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December 25, 2013

It's been a while...but I'm Back!

I started this blog with the best of intentions....but as you know, sometimes life gets in the way.
It has been a tough year for me, with a some big health challenges. Now I am a bit better and I will be posting about shirtmaking here again soon.  In the meantime, I'd like to show you a shirt I made to test some design details to offer my clients. The pattern is my original hand-draft.  Roger (my DH) really enjoys wearing this shirt...which was his early Christmas/Hanukah  present.


This Flannel Shirt has a  double (2-layer) front button-placket. The black contrast pieces are made with lightweight denim.  The top-layer placket and pocket accent are made from the same denim that I distressed with sandpaper to get a faded effect. The slightly rumpled appearance of this shirt is entirely intentional....a "hard" press + distressed denim...not a good look, IMO.  This shirt has been pressed. but softly in order to preserve the lofty, cozy feel of the thick flannel.

After all the orders are shipped from the Interfacing Sale on now at www.FashionSewingSupply.com , I will be posting new Tutorials featuring Shirt Design details and construction techniques. Two of the many I have planned are photographed and I have written the instructions. After the sale is over, I'll have the time to combine words with photos, and get them posted  here for you.  Along the way, I'll be showing you the shirts I've designed, plus a few I've made from published patterns.  So stay tuned..I'll be blogging again :)


SEWING NOTES-- Fabric--Cotton Flannel from my wholesale supplier.  Interfacing--ProSheer Elegance MEDIUM (great for flannel, corduroy,  and denim, etc) from www.FashionSewingSupply.com  Buttons--  1/2" 4-hole Black, found in a packet of "By-The-Scoop Dark assortment" from Fashion Sewing Supply.


20 comments:

  1. That is a beautiful shirt. I love the accents and distressed look.

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  2. Beautiful shirt. Love the placket and the tiny tab on the pocket. Welcome back,glad you are feeling better. Enjoy the Hollidays!

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  3. That shirt is fabulous- your dh is a lucky man!

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  4. Great to see you posting. Hope the new year if full of healthy, good days for you! DH would love that shirt. Roger is pretty darn lucky!!!

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  5. Looking forward to it....But don't push too hard,, take a breather,, we've waited this long,, we can wait a little longer.....;-)

    BTW,,, the shirt looks great!!!!!

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  6. Anonymous12/25/2013

    Pam - glad to see you back & posting. Keep healthy.
    Lynn

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  7. Gorgeous shirt, so happy to see you back posting. Happy Holidays.

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  8. Great to have you back posting super shirts like this ~ enjoy the holidays and take care of yourself ... J

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  9. Happy holidays Pam. The shirt is gorgeous.

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  10. Anonymous12/25/2013

    Love this fabric & your extras done on the shirt.
    Happy New Year. Looking forward to your postings in the new year.

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  11. That is one good looking shirt and would my husband ever love it! Beautiful, Pam! Hope your holidays are joyful and the new year bodes better for you. Looking forward to your posts, always topnotch.

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  12. Happy Holidays, glad to see you back and in better health. That is a beautiful shirt. I'm still "practicing", making collars and such. I will take the plunge soon and tackle making a shirt for myself. I hope some day to be able to create something close to your standard. Best wishes for the New Year.

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  13. Great shirt. Glad you're feeling better. Best wishes for a wonderful and health filled 2014!

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  14. wow! it's gorgeous! I can't stop looking at it.

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  15. Beautiful, beautiful shirt. Glad you're feeling better, and looking forward to upcoming blogs.

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  16. Beautiful, beautiful shirt. Glad you're health has improved, an looking forward to your upcoming blog entries.

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  17. Great shirt. Sorry to hear about the health issues. Glad things are better.

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  18. Great looking shirt! So glad to her you are feeling better.

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  19. All of your shirts are so awesome. I aspire to your level of expertise and eye for detail. Wish I lived close by so I could volunteer to be your assistant for free.

    Veronica

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