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6/10/2011

Rush Order Shirts....4 down, 2 to go!

Here are a couple of quick pics of  2 of the 6 rush order shirts that need to be sent  to my clients by Saturday. I managed to get 4 of them shipped yesterday, and I have been given an extension until Monday for the others if I need it...and with my other business obligations, I probably will ;)  Anyway, please bear in mind that these pics were snapped in a hurry, right before they were due to be shipped....  Am I making excuses for crummy photos?  Yes, lol.

This shirt, hastily folded in half and "pin draped" on my photo wall, is made from light-weight textured cotton/linen gauze.  Please do not think I am losing my mind or skills... it's supposed to look rumpled and crumpled :)  I was going for the "Couture Limp Dishcloth" look, and I think I hit the mark with this one!  ;)

I had just enough time to get this batik shirt on my "man-form" and snap a pic before I needed to get it folded, packed and on its way. I just love the color of this one...don't you?  It reminds me of a tropical sea.


SEWING NOTES-- Patterns are original hand-drafted designs.  Pro-Sheer Elegance Interfacing used on the gauze shirt, Pro-Woven Shirt-Crisp Interfacing and Coconut Buttons used on the cotton batik shirt. 
Interfacing and Buttons are from  Fashion Sewing Supply.

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11 Comments:

Blogger kr said...

Impeccable!!! I wish I could sew 4 of anything in the amount of time you sew 4 shirts. Pam, you rock!

7:15 AM  
Blogger Bunny said...

I love the "limp dishcloth" look of linen. I think it is just gorgeous and this striped shirt is wonderful.

7:34 AM  
Blogger Gorgeous Things said...

Oh, I just LOVE that blue batik! They are both beautiful, but that is beyond.

7:52 AM  
Blogger Linda T said...

Oh Pam, as usual you AMAZE me and the shirts are fabulous!

8:15 AM  
Blogger Mary Beth said...

Beautiful! Lovely! and wow, you are a wonderwoman!

8:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you put the crispy fusible on both upper and under collars? Your shirts look wonderful.

Thank you
Marie

8:54 AM  
Blogger Pam~Off The Cuff ~ said...

Hi Marie...and thanks for your nice comment.

When making a standard "dress shirt" with a collar and stand, yes, both upper and under collar + stands are interfaced with "Shirt Crisp".

On more casual shirts, like the blue batik shirt shown here, I just interface the under-collar and front facings with "Shirt Crisp", OR if the fabric is very soft and I want to preserve that hand, I fuse both collar layers and facings with "Pro-Sheer Elegance".

It all depends on the fabric..it's always a good idea to make a "fabric and interfacing sandwich" ...a test swatch to see if you like the hand (feel) of the result on the particular fabric you plan to use.

9:14 AM  
Blogger Andrea said...

Very nice shirts. I recently picked up a pattern to make casual shirts like your blue one for my hubby. Sometimes I just don't like the way casual shirts fit his neck. I was shopping at a resort boutique this morning, and was just dismayed at the quality of shirts for the $$ price tag. Time to whip some up!

Andrea
satinbirddesigns.blogspot.com

7:07 PM  
Blogger gwensews said...

Wow.

7:42 AM  
Blogger bred said...

Oh Pamela! it's a awesome creation. The first shirt can be used as a dress shirts as it looks professionally perfect. The blue one is tremendous and i like the two things about this shirts that you have use a button in the middle of the pocket and the collar size is perfect. Great job Pam.

3:08 AM  
Anonymous verlebrown said...

Lovely work as usual Pam, it is so good to see you posting & working again. I hope this means you are feeling great!

10:16 PM  

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