Added Jun 21, 2011
by Peter Lappin
New York, United...
This is a men’s shirt I made using vintage Seventies pattern Butterick 4712. The shirt is lavender cotton and the collar and collar stand are white. Rather than add white cuffs, which I thought would look too formal, I cut the cuffs out of a vintage Seventies sheet I had in my stash. It gives the shirt just the right amount of pizzazz — sort of Lily Pulitzer meets Wamsutta!
More about the shirt and sewing with sheets on my blog,
Male Pattern Boldness.
I used both lavender and white cotton voile I bought in the Garment District for the shirt. The cuffs are cotton/poly. The buttons are old plastic shirt buttons I bought in bulk at the Chelsea flea market.
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