Was that a collective groan I just heard? I know you're getting tired of looking at this shirt, friends, but think how I must feel: I had to sew the darn thing.
I made some tweaks today, however, and I wanted to share them with you. First, I added vintage white plastic buttons to the front placket and cuff. I think they look sporty. The bottom one is just for show since the placket doesn't actually open down that far; two buttons looked like too few. The cuffs also have white buttons, but smaller.
Then there was the question of fit. Looking at those photos from yesterday's post, I realized that the fit was still a bit caftan-like. I decided to take in the sides about one inch on either side. The result is a much slimmer fit.
Rather than just hem the bottom, I added bias tape made with what was left of my fashion fabric. Since I'll likely be wearing this casual shirt out (of my pants) most of time, I wanted a nicer finish.
This really is it, friends. Of course, you might see me in my shirt tomorrow if I post pictures of this evening's Pattern Review party at Elliott Berman. Or perhaps I'll spare you.
I'm a native New Yorker and sewing fanatic! I started sewing in 2009 and today make all my own clothes using vintage sewing machines and vintage patterns. I also sew for private clients. Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Male Pattern Boldness, where the conversation is sewing, style, fashion, fabric, and more!