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Tuxedo 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? Cotton, buttons, interface for the collar, collar band and cuffs.

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What are you most proud of? I just love the pleats of the tuxedo bib and the French cuff details.

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Wow ... love the pleating too ... I am wanting to try pleating in a shirt. Any tips on getting neat even pleats?

12/31/2012 Flag

Thanks. This is my first time pleating actually. I realised that since I am sewing from each pleat from the top to the bottom the pleated bib curves a little at the end. This goes the same for piecing long strips of fabric when it comes to quilting. The way to go is to alternate stitching from the top and then the bottom that way it evens out the curving. For the second bib I employed Pam's tip of taut sewing but still sewing from one direction and the curve was not so pronounced, HTH.

12/31/2012 Flag

Pam taught us to use tailor tacks and clips and notches

01/02/2013 Flag

Hi Barbara J., Those pleats in the bib section are great!! You're doing a wonderful job, I hope the tailor's tacks have come in handy :-)) Can't wait to see it when you're done! thanks, Pam

01/01/2013 Flag

Thanks Pam. This shirt is slow going and as you have advised approaching shirt sewing as units. I am now working on the collar and collar band.

01/01/2013 Flag

Yes the tailor's tacks were great!

01/01/2013 Flag

Outstanding! Good on you!

01/02/2013 Flag

Hi!, Forgive my late posting to comment on your finished shirt. I was going thought the pictures and saw it Great job!! I love all the details: French cuffs, placket, pleats, collar and band! You should be very pleased. Thanks so much for posting the finished shirt! Pam

02/03/2013 Flag

Thanks Pam for your kind words. Yeah, this tuxedo shirt had ALL the details. The next one will done with white linen with black contrasting thread and pleats going right down both sides of the centre fronts.

02/05/2013 Flag

Wow! I wam so excited to see this shirt because I just purchased Pam's class AND this shirt pattern!! I love the French cuffs and pleats. Was this your first shirt? any advice regarding the use of a different pattern for this class? Thank you for the review...this gives me hope!

03/23/2013 Flag

The tuxedo shirt was my 3rd shirt. There are no issues on using a different pattern from the suggested one in the class. The construction is the same. The only tricky part was the pleated bib. The french cuffs was actually quite straight forward. HTH.

03/26/2013 Flag