White Shirt with a Preppy Twist

Added Nov 28, 2010

by violetta089

Munich, Germany

Vienna_2010_036_thumb

Views

534

Vienna_2010_004_large

Description

I wanted a white shirt but found the plain white version a little boring – so I decided to make one similar to a Van Laack shirt and used a red checked cotton for the inner collar stand, the inner cuffs and also for covering the buttons with it. For the shirt itself, I used a waffle weave cotton from my Mum’s stash, probably older than I am ;-)
The pattern is No. 104 from Burdastyle 08/2009, but without the ruffle. I did not topstitch the collar – or, strictly speaking, I did but did not use that collar, it just didn’t look good on the waffle weave; I made a new one. So the shirt ended up a bit softer and more casual.

Material Notes

Waffle weave cotton; checked cotton; buttons

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Blouse
Style
Casual, Classic, Preppy
Material
Cotton

2 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • Forburda_large

    Nov 30, 2010, 12.07 AMby skeeler

    Really nice – and it fits you great!

    1 Reply
    • Vienna_2010_036_large

      Dec 3, 2010, 06.32 AMby violetta089

      Thank you so much!

  • Ak-logo_grey_large

    Nov 29, 2010, 02.38 PMby Angela Kane

    A great shirt, professionally finished and a perfect fit.

    I love the covered buttons.

    1 Reply
    • Vienna_2010_036_large

      Dec 3, 2010, 06.33 AMby violetta089

      Thank you!! I was actually surprised how quick those buttons were made.

    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post

Add to Favorites 3 people added it

Burdastyle

http://burdastyle.com//projects/white-shirt-with-a-preppy-twist