A Spade-Hem Shirt from Textured Cotton

Monday, March 15, 2010

This shirt is for a client of mine who likes classic styles with a twist.  So I designed this shirt for him from lightweight gray textured cotton fabric.  Its main design feature is an asymmetrical band collar.  Other design features include bright white contrast stitching, an angled Spade Hem, and a Cigar Pocket.  I also decided not to use white buttons, and use "less predictable" dark gray buttons instead.

SEWING NOTES: The Left Front pattern piece was drafted with less of a neckline curve than  the right, so that the band collar falls open.  Pro-Woven Fusible Interfacing and Buttons from
~Fashion Sewing Supply~, Textured cotton fabric from my personal "Shirt-making Stash".