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3-Way Collared Shirt

Added Dec 26, 2009

by kelepso

Miami, Florida, ...






Another modified shirt designed for Christmas 2009. Initially, I was looking for a great plaid with christmas colors, but ended up with another gingham print. This brown and white gingham had a beautiful pink stripe threaded along the selvaged edge of the fabric, so I decided to use pink as a contrasting color. I also used the selvaged edge on certain parts of the shirt for a great detail. I was also inspired by a shirt tagged in my “favorites” album on Burda style – the modern safari shirt and decided to put an additional layer (armor) over my left chest with the pink contrasting fabric behind. Additionally, I made the collar where as you can where it 3 different ways; buttoned to either side with straps and bottons to hold it in place or the collar can hang below. For fun, I always thought it would be cool to have in-seam pockets in a male tailored shirt, so I added some for function. They are great! Being my first time modifying a pattern, I think it came out beautiful. I received a lot of comments Christmas day. Enjoy!

Related Techniques – In Seam Pockets

Material Notes

Gingham Cotton – Brown and White, w/ pink selvaged edge & Pink Cotton Fabric




Garment Type

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    Feb 1, 2012, 09.50 AMby Vanessa Leigh

    So Smart! I absolutely love it!

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      Feb 1, 2012, 02.42 PMby kelepso

      Thank you!

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    Jan 27, 2011, 06.00 PMby blackorchidjd

    This is HOT!!! LOVE IT!!!

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    Dec 16, 2010, 09.53 PMby Testosterone

    Great muli-functioning collar! The shirt is an on-seam dream (congratulations on making a feature gender neutral). You pattern and color choice show confidence and a great eye for design.

    Gunn and Klum can’t meet you too soon.

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      Dec 17, 2010, 03.00 AMby kelepso

      OMG! You are awesome. Thank you for your kind words. You’ve got me blusing over here. Lol! I can’t wait to me them too.

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    Jun 21, 2010, 12.32 PMby skeeler

    Very interesting! Love the collar and pockets…colors are beautiful as well…

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      Jun 21, 2010, 10.46 PMby kelepso

      Thanks skeeler!

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    May 17, 2010, 05.59 PMby irin

    You have so intresting ideas!

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      Jun 21, 2010, 10.46 PMby kelepso

      Thank you Irin!

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    Apr 19, 2010, 06.55 PMby candyjoyce

    Awesome shirt, I love all the details and the collar is brilliant. You made it work!

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    Dec 28, 2009, 11.42 AMby anna agyekum

    i hope you will put the pattern up I LOVE IT!

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    Dec 28, 2009, 09.34 AMby harlekin

    Yay, this really rocks! love the pattern, love the combination of colour, love the fit, just perfect!

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    Dec 27, 2009, 05.18 PMby pokey3000

    love those pockets. your too modest though, a 3-way convertible collar AND (flawless) inseam pockets in your first modified patter. well done!

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    Dec 27, 2009, 01.59 PMby elguanche

    Wow! So extraordenary! Great idea!

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    Dec 27, 2009, 04.17 AMby kelepso

    Thanks everyone. What a pleasant surprise!

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    Dec 27, 2009, 03.18 AMby ginasophia

    Very very cool! well done

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    Dec 26, 2009, 08.42 PMby tulips371

    very interesting!! i like it a lot :-)

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    Dec 26, 2009, 04.01 PMby migoe

    pockets!!! I love pockets. really nice, great job!

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    Dec 26, 2009, 01.26 PMby lmariann

    I love the collar:) I think, I am really a collar fetishist:)

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    Dec 26, 2009, 11.53 AMby joongwonfashion

    fantastic work—- and really trendy—- I wish I could tailor men’s clothing better :/

    the shirt is really innovative

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      Dec 27, 2009, 04.11 AMby kelepso

      Thanks Joongwonfashion,

      Honestly, I’m a beginner when I come to sewing, but I have a passion for it. I just make it work, as Tim Gunn would say. I love designing men’s clothing.

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    Dec 26, 2009, 11.32 AMby Jodi Wade

    I like the collar with all the options. And great pockets! I never would have thought to put in-seam pockets in a shirt

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      Dec 27, 2009, 04.12 AMby kelepso

      I’ve always though pockets in a man’s shirt would be classic. I love pockets too.

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    Dec 26, 2009, 11.19 AMby adetorera

    Can i get the pattern for this shirt please????

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      Dec 27, 2009, 04.16 AMby kelepso

      I honestly don’t have a pattern. I modified Vogue Men Pattern V8096 and added my own twist while cutting everything freehand. I honetly need to make the pattern, because I’d like it in other colors also. Will keep you posted.

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    Dec 26, 2009, 04.34 AMby Ami Taf

    my, my, this is unique! I like how you played with the selvedge and those pockets are making me drool, hehe…

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      Dec 26, 2009, 04.53 AMby kelepso

      Thank you love!

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