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2/27/2012

Finally had time to sew...a new shirt for Roger!


It's been a long time since I have sewn for Roger...he more than deserved a new shirt. I showed him a shirt made of wool gauze that I had designed for a client, and he really liked the fabric. So yesterday while watching a few old episodes of Nip/Tuck...I found some more wool gauze in my stash and made this new shirt for him.

I am looking at the photograph as I type this, and it appears that the right collar and right sleeve cuff are ever-so-slightly longer than their left counterparts...doesn't it ?!!?!  Please take my word for it, they are the same size!  It must have been the camera angle......sigh.....but I snapped over 40 shots of this garment before my cheap camera got the color right and I am not going to do it all over again (I could use some photography lessons, obviously).  And you'll just have to trust that I would never allow Roger out in public wearing a shirt with a wonky collar and cuffs....I wouldn't even allow it in private :)

Alrighty then...now that those issues are out of the way....

This shirt is of my original design, and is made from washed 100% wool "double-gauze". It features a tall standing collar, a "Cigar Pocket", and a double button treatment near the top of the front placket. Because the fabric is quite lightweight, I used Pro-Sheer Elegance Fusible  to interface the front button plackets, and 2 layers of ProSheer Elegance Fusible to interface the collar, collar stand, and cuffs. The buttons are imported Italian Designer Shirt Buttons, in the "Choco-Toffee" color.   Buttons and Interfacing both from www.FashionSewingSupply.com .

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22 Comments:

Blogger Phyllis said...

Gorgeous! Roger is a lucky man. I think it looks that way only because the form might be not quite parallel to the camera. NBD

12:34 PM  
Blogger Pam~Off The Cuff ~ said...

Thanks Phyllis....you know what a "perfectionista" I am ;)

12:40 PM  
Blogger AuntieAllyn said...

Looks fabulous . . . the wool gauze looks like it would be very comfy to wear.

1:08 PM  
Blogger sewingkm said...

Great looking shirt in an unusual fabric. Love your personal style touches on pocket and front placket.

1:25 PM  
Blogger paco peralta said...

Love it !! Love the collar style.

2:04 PM  
Blogger Linda T said...

No other word for it - FABULOUS!

3:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pam! Please teach a class on craftsy or patternreview.com

A simple camp style blouse or something similar. We need you!

3:30 PM  
Anonymous Karen in Tasmania said...

Pam that's a lovely shirt. Is the fabric available anywhere? Thanks for the 40 photos just to get the colour right - awesome effort! I give up after about 3!!

4:11 PM  
Blogger gwensews said...

Roger must just love the heck out of you! How lucky to have his own personal tailor! Oh, and I love the Musician shirt in your previous post.

5:30 PM  
Blogger a little sewing said...

that shirt is perfection.
It takes one to fully appreciate your work ;)

Wool gauze sure does sound nice. One of these days, I'll have to sew a shirt for my deserving hubby, too.

Thanks, as always for the inspiration. Your training shows through loud and clear.

5:49 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Your shirt looks great! I so appreciate your tutorials on shirt fine tuning. My shirts look better each time I incorporate your ideas.

Marie

7:48 PM  
Blogger theresa said...

Lovely shirt, Pam. I get so many ideas from your blog and your tutorials.

Theresa in Tucson

9:03 PM  
Blogger Martha said...

Yes, a truly elegant piece. I would love to know more about the interesting spacing of buttons. Is it simply a design feature or does it have a functional aspect too? Such inspiration. Sigh.

10:16 PM  
Blogger SueC56 said...

Nice job! I was going to make a shirt for my hubby until he cleaned out his closet and I realized how many shirts he already has!

11:40 PM  
Blogger Pam~Off The Cuff ~ said...

Hi Martha,

Thanks for your nice comment. The double button allows the wearer to choose how "open" he wants the shirt to be when worn. He can just open the very top (collar stand) button, and leave both of the the "double-buttons" closed...or for another more casual look, the top "double button" can be undone...without leaving the shirt gaping open too much.

7:20 AM  
Blogger Pam~Off The Cuff ~ said...

Hi Karen... Thanks so much for your comment :)

I don't remember when I purchased that fabric...it was at least 3 years ago, and I most likely got it from my wholesale shirting fabric source.

An internet search for "shirting fabric wool" might turn up something.

7:24 AM  
Blogger Pam~Off The Cuff ~ said...

Thanks so much for your nice comments, everyone!

7:26 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

It's a beautiful shirt Pam, I just love it. Actually I wouldn't mind have something similar in a blouse! :)

9:28 AM  
Blogger Pam~Off The Cuff ~ said...

Hi Karen...thanks! I know what you mean....I'd like one for myself too. Hopefully I'll have some time to sew for myself soon :)

9:38 AM  
Anonymous Joan said...

A luscious shirt. Beautifully done.

1:07 AM  
Blogger Cissie said...

Your shirts are always fabulous. And so beautifully ironed. Any chance you could give some tips on how you iron a shirt so professionally?

9:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really enjoy reading your tutorials! Your work is just first class .... And you should do a class on Craftsy...shirt with collar stand and front and sleeve placket.....Lexley

8:32 AM  

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