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Apr 27, 2015

Vogue 8889 Men's Shirt Reveal or "Hello Voile-y"



Friends, I am happy to report that I finished my cotton voile shirt over the weekend.

As you can see above (and below), the fabric is delicate and slightly sheer.  It wasn't hard to work with, but I handled it very gently and used a fresh new needle in my Singer 201.



Here are some close-ups:

The completed collar, before attaching.



The collar, now attached.





Inside collar stand.



Flat-felled seams on the side panels.



Hidden button placket.





Me modeling the shirt.  The fit is good though I might have done a small sloping shoulder adjustment.  I like it a lot and I look forward to wearing it when the weather warms up.









And that's it -- onward and upward!

Have a great day, everybody!

29 comments:

  1. Boy, that looks expensive.

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  2. Gorgeous shirt I love you fabric choice

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  3. I really like this - big thumbs up!

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  4. Love it. A round of applause for you.

    Spud.

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  5. Beautiful!! I love voile and I enjoy sewing it. I only wish I could buy it as they never have it at the one and only fashion fabric store in our area.

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  6. Beautiful work!! When I grow up I want my shirts to look that good! LOL

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  7. Beautiful shirt. Workmanship is splendid as always.

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  8. Michael, wonderful job. The back especially looks well-fitted.

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  9. Just get your labels woven already!!!

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  10. That fabric is gorgeous for summer! Nice fit all over and the back just has a lovely shape!

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  11. Beautiful shirt, really suits you

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  12. Looks beautiful. I hope the weather on the east coast warms up enough to wear it, soon! Have you done a hidden placket tutorial? I'd love to see how you pull that off.

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  13. Beautiful fabric, excellent craftsmanship. . . . Because you said you thought the shoulder slope slightly off, I went back and looked and looked and looked. To my eye, the left back shoulder panel **might** be a little full. Maybe a quarter inch taken out of the top? . . . And **maybe** a tiny amount taken out of the back waist, though shoulder and hip width look spot on. . . Only because you mentioned it did I look so closely. It's a fantastic shirt. Congrats!

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  14. Beautiful looking and fitting shirt. I'll have to try Vogue 8889.

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  15. Beautiful!!

    How often do you change your sewing machine needles? I just bought new ones, but as long as they are still poking through, I keep the old ones in. If the projects all require the same needle, do you change once per 4 projects, 8 projects?

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    1. I have no special system. If the needle's still stitching well, I keep using it!

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  16. I love that fabric! And your fit is great - way to go!

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  17. Beautifully sewn, as always. What interfacing did you use?

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  18. This fabric looks great for hot summer days. The fit is perfect!

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  19. Is there a shirt sew along in your immediate future? I remember you took a class, I believe at FIT, and learned a few things. Can you put together a step by step on efficiently making a mens collared shirt?

    Thanks

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    1. Check out my shirt sew-along posts and FIT class posts in the archives (in the right-hand column) -- the info is all there.

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  20. Really chic, Peter! How've you been?

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