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Shirt "Mold" ...It ain't pretty!

Disclaimer: The poorly sewn shirt shown is from a department store, It is NOT one of the custom shirts from my studio !

It's sneaky, it's insidious.
Oh yes dear readers, it's another incident of ugly "shirt mold"! Shirt Mold? Well, not actually mold...but still ugly. Lint has collected between the folds of this shirt's front button-band. Because the fabric is thin and not of the best quality, the trapped lint makes it seem as if the shirt is soiled.

What can be done? A tailor or seamstress can top-stitch on either side of the buttonhole along the inner and outer edges of the front band. This will stop lint from collecting in the folds. Otherwise, you have no choice but to try to pick that ugly "shirt mold" out by hand.

To prevent this dreaded situation from ever happening again, BUY BETTER SHIRTS...or learn to make your own!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Pam!

LOL! When I think about it, I've had some shirts do this and I thought they were stained.

7:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like your blog better than most. It is more than "Look at what I made on my little sewing machine this week". You actually give us some useful tips and techniqes. And it doesn't matter if we sew or not. The art links you find are fun too!

My daughters and I have a question. Just what is "sewzine" exactly? Can you tell us more about it?

Thank-you. We look forward to reading your page.

The Daviec family

5:55 AM  
Blogger cube said...

So that's where the shirt's belly buttom is...

11:33 AM  
Blogger cube said...

So that's where the shirt's belly buttom is...

11:33 AM  
Blogger Pam Erny said...

LOL, Cube!

Pam (who vows to leave all belly buttons delinted)

1:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Pam,
I'm a Sewzine fan/friend. Hope you are feeling better. You have inspired me to seriously consider sewing a decent shirt for my 6 ft 4 inch tall hubby! Your work is so inspiring, thanks so much!

11:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, Many years ago we used to have to take down hems on skirts etc often to get all that linty stuff out. great idea about top-stitching along the inside edge of the facing. Thanks.


12:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL Pam! But you have a point!

Joy (Creative Machine Lurker)

7:25 PM  

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