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Angela Kane Classic Shirt

Added Feb 18, 2011

by wzrdreams

Brooklyn, New Yo...






I adore Angela Kane’s video tutorials. When she put out the video series for this shirt I couldn’t resist trying the pattern out. It was also the perfect excuse to purchase some of printed silk I had my eye on at my LFS.

I made the size that should be for me according to my measurements but it is HUGE on me. Too huge. The armholes drop off my shoulders about 1" on each side. I realize that it is supposed to be an oversized shirt, but I don’t think it flatters me unless I wear it under my Franzi vest to show my shape. This is the project that has gotten it into my head that shapeless garments don’t work for curvy girls. From now on it’s body conscious!

As I said, I love Angela Kane’s videos. They are full of clever bits of information one can only glean years of experience. I followed her instructions pretty faithfully. The only exception is that I stitched though the turned under center front facings to ensure that they wouldn’t turn out, but this stitching is visible at the neck opening so I am not sure that my deviation was a wise move. I especially appreciated her collar/stand instructions. Overall, I am thrilled with my workmanship and I have worn this shirt proudly (under the above mentioned Franzi vest) to work. I will be sure to take my new skills to my next shirt project.

Material Notes

Printed Silk from Chic Fabrics, and buttons that were too expensive but the best color match purchased at Joyce Trims on 38th St. near 6th Ave.



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    Feb 18, 2011, 11.51 AMby janul

    The fabric is beautiful! I made a similar shirt some time ago, but it was so shapeless on me that I didn´t finish it… I´m not very curvy, but it wasn´t flattering on me either :). Maybe this style looks better when the shirt is tucked into pants or with some kind of waistband… Anyway, great job on the collar and the details, I imagine with silk it´s even harder to sew these…

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    Feb 18, 2011, 09.57 AMby Angela Kane

    Hi wzrdreams. You say such nice things! Thank you so much again for making up my patterns. You have done a brilliant job as usual.

    You have made me aware that I must make a point of stating that this is a roomy, man’s style shirt. I am quite slight and this sort of style is flattering for me. I do have a more fitted shirt pattern to go out. It is just a question of grading and digitising but it will be on my website soon.

    Your photos are really good and show the details beautifully,

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