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Men's Linen Short-sleeve Shirt

Added Jun 10, 2012

by Peter Lappin

New York, United...






This is a linen shirt I made using a Butterick 4712, a vintage Seventies men’s shirt pattern that’s a TNT (tried and true) pattern for me. I used a turquoise blue border print I bought at Fabrics for Less on 39th St. in the Garment District in NYC. It’s modeled here by my partner Michael, the recipient of the shirt.

You can read more about the shirt on my blog, Male Pattern Boldness:


Material Notes

I used 2 yards of the linen fabric, a 60" bolt, and there was a lot left over (though I needed that much to include the border all around the bottom of the shirt). The buttons are vintage plastic shirt buttons. I used weft-weight woven interfacing from Steinlauf & Stoller in the outer collar and outer collar band, and front button plackets.




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    Jun 11, 2012, 11.12 PMby Peter Lappin

    Thanks, all!

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    Jun 11, 2012, 07.43 PMby martinK

    nice shirt and fabric. Is 39th street the heavan for a fabric junk like me? I come to visit NY in the first week of july. Are there some stores that I don’t have to miss????

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      Jun 11, 2012, 11.12 PMby Peter Lappin

      There are some very good ones on 39th St — Fabrics for Less, Chic, Paron’s, and others.

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    Jun 11, 2012, 12.16 PMby Binita Shrestha

    Love the fabric and the fit is perfect!

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    Jun 11, 2012, 05.21 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    great shirt modeled with such a great smile! i love the idea of different colored buttons!

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    Jun 11, 2012, 02.58 AMby laurertheexplorer

    love that print! great shirt and the fit looks perfect!!

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    Jun 10, 2012, 11.20 PMby aficionada

    Great shirt. Great smile! :)

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    Jun 10, 2012, 06.15 PMby ccsinspirations

    Great print! Great shirt! It really compliments his eyes.

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    Jun 10, 2012, 05.58 PMby skeeler

    Very nice! Michael is one lucky guy!

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