Readers, I've just completed my embroidered cotton voile shirt, which I made from an early Sixties Butterick pattern.
Check out the entire photo shoot here!
Now please don't confuse this shirt with the Lanvin embroidered cotton voile men's shirt I recently stumbled upon online (below). It will set you back $750.
Butterick 2305 is a men's shirt pattern that dates from around 1963. I love the "Italian" collar, which is constructed a lot like a shawl collar. Why is it called an Italian collar? I have no idea. If you know, please share!
I actually picked up two black embroidered cotton voiles. I'm not sure what I'll do with the second, more ornate one (which you can see just a peek of below). It would make an amazing dress. The dotted one I used reminds me of twinkling stars.
And that's it.
Have you ever made anything from an embroidered fabric?
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, in addition to sewing for private clients. Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Male Pattern Boldness, where the conversation is sewing, style, fashion, fabric, and more!