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Silk Men's Shirt

Added Mar 30, 2010

by gedwoods

Quebec, Canada

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Description

This is the result of quite a lot of experimentation (i.e. using my own pattern). It still isn’t quite what I want in a shirt, but it is close (there are still fitting issues I need to work out). The shirt has a wide neck so that it can still be buttoned to the top while not hugging the neck (it is not designed to be worn with a tie!). The cuffs are wide and the sleeve openings are unusually wide as well. The hem at the bottom of this shirt is flat. The front piece that contains the buttons and button holes is wide and slightly off-centered – at first I wasn’t sure I liked the effect, but now I find it suits me very well and presents an original edge you don’t find in ready-to-wear shirts. The shirt includes a standard stand-up collar design. Seams were serged.

Material Notes

The fabric is high quality hammered silk – it’s why it has the slightly crumpled look. The construction also includes a small amount of interfacing as well as the buttons and silk thread.

Difficulty

Intermediate

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Categories

For
Men
Garment Type
Shirts
Style
Other
Material
Silk

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    Apr 18, 2010, 11.29 PMby sew4my3

    Great job! I love the fabric and the color. What did you think about working with silk?

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    Apr 13, 2010, 10.02 PMby lilybart

    OOoo how fabulous! I love the fabric and the colour is gorgeous.

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    Mar 30, 2010, 07.57 PMby bjeppson

    Excellent. I love the fabric. What a great summer color.

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