of stitching that is about 2-4 inches long.

Here's a quick photo of the shirt from the wrong side, showing one tuck sewn and pressed towards the center front.



SEWING NOTES: Collar, Cuffs, and Front Facing
interfaced with
PRO-SHEER ELEGANCE Fusible Interfacing from ~Fashion Sewing Supply~, Italian Cotton Shirting Fabric from my stash, Buttons from ~Fashion Sewing Supply~.

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15 Comments:

Blogger Gorgeous Things said...

Ooooooo, I really love this version!!!

9:22 AM  
Blogger gwensews said...

Great shirt. I love the strips and contrasting collar and cuffs. I must buy this pattern. Looks like a good one!

10:47 AM  
Blogger Shannon said...

That shirt is so crisp and fresh - lovely!

3:16 PM  
Blogger Jeannine said...

As usual, your work is simply divine. I am hoping so much to get a blouse done for myself by this weekend. If only I could find more time.

4:02 PM  
Blogger Summerset said...

Lovely, those release tucks are very feminine!

4:17 PM  
Blogger Karla said...

Peggy and I feel unduly pressured by your wonderful results. I guess I DO need another pattern.....

8:26 PM  
Anonymous Peggy L said...

I'm right behind Karla!!! I'm placing my order tonight!!! Love all your versions of this great shirt.

8:57 PM  
Blogger Pam~Off The Cuff ~ said...

Peggy and Karla...

This pattern is such a wonderful "blank slate".
With your talents you'll be able to add so many of your own design details!

9:44 PM  
Blogger j.kaori said...

Great idea for the release tucks --- the shirt looks great!

12:50 AM  
Blogger Allyn Humphreys said...

Fabulous! And I love the release tucks (must remember these for the future, and must purchase the pattern before everyone else buys it and it sells out). I'm sure you're going to get lots of compliments when you wear this shirt!

9:47 AM  
Blogger Ann's Fashion Studio said...

"Beautiful". I love everything about this shirt.The tucks are a wonderful detail.
Where did you buy the fabric from?

6:57 PM  
Blogger Pam~Off The Cuff ~ said...

Ann, judging from the "age" of this piece....this fabric was most likely bought from Philips-Boyne

7:27 PM  
Blogger home-made-grown-sewn said...

Just discovered your blog, it is fab! Love the shirts, I am very new to sewing but will be trying my hand at making some clothes so glad I found you!

4:31 AM  
Blogger Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Hi Pam,
I've nominated you for the Attitude of Gratitude Award, please check my blog :)Have a great day.

1:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice work, Thanks

11:57 PM  

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