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2/20/2010

3 Shirts in 3 Days

For me to sew 3 shirts in 3 days is not an unusual thing. Usually I can sew at least 3 shirts in a day, but with all the business duties on my agenda these days,  it's extraordinary that I had the time to squeeze these into my schedule at all!  However, DH Roger needed a few more shirts, the fabric was there, so now there are 3 new shirts in his closet...
^ CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE and see Details ^
ALL OF THESE SHIRTS ARE OF MY ORIGINAL DESIGN, 
THE PATTERNS DRAFTED BY HAND.

Shirt #1 is made from Plaid Cotton Shirting fabric, and features bias details and a "Cigar Pocket".
Shirt #2 is made from very average quality Cotton Oxford Cloth fabric, in a traditional design.
Shirt #3 is made from Cotton Chambray fabric, and features a right front "Prince" seam, and a buttoned "Cigar Pocket"

Click HERE for a FREE PATTERN DIAGRAM for the "Cigar Pocket" 

Sewing notes-- Fabrics from my shirt-making stash, PRO-WOVEN Fusible INTERFACING and BUTTONS from FASHION SEWING SUPPLY.

I recently had a question via my Facebook page asking about shirt patterns that I would recommend.
These are the pattern companies with good mens shirt patterns, in my opinion. I've tried them all in the past, and have gotten good results. Not as good as a custom draft, but compared to most commercial mens shirt patterns, the menswear patterns from these companies are quite good..again, in my opinion--
The styles and design features vary, but all the patterns are well drafted and each company provides good instructions.

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16 Comments:

Blogger Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Great looking shirts and nice choice of fabrics.

I agree I like the shirt patterns from these companies.

2:43 PM  
Blogger gwensews said...

Wow Pam, you must have burned the midnight oil making those shirts so quickly! What a lucky guy your husband is.

4:45 PM  
Blogger Dei said...

Amazing! How do you do that?

5:57 PM  
Blogger karen said...

wow! you are amazing! the shirts are beautiful...as always!

6:07 PM  
Anonymous emerleabharlannai@yahoo.com said...

Very eye-catching pocket on the check since it appears to have a diagonal lower left corner while the entire right side looks incorporated into the front placket. I like the diagonal front and cuff plackets on it. The other two are much more business wear with interest that is subtle, not flashy. Any particular reason for the check pocket or just design features because you can? I'd love to be able to enlarge the check to see more details. Your work sets me to thinking about things I can do on my next projects. Thanks again for being inspiring!

9:50 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

Wow, Pam, I bet Roger is thrilled and will be the best dressed guy around.

12:28 AM  
Blogger Pam~Off The Cuff ~ said...

emerleabharlannai, I have just enlarged the photos so that you can see more detail. Just click on it, and it will enlarge :)
The pocket that you refer to is my "Cigar Pocket" it has one straight edge and one that is rounded on one bottom corner. It is the same pocket that is shown on shirt #3.

7:53 AM  
Blogger Pam~Off The Cuff ~ said...

In answer to Dei's question:
"25 years as a professional ShirtMaker ;)"

7:55 AM  
Anonymous emerleabharlannai said...

Thank you so it does run into the placket. Inspiring!

2:35 PM  
Anonymous emerleabharlannai said...

Thank you so it does run into the placket. Inspiring!

2:35 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Wonderful shirts! And thank you for the pattern recommendations, it is so difficult to find nice patterns for men!

8:29 PM  
Blogger Dana said...

Wow! Three great looking shirts in one day! Just curious, do you do them factory style (all the collars at once, all the cuffs, etc.) or finish on shirt completely before you start the next? I'm using your site to inspire me to sew for my DH...someday!

8:11 PM  
Blogger Pam~Off The Cuff ~ said...

Thanks Dana!
These shirts I did one at a time, one day at a time. But when I have many client orders pending, yes, I do them "factory style", and if I have more than 10 shirts to do in a work-week (5 days), I have a staff of 2 retired tailors who help by doing the cutting and fusing for me :)

9:31 AM  
Blogger Catherine said...

I am blown away by these shirts! They are incredible and leave me wishing I could do the same for my worker bee husband!

1:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is there any way that you could teach the process of drafting a shirt by using measurements ?

7:11 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

Your garments always look amazing, Pam, and these are no exception. My DH is in need of some new dress shirts and I'm considering making one to see how that goes, so thank you for the pattern recommendations!

12:14 PM  

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