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Created by: Barbara_J

Tuxedo Shirt

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

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Barbara_J made Tuxedo Shirt with:

The Classic Tailored Shirt

Online Class

The Classic Tailored Shirt

with Pam Howard

  • Cotton
  • buttons
  • interface for the collar

Project Description

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

Q&A with Barbara_J

Jill-1234 asked:
Barbara_J answered:
zinc6 asked:
Wow ... love the pleating too ... I am wanting to try pleating in a shirt. Any tips on getting neat even pleats?
Barbara_J answered:
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.
Pam Howard asked:
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
Barbara_J answered:
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.
Pam Howard asked:
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
Barbara_J answered:
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.
Fleurty asked:
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!
Barbara_J answered:
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.

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