Friday, April 3, 2015

Spring of 1957

I had some white linen-like  material in my stash that was begging to be turned into a Spring/Summer shirt.  I thought Simplicity 2081 from 1957 would be a match for this material.  This is the second time I used this pattern, it is size small,  but this time I added two inches to the length.

I used my felling foot and my Singer Confidence 7470.  The flat-fell seams take longer to make, but do make a nice finish.   This shirt has a notched collar, so it is more casual looking.

Instead of a rolled-seam hem like I usually make, I made a standard hem.  I think it works well with this shirt since the hem is straight and it has side vents.

This shirt definitely says "Easter", "Spring",  and "Summer" to me.  Lightweight and white.

Made by me label

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  1. That's a great shirt and you look very handsome in it. Perfect for the warm weather ahead

  2. What a nice shirt and the fabric looks almost sheer. Very lightweight and comfortable. I like the label, too.

    Just curious: Approximately how much time does a shirt like this one take you to construct?

    1. I have never really kept track. I'll have to figure it out.

  3. Great job! The shirt looks really comfortable and I like you tag : )