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10/04/2009

The Denim Shirt....Complete !


Mens Denim Shirt_blog
Finally....my client's shirt is complete 
and winging its way to him by Priority Mail !

I'd like to mention a few things about some of the details of this shirt.  In previous posts, I was undecided about how to best use the contrast side of the denim. As you can see, I ended up using the contrast for both of the front button plackets, the top of the pocket and  both sides of the collar stand (band). I decided to add a contrast detail to the sleeve, but I wanted it to be very subtle. So I made a 2-piece sleeve placket and used the contrast side of the fabric for the under-lap. You can see it peeking out of the unbuttoned cuff in this photo I hastily snapped just before the shirt was packed and sent on its way.  Oh...one more thing...if you notice that one sleeve appears longer than the other, it is because it was pulled forward for the photo.
Sewing Notes: Shirt is interfaced with Pro-Weft Fusible Interfacing from ~Fashion Sewing Supply~. Fabric is from my shirt-making stash. Tan "faux-marble" buttons from the "light button" assortment at ~Fashion Sewing Supply~

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17 Comments:

Blogger Gorgeous Things said...

Beautiful! I love the contrast.

8:46 AM  
Blogger Loral said...

What a handsome shirt! Your client is going to be so pleased, and thanks for the collar sample the other day. I'm definitely going to try that, I HAVE to make my dh a shirt :)

9:00 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

Perfect man's shirt, your client will be thrilled.

9:20 AM  
Blogger Trudy Callan said...

The contrast and topstitching really make the shirt stand out and one of a kind. Beautiful.

9:29 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

Great looking man's shirt. Love the contrast and topstitching.

9:41 AM  
Blogger meredithp said...

Exquisite shirt. Thanks so much for sharing your work with us. So inspiring.

9:45 AM  
Anonymous reighley said...

Even though I follow along carefully through your construction process, I'm always amazed by the finished product. Just beautiful! What a lucky guy!

11:50 AM  
Blogger Teddylyn said...

Very nice shirt--classy yet casual! I wish DH liked that type of shirt!

Lynda in LV

3:06 PM  
Blogger Kris C. said...

Beautiful shirt! I love how you used the contrast, and I think you got it perfect! I'll remember this - I've just started making some shirts for DH.

6:36 PM  
Blogger Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

What an awesome shirt! The contrast is what really makes the shirt sing!

11:15 AM  
Blogger Rose said...

Wow! Your creativity with the contrast fabric resulted in shirt-to-die for!

2:41 PM  
Blogger Kathi said...

What an impressive denim shirt!! The contrast is awesome - I really love it!! I am in awe!

10:05 AM  
Blogger Ann's Fashion Studio said...

This shirt is awesome. You did a fantastic job.

6:03 PM  
Anonymous theresa in tucson said...

Pam, I have another question on collars. Do you trim the inside band and the under collar and stretch them to fit the upper collar so they will roll/curve properly. If so how much and where? By the way, I just finished interfacing a camp shirt and shirt dress using Pro-Weft Fusible. I think I have finally found my go-to fusible.

11:06 AM  
Blogger Pam~Off The Cuff ~ said...

Hi Theresa!
This is such a crummy answer to your question, but here it is:
It depends.
On some fabrics I just can "feel" that it will be necessary to manipulate the size of the inside band and under-collar, and will stretch them "ever so slightly" as I sew them, and trim them later. I have found that if they are stretched more than a very scant 1/8th inch, puckers/crinkles will show up after the shirt is washed...not a good thing :)

But a very good thing is that you like my ProWeft Fusible Interfacing as much as *I* do!
We are selling so much of it, as more and more sew-ers discover it!

11:54 AM  
Blogger Linda T said...

This.shirt.is.FANTASTIC!

3:01 PM  
Anonymous JanS said...

Nicely done! The color contrast was an excellent choice.

10:48 PM  

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