September 13, 2013
An OTC Classic Shirt Design...with Asymmetric Neckline and Chisel Hem
This shirt is one of my "classic designs", which sounds very La-dee-da, but really just means that is was made for one of my clients quite a while ago. <<smile>>
This client called this morning and ordered another just like it (different fabric, of course..that has yet to be decided)...so wish me luck that I can find his pattern again after 3 years...or I'll be drafting a new one! In any case, I thought I'd show this shirt to you again because it has some interesting details.
These details include an asymmetrical band collar that joins a narrow front button placket, and an angled "chiseled" hem, rather than a curved one. Other design features include very light gray contrast stitching, a Chiselled (spade) Hem, and a "Cigar Pocket". I also decided not to use light gray buttons, and use less predictable dark gray buttons instead.
SEWING NOTES: The Left Front pattern piece was drafted with less of a neckline curve (slightly shallower) than the right, so that the band collar falls open when worn. Pro-Woven Shirt-Crisp Fusible Interfacing and "By the Scoop" Buttons are from Fashion Sewing Supply, the textured cotton fabric came from my personal "Shirt-making Stash".