This is the other wool fabric I bought while I was in Portland in June. Just finished the shirt – I knew I wanted to use both sides of the fabric to contrast the shades of grey. I also knew I had this bright pink dupioni silk in my stash (I had two 1 metre pieces, in fact) and I thought it would be fun to use it for the under collar, the inside of the collar stand, the pocket facings, and the inside of the cuffs. I brought a pink accent to the outside by stitching the buttons on using pink thread. I really enjoy making shirts – they make up surprisingly quickly and the more I make them, the better I get at the detail. I’m quite happy with this one. (Pattern: Islander Sewing Systems Men’s Easy Shirt – I reverse the fronts for a women’s shirt.)
I am beginner at sewing and love shirt. You just convinced me to go for this pattern. (I am already waiting 2 jacket patterns from same designer).
Go for it – the instructions are pretty straight forward. I suggest you do all the “prep” work before constructing the shirt (rather doing it as you go along). Makes the work go much faster.
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Lovely, the bright contrast sets off the grey beautifully.
Very pretty – never tried making shirts before. Time to learn, eh? 😆