The Classic Tailored Shirt »
Type of item: Clothing
cotton paisley print, thread, buttons, interfacing
What was your inspiration?
This was my second tailored shirt. Hard to find the right paisley print in cotton, but I did find some at Joanne's. Not as great quality fabric as I would have liked though.
What are you most proud of?
When I took hubby's measurements -- he was an XL -- but when I made it XL, he was swimming in it! So was I! And I'm much bigger! Anyway, I did alter it after I finished it -- kind of tricky and it's not the best under the arms, but it fits! More impressive is the fact that the front pocket is under his armpit! He doesn't mind and it doesn't show with the paisley (!). I'm worried that if I try to remove it, the fabric will rip ...
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Measure it along the way! The shirt I made for myself had too long arms and now this one was too broad across the back ...