Aloha Shirt

Added May 29, 2013

by ladyshape

Edinburgh, Unite...

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Description

Firstly, that gorgeous photobomb is Nero! He is the love of my life and nowhere near as MASSIVE as he looks in that photo. Incidentally he actually belongs to my boyfriend, but might as well be mine because he likes me best. Word on the street is that I am only with Graham so that I can hang around with Nero, and that may or may not be true.

The design of this is based upon a classic mans Aloha shirt but a bit smaller to avoid swamping me. I remained pretty faithful to the details of the classic Aloha shirt apart from the fact I made my version shorter and added more topstitching on the yoke. Sadly I didn’t get decent photos of that, but the back and shoulders of the yoke are both topstitched. I added a single pointed pocket on the left hand side which was popular in the 1950’s, in the 1940’s there tended to be 2 rounded pockets. And OF COURSE I popped my sleeves because I am cool and that is what cool people do. Like the Fonz.

If you follow my work you will know that I have a complete obsession with Hawaiian prints. If you don’t follow my work, you should. You can find it here: https://www.facebook.com/EmilyMillichipFashion

Material Notes

Coral Hawaiian cotton with parrots, all the way from Honolulu.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Shirts
Style
Beach, Casual, Classic, Preppy, Vintage
Material
Cotton

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    Jun 17, 2013, 06.51 AMby Momo .

    love he print,looks fantastic on you!

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    Jun 15, 2013, 10.46 AMby definatalie

    I love this shirt, and the print is amazing!

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    May 31, 2013, 05.25 AMby smallone

    great shirt …and we love the cameo appearance from Nero everyone needs a Nero in their life.

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    May 30, 2013, 03.20 PMby chased-away

    I Love this shirt and you sure do look cool!

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    May 30, 2013, 05.19 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    i love both! the dog AND your new shirt! great!!!

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