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Old Fashioned

Added Feb 3, 2012

by threadsquare

Somerville, Mass...






I finally made my husband a Negroni. However, he’s not a gin drinker, so I’ve dubbed this the Old Fashioned instead. He’s tall and slender, so I lengthened a size small 1" in the body, 5/8" in the sleeves. Also, I added a little more room to the back armscye at the shoulder, grading to nothing at the armpit.

The main fabric is the same as the pocket lining to my jeans and the contrast fabric on the inside cuff, placket and under collar is upcycled from…. a pair of boxers I bought for Ryan when we first started dating. Hehe! I loved the stripes then and now.

I used a traditional flat fell seam on the shoulders (not the method in the pattern) and a serged faux flat fell seam on the side & sleeves. The pearl snaps were an eBay purchase

More info on fitting, changes for next time and photos on my blog

Material Notes

cotton, interfacing, pearl snaps




Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Vintage
Cotton, Shirting


Colette Negroni

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    Feb 13, 2012, 12.37 AMby nessys

    This is a lovely shirt – and it looks lovely on your fella Darl! I really love those snaps and the contrast fabric.

    He is one dapper chap! ;) xxxx

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    Feb 4, 2012, 07.35 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    very nice material and very well made! he looks really happy!

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      Feb 8, 2012, 02.49 PMby threadsquare

      Thanks! Maybe because I finally made him something instead of sewing for myself :)

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    Feb 3, 2012, 10.50 PMby martinK

    you did a nice job and I love the red buttons!

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      Feb 8, 2012, 02.48 PMby threadsquare

      Thank you! I should get a proper tool for them, but used a hammer.

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    Feb 3, 2012, 03.52 PMby dottty

    Thats lovely, and i love the recycled bits jj:)x

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      Feb 8, 2012, 02.47 PMby threadsquare

      Thanks :) A little bit of fun on a plain shirt!

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