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Short-sleeved Flamingo Jakob shirt

Added Jun 5, 2015

by theonly1iknow

Glasgow, United ...

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Description

My boyfriend has got a bit of a penchant for tropical shirts at the moment, and seems to be buying anything with a flamingo on it! I saw this fabric on ebay for about £3/m, so figured I’d have a go at shirt-making.
I’ve made women’s blouses before (but not in years) but not very successfully, I never seem to be able to get my head round the collar/stand bit.

According to Burdastyle meaurements; Boyf should be a size 52… but when i looked at the garment measurements on the pattern, and compared them to a shirt from the wardrobe, I ended up making a 38! it’s still a little bit roomier that other fitted shirts he wears!
I also reduced the collar tip, but i think if i was to re-make, I’d definitely reduce the depth of the collar also.
I just chopped the sleeve pattern to make the short sleeve. I wasn’t sure how this would turn out. I cut it straight across, but notice that many women’s a patterns have a curved hem,I did a bit of googling to see if this was the right thing to do, but not much help. It turned out fine, pretty good in fact! I’ve stitched the turn-up a little to hold the shape.
I used a decorative stitch across the yoke, and top of pockets.

Overall I’m pretty happy with it, and Boyf is going to wear it on a night out tonight, so it must be a winner!!

Material Notes

lightweight cotton shirting in cream with flamingo print. purchased from ebay, used just under 2metres.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Men
Garment Type
Shirts
Style
Beach, Casual, Vintage, Geek
Material
Cotton, Blends, Shirting

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    Jul 27, 2015, 07.36 PMby JoeT72

    Wow, what a great job, and I love the flamingos:-)

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    Jun 12, 2015, 02.14 AMby Ricardo Abreu

    Nice shirt

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    Jun 6, 2015, 09.01 PMby Mary Athey

    You did a great job on this x

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    Jun 6, 2015, 08.02 PMby martinK

    lovely shirt!!!!

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