Jody's Classic Tailored Shirt

Project Description

What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo Kwik-Sew 3422 Men's Shits Link to website or photo www.voguefabricsstore.com/Kwik-Sew-3422-Men-s-Shirts.html What are you most proud of? I'm most proud that it looks so much like a real shirt. I took my time and learned a lot in the class. I love that the seams are all finished and it is so neat. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take your time and do a practice shirt first if you're new to these techniques. I made a ton of mistakes on the muslin I made but that made it possible to make the real thing nicely. Also, if you're doing the suggested male pattern, as I did, be aware that the sleeve placket and the cuffs are assembled a bit differently than Pam does the women's pattern. She has put up a tutorial on her blog about how to do a "tower placket" which is what the men's pattern has. For the cuff I just followed the pattern's instructions.

What you will need

  • quilting cotton

Q&A with twiggyann

NellyJane asked:
Well done, it looks lovely and the fit on the arms is perfect. I also used that pattern to make a shirt for my husband but the collar come out huge, it looked like something from the seventies. I have since had to remove, change and replace the collar which make it look a whole lot better. Next time I think I'm going to follow Pam's advice to extend all the seams, it was quite tricky working with quarter inch seam all the time.
twiggyann answered:
The seventies. It was fun to grow up then but I often wonder what they were thinking as far as fashion and hair styles go. Wonder why you had issues with the collar.
zinc6 asked:
love the colour and the shirt is nice and crisp looking.
twiggyann answered:
Thanks. It surprised me when he chose such a bright color.
Scheri Manson asked:
Fabulous color. He looks very handsome in his new shirt. Great job.
twiggyann answered:
Thank you.