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 self-taught home sewing fanatic! I started sewing in 2009 and today make all my own clothes using mainly vintage patterns and vintage sewing machines. Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Male Pattern Boldness, where the conversation is sewing, style, fashion, fabric, and more!