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6/25/2009

The Vintage Shirt....Completed

Here it is...my husband Roger's "Birthday" shirt,
made with a vintage Butterick pattern (#1481)

Roger's ShirtAlign Center



Here is Roger wearing his new shirt
. He decided he liked the flat collar better than when it was folded with a "roll." Tee-hee...he looks so happy doesn't he ? He really is a nice guy and does love the shirt...really. Modeling? Not so much!
Roger Wearing New Shirt

As I said in previous posts, I had high hopes for this pattern because of the way it is drafted. And the proof was in the sewing...it went together beautifully, each piece meeting its match perfectly. Further proof is the terrific fit...right out of the envelope. I really like the way the collar lays, the fit at the shoulders, and how the sleeves do not have that awful "wing-out".

I will definitely make this shirt again, and use it for clients. Even though Roger and I both like the funky retro vibe of this particular version of this shirt, for future versions I may change the collar (making it less pointed/ more narrow), to reflect current style trends.


SEWING NOTES: All seams are Flat Felled. Interfaced with PRO-SHEER ELEGANCE Interfacing from ~Fashion Sewing Supply~, Cotton fabrics from my stash.

Nancy K asked, "Did you do the flat fell seams in the body of the shirt the same way as you did the sleeves?"


Yes Nancy, I did....well almost the same way. When I was cutting out the shirt, I used 1" seam allowances on the side seams of the body and sleeves. Then I trimmed the back allowances to 1/2", and proceeded to fell them as I did the sleeve cap seams.

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25 Comments:

Blogger meredithp said...

Love that shirt! *Really* need to find time to make...er...finish some shirts for DH. And thanks so much for sharing all your knowledge with us. Love making shirts!

12:55 PM  
Blogger Cindy said...

This style is my husband's favorite. Summer uniform with shorts! I have bought vintage for myself, I might have to check out for men.

1:24 PM  
Blogger Gorgeous Things said...

That shirt is FABULOUS! I love the combination of fabrics you used on it.

1:50 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Beautiful shirt! It makes me want to start looking for vintage men's patterns!

2:32 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

Fantastic shirt for Roger.

2:46 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Very nice! You did a great job! I really like that sleeve method!

2:53 PM  
Blogger Lindsay T said...

Love it all but especially the bias pockets.

3:36 PM  
Blogger Nancy K said...

The shirt is fabulous! Did you do the flat fell seams in the body of the shirt the same way as you did the sleeves?

3:41 PM  
Blogger AuntieAllyn said...

Wow! I am so impressed with the way you lined up the woven pattern on the front of the shirt! Terrific job!

3:50 PM  
Blogger Rose said...

That's one impressive shirt! I bet it looks so good on him that we would not even notice the sunburn.

4:28 PM  
Blogger Gigi said...

It's stunning! My honey wants me to make him some shirts - now you've got me wanting to buy vintage men's patterns...

5:24 PM  
Blogger Summerset said...

Excellent! What a lucky guy. I like the combination of fabrics and yes, the collar looks better to me flat rather than rolled.

5:53 PM  
Blogger gwensews said...

Terrific shirt, as always. The contrast collar and pocket trim really pop the print, and I like those diagonal pockets.

7:20 PM  
Anonymous baggaroos said...

Pam, this is a great looking shirt. Your choice of fabric is perfect, and the bias pockets add a special touch. I agree with you, the vintage patterns are the best as far as drafting and instructions go. Good job!

7:35 PM  
Blogger Karla said...

Roger is to be envied - for many reasons, I'm sure, but today, it's for the gorgeous shirt. It's absolutely perfect, and I appreciate your sharing all the details with us.

8:30 PM  
Blogger Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

What a great shirt! I love your fabric choice and how swell your DH looks in it!

10:13 PM  
Blogger Linda T said...

This is one great looking shirt! I wish I could find this pattern.

11:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that shirt looks so cute, i love the bias pockets. also i am feeling very tired and it took me a few looks at the pic (before looking down)to understand that was your husband and not the form lol.

11:56 PM  
Blogger Ruth said...

Fantastic shirt! Everything about it is perfect.

1:11 AM  
Blogger EmilyKate said...

Oh, wow! It's a great shirt. Your fella looks about as happy to be photographed as mine would heheheheh. But I know he must very pleased with his shirt, it looks great :o)

2:56 AM  
Anonymous phyllis said...

That is so great and Roger looks great!

7:38 AM  
Blogger Karla said...

On a real live model - fantastic. The shirt is nice, too.

7:48 AM  
Blogger j.kaori said...

Congratulations on a great-looking shirt!

9:02 AM  
Blogger Sigrid said...

Good looking shirt. And though DH doesn't like modelling, he's a nice guy to show us how great the fit is.

9:17 AM  
Blogger Stash said...

I love that shirt. I remember my businessman Daddy wearing sport shirts like that on the weekends. Nice fabrics and fitting well.

5:45 PM  

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