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Yellow linen Jakob

Added Jun 2, 2008

by squirrellypoo

London, United K...






I made this shirt for my boyfriend using the AMAZING “Shirtmaking” book by David Page Coffin as my guide. I also drafted my own sleeve placket according to his instructions and flat felled all the seams. I’ve documented all of this (with loads more photos) at http://www.fehrtrade.com/gallery/115/i-love-a-man-in-yellow

If anyone is dithering about sizing, James buys size 15 1/2 dress shirts and a size 52 here fit him PERFECTLY!

Material Notes

lemon yellow linen/tencel blend from fabric.com





BurdaStyle for yet another great pattern

FehrTrade for the creation

James for the modelling

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    Jun 3, 2008, 08.46 AMby mmmrphs

    Go the black buttons!

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    Jun 3, 2008, 07.50 AMby squirrellypoo

    toupinette – no, I didn’t change the collar at all. Though if he doesn’t like the shape, it’s really easy to just draw in a new shape…

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    Jun 3, 2008, 06.06 AMby toupinette

    Like always, great job! I try to make this shirt for my husband but he tells me that’s the collar was too much 70’s style. But your collar is perfect, so did you make some altarations on the collar?

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    Jun 3, 2008, 06.02 AMby miss-g

    Yes, very professional. I love your detailing and the contrasting buttons.

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    Jun 2, 2008, 02.41 PMby squirrellypoo

    Elo.m – the photos are taken on the garden barge next to our boat (which is why the wire handrails are there). We live on the Thames and we walk across these barges with gardens on top (and flats down below) to get to our boats! Luckily there’s a gardener who takes care of them for us, though, because the plants are 100000% better than I could ever do! :)

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    Jun 2, 2008, 01.12 PMby fashion1

    amazing! very professional work!

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    Jun 2, 2008, 10.50 AMby OnYourHead

    it looks perfect!great job!!it’s a wonderful present! ,,is that in the picture your garden???i love that place!:)

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    Jun 2, 2008, 10.47 AMby mirela

    Beautiful work! He must be so proud

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