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Jan 20, 2015

My Latest Dress Shirt: LIVE TODAY!



It's finished!  You can see my latest dress shirt right this very minute by simply clicking here

This is the second version of my recently-acquired 1950's Butterick dress shirt pattern, 6319.  I opted for the spread collar rather than the button down and I think it works just as well -- maybe better!

I left out the back center pleat this time, which automatically narrowed the back by two inches.  Otherwise it's the exact same pattern, though the shirt has a very different look.  Not quite so preppy.



With all these shirts behind me, I think it's time to make some pants, don't you?

Have a great day, everybody!

Authentic NYC squirrel captured by Michael on our photo shoot!

22 comments:

  1. I really, really love everything about this, Peter.

    Spud.

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  2. You just confirmed my love of spread collars. The flowery fabric gives the shirt a slight 1960s feel -- beautiful stuff!

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  3. It reads so different from the previous shirt; sporty and stylish. You wear/model it like a catalog model.

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  4. Wow, so British Invasion! Liberty is such great fabric.

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  5. Men's floral shirts rule! And this one is no exception.

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  6. Oh, Peter, I love this. The shirt reminds me of the young men of my youth. Yes, I am vintage. I wish more men dressed like this today.

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  7. I agree, this IS one of the loveliest things you've made! Beautiful work. x

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  8. Great shirt, and I *miss* squirrels even though I only lived among them for 2.5 years of my life. None in Australia or NZ :(

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  9. Fabulous. Have you ever made anything in paisley??

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    1. Yes -- another Liberty knock-off!

      http://www.moodsewingnetwork.com/mens-liberty-inspired-cotton-paisley-shirt

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  10. I'm a big fan of blue and this looks GREAT on you. : )

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  11. I just want to touch it...it is lovely! Wear it with pride and absorb all the compliments coming your way!

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  12. It looks very good with a more slender profile (no back pleat). And of course the talented model who made it does too.

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  13. This is the BEST shirt I've ever seen you in! Simply gorgeous.

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  14. Your shirt looks terrific .. perfection in sewing .. bespoke. The fabric is awesome. I lived in London during the late 80's and use to hang out at the Tate Gallery and have tea at Liberty of London, purchase a shirt and a tie to wear to work the following week.

    You are "the self made man of shirt tailoring" I think even David Coffin would be jealous!

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  15. Tough to stretch your arm out for anything without that box pleat. I have one shirt without one and hardly ever wear it.

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  16. Great fit at the back neck. Beautiful shirt Peter.

    Anonymous above is surely exaggerating. There is always enough ease in a regular shirt, even without a box pleat.

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  17. This patterned fabric with various colours is really working wonders near your face and adding some dash to your grey pants. Shirt pulls your outfit together! Your attention to details is so worthy! :)

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  18. I stumbled into this blog a couple of years ago and am a secret reader.. not any more, I have to say how much I am enjoying your adventures, I wish I had your confidence.... I also have vintage machine fever, I own a lovely treadle 201K, a seventies Frister Ross and the recent flea market find is an Elna Elnita, plus a lovely vintage childs sewing machine, a Vulcan Countess. Keep up with the great work and I will pop in and out of the blog for updates, I am based in Ireland,

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    1. Great to hear from you, Ann!

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    2. Thanks for the acknowledgement! I loved New York when I made a quick visit there a few years ago.. pity my husband hates shopping as I saw all sorts of lovely things there which he dragged me past!! One day I will go back on my own and find that great flea market!

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