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Men's 1957 Casual Shirt

Added Nov 30, 2011

by Peter Lappin

New York, United...






I made this short-sleeved shirt from Butterick 3995, a vintage men’s shirt and pants pattern from 1957, for my partner Michael. The shirt has a back pleat, a back collar button (nice vintage detail), a button loop at the collar, and front facings rather than plackets. The collar is one piece, so there is no collar stand — a little easier. All in all, a great pattern!

More pics on my blog, Male Pattern Boldness.

Material Notes

I used a vintage printed cotton I found recently at the Chelsea Flea Market. The plastic buttons are also vintage.




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Vintage

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    Dec 2, 2011, 09.28 AMby kaiomygadd

    Peter, thank you for sharing as always very cool stuff and you make sewing such a pleasure on your blogs, say hi to Cathy…

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    Dec 1, 2011, 10.20 PMby Testosterone

    That fabric choice gets better and better, and I thought it started out as brilliant. The whole shirt has an “insiders” vibe on fashion, style, and what’s next.

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      Dec 1, 2011, 10.36 PMby Peter Lappin

      Which is funny since that fabric must be fifty years old.

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    Dec 1, 2011, 12.55 AMby schnui

    Really nice shirt and I love your choice of fabric.

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    Nov 30, 2011, 07.54 PMby thecuriouskiwi

    Beautifully made and I love that fabric, perfect choice of buttons too :)

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    Nov 30, 2011, 06.03 PMby leahfranqui

    This looks amazing. I love this print, it’s so wonderful, and that back button is really cool.

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    Nov 30, 2011, 04.42 PMby kaiju

    VERY nice!

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    Nov 30, 2011, 04.36 PMby martinK

    another nice project from your atelier! And I like your funny foto stories. Where do you get all this vintage patterns from, especialy the patterns from the 1930’s and 1940’s? Greatings from Rotterdam

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      Nov 30, 2011, 04.48 PMby Peter Lappin

      Martin, I purchase nearly all my vintage patterns from either Etsy or eBay.

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