Added Mar 11, 2011
This made-for-my-husband shirt was inspired by the Male Pattern Boldness men’s shirt Sew-Along during February 2011. I found the vintage Butterick 4712 pattern on Etsy, and after discussing a few options with Susanne of Fine Fabrics fame, I ordered a small bit of bright silk and a few yards of linen from her store.
My husband and I enjoyed playing with ideas for silk placement. How bold did we want to go? We ultimately decided to use the silk as a subtle abstract accent: the collar facing, the collar stand, the front placket facings, the sleeve plackets, and the cuff facings.
This shirt is my first ever article of clothing to make entirely by myself. I really appreciate how much I learned about pattern alteration and the importance of a muslin during this process. And, I’m very thankful to Male Pattern Boldness and all of the other seamsters for all of their help during the fitting phases.
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The shirt is made of a fine silvery sand-colored linen with a bright silk habotai accent for the facings. Notions include coconut buttons.
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