Designing and drafting the pattern for this shirt was so much fun,
and stitching it was even better!
In the post below this one, you will see the pattern and the "muslin" (test garment) for this style. I only needed to make some very small changes to arrive at the finished shirt, involving the shape of the sleeve cap. It just needed to be a little flatter and a bit longer.
Balancing details is important when designing menswear that differs from the norm. I did not want this shirt to veer into "western" territory, and of course I did not want it to look like a "blouse". So I added a traditionally shaped pocket, and carried the piped accents of the yoke to the sleeve and pocket. The addition of a white band collar cut straight at center front (rather than rounded) and traditional white shirt buttons "marching" down the the front placket finish the look.
SEWING NOTES-- Shirting fabric from www.GorgeousFabrics.com, Collar interfaced with Pro-Woven Shirt Crisp Fusible Interfacing from www.FashionSewingSupply.com Buttons are from the Light Assortment of "Buttons-by-the-Scoop" from www.FashionSewingSupply.com.
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