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Collarless Silk Crepe De Chine 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 Women
Style Classic
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What materials did you use? Silk Crepe De Chine cotton thread

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What are you most proud of? my very straight seams, drape & the fit - this is the 10th shirt I have made since starting this class - I just love making shirts - through fabric choice and minor alterations to the pattern I can imagine a shirt for everyone i know.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? be careful using light colours if you are going to try using gelitine - silk stains very easily. it is imporant to dry the silk very flat and straight so that the grainlines are true. I cut the fabric into three blocks before soaking and drying out - lenght of front, length of back, lenght of sleeve. This made the silk easier to dry straight.

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Oooh ... silk is so luxurious! Love the colour and the fit. Fabulous work as usual!

02/11/2013 Flag

Thanks Barbara - I wasn't convinced with the colour till I saw it on my aunt - really suits her - I guess people know best what suits them.

02/11/2013 Flag

Intriguing technique. Lovely shirt, very practical and pretty. You have been busy.

02/14/2013 Flag

Thanks Linda ... I am always busy.

02/15/2013 Flag

I love this shirt I have now made a few of the basic tailored shirt but would like one like this design, did you have a specific pattern for it if so what was the pattern and no. Thanks

02/14/2013 Flag

HI Christine ... this was the class pattern for shirt with no darts - then I added darts to the back only (using the darted class pattern), shortened the sleeves to 3/4 length and made a simple buttonless cuff and left off the collar part of the shirt.

02/15/2013 Flag

such a flattering colour! i like the effect that only back darts has made - a clean front with subtle shaping. a beautiful shirt.

02/16/2013 Flag

Very flattering!

09/16/2013 Flag