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Emerald Green Elephants 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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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Unisex
Style Holiday, Casual, Hipster, Funky
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What are you most proud of? The more you do shirts and the easier it's supposed to be but because I crammed so many different elements in contrasting fabric in that project, it took longer than I thought but I'm super proud of the result. I did the same type of double collar as last time because I really like it this way. I discussed this project in more details in my latest blog entry: http://www.design-closeup.com/my-emerald-green-elephants-summer-shirt/

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? I've upped from 3 to 4 dots in terms of difficulty this time round but in fairness, this is just a longer process in terms of preparation and alterations of the pattern and sewing more flat-felled seams really. I sometimes had a difficult time around the curvy bits because the linen was light and the cotton fabric was quite thick so sometimes it required a little adjusting - and unpicking - to get a good result...but it was worth it :) And of course I kept referring to Pam's crystal clear instructions!

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Great shirt! Love the band on the bottom.

08/21/2013 Flag

Thank you! :)

08/21/2013 Flag

Hi, Great details, meticulously executed! Thanks for posting your pictures. Inspiring for us all :-) Pam

08/21/2013 Flag

Thank you Pam :)

08/22/2013 Flag

Very nice. Full of whimsy.

08/23/2013 Flag

Thank you!

11/15/2013 Flag

Great shirt, the shirt collar, yoke, bands and front band all ad pizzazz, congrats

09/23/2013 Flag

Thanks!

11/15/2013 Flag