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Men's Short-Sleeve Summer Shirt

Added Feb 21, 2013

by Peter Lappin

New York, United...






I made this shirt using Vogue’s latest men’s shirt pattern, V8889. I had to make a few alterations to the pattern, primarily narrowing the shoulders as it’s designed for a more broad-shouldered, narrow-waisted man, along with shortening the length a few inches (I’m 5’7").

The pattern has some nice details, including front and back shaped seams (see pics) and a hidden button placket.

You can read more about the making of this shirt on my blog, Male Pattern Boldness:

Material Notes

I used a very lightweight white cotton shirting for the shirt itself, and a floral patterned cotton remnant for the inside of the collar stand to add a bit of interest.




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Casual, Classic

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    Mar 31, 2013, 04.51 AMby marloncosta

    nice! Now back to the sewing machine and make one for me!!! kkkkk…just kidding! Nice shirt man! I`m gonna look for that pattern man! I love your shirt and how it fits you nicely! Nice material choice as well!

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    Feb 21, 2013, 06.21 AMby martinK

    as great as always. nice details and fit! glad to see that men fashion have a kind of boost on this site the last two weeks :-) Greetings from ice cold Rotterdam

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    Feb 21, 2013, 03.24 AMby Marusya Grace

    Very nice work Peter!

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    Feb 21, 2013, 12.30 AMby netpraxis

    Beautiful work Peter :) love all the details, particularly the hidden button placket. Always good to see the work behind the scenes with the muslin and your tireless attention to fit – I’ve been going slightly crazy with alterations getting the fitting right on a McCalls shirt pattern and finally got it right on version 5 – now I have to perfect the short sleeve version !

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