Saturday, 31 October 2020

Black shirt with silver print

I made this shirt a while ago, and haven't anything much to say about it because it's cut the same size as my previous two shirts, and with the same sort of construction as usual, but I like to do a post on every garment so here it is. It's another plain non-historical sort of shirt to wear for everyday.
It's made of a black cotton with silver print. I can't remember where it came from, and it feels a bit thinner and higher quality than a typical quilting cotton. I think the print is supposed to be stylized little Christmas trees.
I find I don't like the 18th century style of shirt cuff as much with this cotton. It's stiffer than linen and has much less stretch, so the tight cuff with sleeve links is not nearly as comfortable.
Collar buttonholes.
It's mostly machine sewn, with hand finishing around the cuffs, collar, and front slit. The buttonholes are done by hand with DMC cotton pearl, as usual, and I made a couple of Dorset wheel buttons for the collar.
Collar buttons.

Hem gussets.

Little reinforcing bar of buttonhole stitches at the bottom of the slit.
I tried getting some pictures with a self timer, and didn't realize until I imported them to the computer that most of them were out of focus, so I apologize for the crappiness of the photos.

 Horribly washed out, but I think it looks ok with my monster waistcoat.
I'll post some actual historical sewing soon!


  1. Nice workmanship. I love the print.
    Stay safe and well. Happy Halloween...
    Hugs, Mamoo

  2. This looks lovely! I'd not thought of making historical shaped clothing with modern patterned fabric.