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Blue & Yellow summer shirt

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The Classic Tailored Shirt taught by Pam Howard

Roll up your sleeves and make a perfectly tailored shirt with the help of expert shirtmaker Pam Howard.

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Men
Style Holiday, Casual, Funky
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What materials did you use? Blue fabric: Linen Yellow fabric: Viscose

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What are you most proud of? Definitely the collar this time made of 2 different fabrics. It took me a while to get round it but I'm super happy with the results. This was a more intricate project than the 1st shirt I did which was just plain blue linen, Another massive thank you to Pam as I keep following her videos everytime. There are lots of great instructors on Craftsy as I have enrolled on quite a few videos but Pam has the best teaching style in my eyes!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? You can't really go wrong following Pam's instructions! If you do, take your time and start again. I am not a fast sewer by any stretch of the imagination! Take your time, go slowly and accurately and if you're tired, just leave it for next time...that really avoids some costly mistakes :)

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Awesome job. Your shirt really looks great and I love the contrasting fabrics.

08/12/2013 Flag

Thank you!

09/28/2013 Flag

This is lovely, I really like it , we'll done , the match of the fabrics it looks great x

08/13/2013 Flag

Thanks!

09/28/2013 Flag

Great shirt ! I liked what you did with the cuffs, would you please explain how you made the cuffs for the short sleeves ???

08/15/2013 Flag

Yes of course! Although I did this shirt based on a basic block, I copied the sleeve and sleeve band (as it's called) from the Vogue men's shirt pattern V8889 where they have that system. What I did was to select a different fabric for the sleeve band as I really think it enhances the design. I actually love it so much that this is what I am currently doing my next shirt!

08/15/2013 Flag

Thanks for the "inside information" :) I hope that Vogue V8800 has that same system because I ordered it just a few days ago...

08/15/2013 Flag

Hopefully but if not, do shorten your sleeve by about 6-7cm and create a sleeve band (it's pretty much a rectangle) double the size of what you shortened from the sleeve (you will fold it in half afterwards). I've included below a brilliant tutorial I found to help you do it :) http://www.gwennypenny.com/2011/04/portfolio-dress-sew-along-day-3.html

08/16/2013 Flag

The tutorial looks great. I'm sure to try it. For now I'm still slowly draging my first shirt along... but it's starting to take shape. Thanks again.

08/24/2013 Flag

Love the accents - great shier

08/15/2013 Flag

Thanks!

11/15/2013 Flag

I love the colors and the print on the fabric. I love the applique on the collar too.

08/16/2013 Flag

Thanks :)

08/16/2013 Flag