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Michel in the pink 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 Men
Style Classic, Traditional
Michel des Tetons on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Pink linen and silk taffeta

Michel des Tetons on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? That I made something that I will actually wear, and doesn't look too homemade. It fits well, although I did add 3" to the sleeve length. And I added 2" in the back so I could put in some pleats, partly for fit, partly to relieve some of the vast acreage of pink. Not bad for my second shirt.

Michel des Tetons on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? The 1/4 inch seam allowances leave little room for error, I learned the hard way. Pam suggests making them all 5/8" and that would be great at the collar and stand and cuffs. I also made French seams at the shoulders, sleeves and sides. I'd rather have clothes pins on my soft parts than try flat felling inside a sleeve again. I have no skill with either the felling foot (a.k.a. Little Feller) nor the hemmer foot. I also fused the inner yoke as it was cut on the bias, and my prior experience with the yoke trick stretched the inner yoke to the point of bagginess when the shirt was pulled right side out.

Michel des Tetons on craftsy.com

This turned out really great.

08/12/2013 Flag

I love your shirt, especially the contrasting sleeves. Great job.

09/15/2013 Flag

Great shirt! Love the fabric combination.

10/28/2013 Flag

This is stunning!

01/26/2014 Flag

Awesome! Looks very professional Michel, you have a natural talent for choosing a contrasting edge. Very inspiring.

07/12/2014 Flag