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Batik Madness !

This is the latest in the parade of double-pocket Batik shirts I have been making for one of my favorite clients. Because of the busy print in variations of the same shade of blue, you can barely see any of the design details...and I apologize for that. But I wanted to show you the shirt anyway because I think the colors are so striking. 

 I am stitching another shirt for this client today...so stay tuned for at least one more Shirt in this parade of Batik Madness!

SEWING NOTES-- This fabric is a slightly heavier weight than the thin cotton batiks I usually use. So instead of the Pro-Sheer Elegance Interfacing that I usually choose to interface these casual shirts, this one is interfaced with Pro-Woven Light-Crisp Fusible. The buttons, and a wide variety of Professional-Quality Interfacings are available at my store, www.FashionSewingSupply.com (where we have substantially Lowered shipping rates ).  Fabric is from my wholesale shirting supplier.

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Blogger Re's Home on the Road said...

I can see the pattern just fine and even with the business of the batik I can see that you matched the pockets to the pattern. Good girl!

4:26 PM  
Blogger Joan said...

I guess I can't see it that well. Did you match the pattern? I was wondering that before I read the comment, and would like your experience with matching patterns on men's shirts. Is it to be done always, sometimes?

6:19 PM  
Anonymous Shelley said...

WOW! Love your blog. So much helpful info--like the twin pockets tut and the rescued interfacing from Fashion Sewing Supply. Great tips. Don't know how I missed your sewing blog, but it's on the list now. I'll be perusing month to month for a while. Thanks so much for taking time to share with us.

PS : The shirts are awesome. I'm off to buy the Vogue pattern now for hubby.

11:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you were to make double buttons all the way down the shirt I think it would balance the top button placement better and add a couture touch that would mark the shirt as special.

11:31 AM  
Blogger Pam Erny said...

Thanks you for your opinion, Anonymous.

My design plan for this shirt was to deliberately call attention to the double top buttons by spacing all of them exactly as I have. The shirt is thereby marked as special by their deliberate couture asymmetry.

12:44 PM  
Anonymous Joan said...

Love, love, love that fabric, and of course, your beautiful workmanship.

7:33 PM  

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