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men's casual shirt

Added Oct 7, 2007

by lauriana

Den Haag, Nether...






For my birthday, I got Winifred Aldrich’s Metric pattern cutting for menswear, so I could finally try to design things for my boyfriend as well as for myself.
This shirt is based on the ‘tailored shirt block’ because after drawing all three (classic, casual and tailored) I thought this one was most suited to his built (he’s quite tall but fairly slender and wide shoulders). I extended the back yoke towards the front and added box pleated pockets with flaps. On the back, I made vertical seams instead of the blocks darts.
All seams are flat felted seams.
On the picture, the front looks a bit odd but that’s because of the camera angle.

Material Notes

fairly thick (for a shirt) cotton/polyester blend fabric





Winifred Aldrich

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    Nov 12, 2007, 04.38 PMby tiffanyr

    It looks great- your sleeve plackets look very nicely done, as does your collar and stand. Nice work!

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    Oct 7, 2007, 01.11 PMby jj1

    Look awesome to me. I like the seams on the back.

    Lucky you, for the great book and a boyfriend that is willing to wear what you made for him (I and Wyn have one thing in common) .

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    Oct 7, 2007, 11.47 AMby fashion1

    looks sophisticated and casual, too. very good job lauriana!

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    Oct 7, 2007, 10.39 AMby lilo

    Good job! I like the back side – the vertical seams instead of darts.

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    Oct 7, 2007, 08.52 AMby elainemay

    this is a wonderful design, and it looks so elegant- unusual for a casual men’s shirt! i really like the contoured back seams for shaping. very nice!

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    Oct 7, 2007, 06.55 AMby wyn

    Nice work. You can tell you used an iron when you sewed. Very crisp and professional-looking seams. I keep asking my husband if he wants me to make him something. All I’ve done is a robe he never wears.

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