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Angled Yoke and Blue Checks too!

This "Angled Yoke" shirt was made from some interesting reversible fabric that I received from an unexpected source. I used the lighter side for the left front placket, yoke lining, collar stand, inner cuffs, and as an accent on the hem of the pocket.  

The best part about making it was the surprised smile on Roger's face when I told him that this shirt was for him, not a client!

SEWING NOTES--I chose to interface this shirt with "Pro-Woven Fusible Light Crisp Fusible Interfacing", an exclusive product from www.FashionSewingSupply.com.  Both collar pieces were fused, as were both the inner and outer cuffs and both pieces of the collar stand. It gave the perfect amount of support to this novelty shirting.  The white buttons are from the "Light Assortment--Designer Buttons by-the-Scoop" also from www.FashionSewingSupply.com

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I made my first man's shirt last week and my husband loves it. I have David Pags Coffin's book and he suggested the button placket be 1 1/2". It seemed a little wide to me. Can I ask how wide do you make your front button plackets?

12:22 PM  
Blogger Pam Erny said...

Hi Kathi,

Congratulations on finishing your first shirt!

A 1-1/2" button placket is the classic size. David wrote his book several years ago, and many things have changed. While 1.5" is still a very popular width, more and more shirt designers are making them as narrow as 3/4" and some as wide as 3"! I usually make mine 1-1/4" to 1-3/8".
The one on this shirt is 1-3/8"

2:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you so much. Your shirts are so beautiful and I am excited to make more and so is my husband.

3:11 PM  
Anonymous Andrea said...

LOVE that angled yoke.

4:51 PM  
Blogger Dilliander said...

Pam, your shirts are amazing, thanks for sharing your techniques along the way. I enjoy all your posts and tutorials... and your interfacing too :)

6:29 PM  
Blogger Dana said...

Love the color and the angled yoke - gorgeous!

7:20 PM  
Blogger Shayla Sharp said...

I am so loving that yoke--it gives such a nice line to the shoulder area.

1:32 AM  
Blogger Rosie said...

Pam, what a lovely shirt! I finally purchased and used the Pro Sheer Elegance on a tunic I am making and wowsa! I am absolutely in love with your interfacings!! I got the perfect result. Thank you!!

9:41 AM  
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3:28 PM  
Blogger Easily Amewsed said...

sublime. :) That angled yoke is an awesome design feature.

1:29 AM  
Blogger Phyllis said...

Gorgeous Pam!! I spent several minutes studying at all of the wonderful details that work so beautifully togther. Interesting that the placket is 1 3/8; Ann and I were talking yeserday and I mentioned that 3/8 is my favorite width for trims and thing like hems or plackets.

9:10 AM  
Anonymous Joan S said...

What a beautiful shirt, and I love that you surprised your husband with it. What a great fabric, too - wish I could come across something like that. Thank you for the info on how you interfaced.

7:45 PM  

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