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5/26/2012

Negroni Shirt..the test garment (muslin)

This is my (muslin) test garment of the Colette Patterns Negroni Shirt.  I sewed it in about an hour...and the photo does show that it was hastily sewn. But then again it is a muslin, so I did not fell the seams, I used very inexpensive fabric and buttons, and I only gave it a light press.

If you are looking for a slim-cut pattern...this is it. ShirtMakers call this type of draft a "Contour Shirt".
It is a bit big on my Man-a-Kin, but fits Roger well...just enough ease through the upper chest, shoulders, waist, and hip to be comfortable but not sloppy. The sleeves are a nice length..neither too long or short.

Is it worth buying?  Yes!  Will I sew it again?  No. 

While the Negroni pattern is drafted well enough, it does have more cap ease than I prefer, and it has a straight-cut yoke that thankfully is rescued by a nicely curved back. But I already have countless hand-drafted variations of this style silhouette (a convertible collar shirt) both for my husband Roger and my clients. And of course I do not use commercial patterns when I make shirts with my label for clients.

The pattern instructions come in a cute little booklet and are well written and illustrated. Follow them carefully, as different seam allowances are indicated for use on some parts during construction.



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7 Comments:

Blogger Ginger said...

Thanks for taking the time to sew this shirt and share your results. I really appreciate it.

9:50 PM  
Blogger SueC56 said...

I follow your posts. Thanks for taking the time to share with us.

SueC56

12:43 AM  
Blogger Sew Lady Sew! said...

I love reading your thoughts on a pattern. Thanks!

7:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice to see your opinion on the Negroni shirt. For me it was definitely worth buying and making more than once but then I only have a few convertible shirt collar patterns. Thank you for persevereing and producing the review.

Theresa in Tucson

3:49 PM  
Blogger Rose said...

The shirt looks good to me. I'll probably buy the pattern. Thanks for sharing.

4:51 PM  
Blogger midnight hysteria said...

miss pam ... thank you so much for doing this muslin ... i was thinking nice thoughts about the negroni for a hawai'ian shirt and have now repented of that .... i will wait for your review of the victoria jones mens classic shirt to decide which one(s) to sew for the men in my family ....

one thing, i have also sewed three or four of the kwik sew k2935 and found the shoulders/front neck falls forward a bit; i know there are tailoring techniques to take care of that, however, my *subjects* are a plane flight away, 1/2 a day at least and a few sheckles, too .... have you sewed this shirt before and, if so, what is your opinion??

again, thank you so much for taking this time from what you planned to do to slipping this in now ... i'm hoping the victoria jones is next after what you're doing right now ...

darlene (not always *midnight hysteria*)

5:59 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

This method is so clever! Definitely one that I will use. Thank you for sharing. I do have a question, do you interface the pocket?

Thank you for your tutorial
Marie

4:25 PM  

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