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Olive Green Negroni

Added Feb 9, 2013

by ThreadTheory

Victoria, Canada

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Description

I completed Colette Pattern’s Negroni shirt for my husband. The pattern was excellent with extremely thorough diagrams and instructions. I was a little nervous about the pattern style-wise because it has facings rather than a button placket and a convertible collar rather than a regular collar with collar stand. My husband wasn’t too keen on the collar when I got him to try it on mid-process, but the end result was entirely satisfactory and I think he really likes the extra substance added by the facing!

I made a few little additions to the pattern including shoulder details and grosgrain ribbon underneath the buttons. I also topstitched the facing down at centre front just to make double sure that it wouldn’t peek out or cause problems by flapping around a little when putting the shirt on.

I’ve made up a tutorial/explanation of how to add the shoulder details and ribbon to the Negroni pattern. You can check it out, along with a ton more photos on my blog: Thread Theory

Material Notes

Kona cotton, grosgrain ribbon, interfacing, 7 buttons

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Winter
For
Men
Garment Type
Shirts
Style
Casual, Classic
Material
Cotton, Flannel

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    Feb 11, 2013, 02.42 PMby jeffrey

    Very well done!

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    Feb 10, 2013, 12.00 PMby Cherry Pix

    Beautifully made and styled! My dear husband likes the pattern too. Your finishing touches, especially the grosgrain, are lovely.
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      Feb 10, 2013, 04.10 PMby ThreadTheory

      Thanks so much! Now the real test is to see how often the Negroni gets taken out of his closet :)

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    Feb 10, 2013, 12.10 AMby Mary Athey

    You did a smashing job on this x

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