Hemp Shirt...by Client Request

Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Recently I was discussing a client's wardrobe needs. He told me about a favorite shirt that he has had for many years that is now nearly in shreds. He asked if I would design a similar style, this time from hemp. This shirt is the result...
...its slightly rumpled "distressed" look is entirely intentional.

I suggested buttons on the chest pockets,
but the client opted for open pockets.

Made from a cotton/hemp blend from Hemp Traders, the fabric was  distressed by washing it several times in hot water with a splash of vinegar.

After the shirt was sewn,

it was distressed further by "sanding" random areas

Fabric from Hemp Traders
Interfaced with Pro-Weft Fusible Interfacing from
~Fashion Sewing Supply~