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Dec 18, 2012

The Finished Pendleton Plaid Shirt!



Presenting Version 2.0 of my Pendleton plaid.  I like it.





I kept one of the front pockets from Version 1.0 (but not the pocket flap) -- the only thing cut on the diagonal, except for the narrow back yoke.



I traced a smaller collar than I generally wear off an RTW shirt I own, which I think is more flattering.  I also placed a front button just a few inches below the top button, so the shirt can be open just a bit up top, which works better with the collar.  (Normally my second button is quite a bit lower.)



I like the way the shirt looks with the top button buttoned too.



The collar stand is also narrower than usual.



As I mentioned yesterday, I used the same vintage buttons from the earlier shirt. 



A few more gratuitous shirt shots: front left placket and shoulder seam (that's a faux flat-felled seam, btw).





Let us now formally bid goodbye to Version 1.0.

See ya!



And so, another project comes to an end.

How many more can I squeeze into 2012?  Perhaps we'll have some surprises ahead.

Happy Tuesday, everybody!

22 comments:

  1. Peter:

    Great job! You truly are an inspiration. I may just have to get out my machine and oil her up! I haven't sewn in years, so knowing my luck I would sew through my thumb!
    You prove there is more to fashion in New York besides Fifth Avenue.
    Happy Holidaze!

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  2. Great job! You really did make it so much more attractive!

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  3. Wow, very nice! I admire your ability to re-visit an old project that could use some improvement.

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  4. Beautiful job!

    I love your decision to scale down your collar and move your buttons. The finished shirt fits your frame flawlessly. Sometimes - even in pattern land - collar details are off for those of us who are a bit smaller (or larger) than average.

    Cheers!

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    1. Precisely. It really doesn't make sense for everyone to wear the same size collars (or any other detail) and expect the same result.

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    2. collars are always too large and clunky for me. i should take a hint from you!!

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  5. Great remake. I enjoyed the Danny Kaye clip too. When I was a child I had a little crush on him.

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  6. Great shirt - I think it looks a lot more subtle and less 'cowboy' that the first version! Much more wearable.

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  7. Wow the improvement is amazing! Great job. Now I bet you'll wear it. :)

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  8. Argh! How do you find the time?! I'm going to be sewing boxers like crazy tonight!

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  9. Nicely done and greatly improved. Man you lay down a nice row of stitches. I offset the buttons high on my last shirt too. Partly for pattern matching and partly to keep the cold winter wind out without going to the full buttoned up mode. I like the result a lot.

    Michael

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  10. I love it! The colors are lovely. After I finish a project, I never want to work on it again. But after seeing what the results can be, I may have to rethink that!

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  11. That's a lovely shirt now Peter! I particularly liked the placket shot and the closeup of the new collar stand. (Not sure if this is a case of "small things please small minds" or "the deity is in the details")

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  12. Fabulous remake and amazingly beautiful work, as usual, Peter.

    You inspire me.

    You may have seen this already but I thought you might enjoy this NYT video.

    http://www.nytimes.com/video/2012/12/07/fashion/100000001946164/bill-cunningham-men-first.html

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  13. Such a good job. I admire your ability to revisit this shirt. I'm not sure I could face it. Without seeing the improvements I didn't think the first shirt was bad, but version 2 is so much better.

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  14. Oh, Peter, great job. This version is much improved and shows your ability to fashion things to your style. I likie! Now, if I could only sharpen my style up to match yours.

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  15. Version 2.0 is definitely a winner!

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  16. Hi... great improvements, especially if you'll be more comfortable wearing it. First time commenter... I've been reading multiple blog posts here, and am inspired to make some shirts. I missed the shirt sew-along but am going through all the posts, and plan to try making a few shirts this winter. Also enjoyed the shopping posts... I'll be in NYC in January and will try to hit some of the stores. And a question... are there no pleats, tucks or gathers on the back of the shirt, and does that matter?

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    1. Many shirts do, of course, but this one does not. A tuck or gather under the yoke would make the shirt fuller in back. It only matters if you need (or want) that extra fullness.

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  17. SeamsterEast@aol.comDecember 19, 2012 at 6:32 PM

    Without that tuck in back, you got to be careful not to lift heavy things. Back muscles on a man can bulge out a bit when lifting something heavy, and if perhaps a bit of lifting of various boxes leaves a dampness to the skin, the shirt can stick before the lift. I've see dress white cotton shirts broken when some guy starts moving stuff around in his office. They never break on a seam, but usually just below a shoulder blade.

    I understood that is the reason men's (woven cloth) shirts have yokes, for extra strength should it be needed sometime.

    BTW, nice job. Much nicer looking shirt.

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  18. Boy oh boy, Joyce Van Patten looks like Samantha Bee in the Danny Kaye opening.

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