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6/24/2012

Plain Vanilla Shirt...with Hem Detail


Many of the shirts I make for my clients are of the "Plain Vanilla" type...tasteful but not fancy.
Usually I do not bother to post these to my blog because you have all seen plain tailor-made shirts 1000 times over. And I was ready to send this one to my client when I realized that it has a design detail that you might like to see.

I learned to call it  a "European Placket Hem" but it may go by other names. You can barely see this detail in the photo of the shirt above. Here is what it looks like on the "button" side of the shirt--


Often I use it as a little pocket to hold extra buttons. If my client loses a button, their local tailor has them conveniently right with the shirt.  Here is photo of the placket in its unfinished position--


This is not a separate piece. It is cut as an extension of the button placket. To finish, it is folded up to the right side, and edge-stitched. Placing buttons inside is optional, and the shirt sent to this client does not include them inside the placket extension.


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9 Comments:

Blogger Phyllis said...

Pam I've never seen this before! As always - a brilliant idea.

1:45 PM  
Blogger Martha said...

Yes, another wonderful detail. Thanks for sharing it.

11:16 PM  
Blogger Liana said...

I agree. What a brilliant detail! Thanks for showing this to us.

1:29 AM  
Blogger Dilliander said...

Thanks Pam, this is very clever. I enjoy sewing extra details, especially when they look so professional, and always appreciate your great tips, ideas and tutorials.

5:43 PM  
Blogger Bunny said...

Brilliant, Pam! It is always so clear why your shirts are high end custom. Your creative attention to detail is inspiring.

7:55 PM  
Blogger Sandra said...

Pam, thanks for sharing the photos and detailed explanation of this fabulous detail. It's an example of what makes your work so special.

7:00 PM  
Blogger Raquel from Florida said...

Great detail! Would you make a tutorial about hemming a shirt? Thanks!

10:43 AM  
Blogger karin said...

So ccol and clever!

7:29 AM  
Blogger SueC56 said...

I love little details like that! Thanks for sharing!

4:09 PM  

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