Created by: Design Closeup
Project

Emerald Green Elephants Summer Shirt

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/ 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!

You Can Make This

Design Closeup made Emerald Green Elephants Summer Shirt with:

The Classic Tailored Shirt

Online Class

The Classic Tailored Shirt

with Pam Howard

Project Description

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/ 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!

Q&A with Design Closeup

sew4grands asked:
Great shirt! Love the band on the bottom.
Design Closeup answered:
Thank you! :)
Pam Howard asked:
Hi, Great details, meticulously executed! Thanks for posting your pictures. Inspiring for us all :-) Pam
Design Closeup answered:
Thank you Pam :)
smarshall asked:
Very nice. Full of whimsy.
Design Closeup answered:
Thank you!
Pohutukawa asked:
Great shirt, the shirt collar, yoke, bands and front band all ad pizzazz, congrats
Design Closeup answered:
Thanks!

Skill Level

Intermediate