Monday, 14 June 2021

Sage Green Linen Shirt

I've made another everyday shirt! 
There's nothing much to say about the construction, it's made in mostly the same way as the shirt in this post. All the long seams are by machine, and there's hand finishing at the cuff, collar, and front slit.
I did the buttonholes by hand, and made Dorset wheel buttons in light green DMC cotton pearl. I've decided I don't really like having the sewn on buttons on these narrow cuffs, they don't sit as nicely as the 18th century ones that close with sleeve links.

The fabric is Summer Breeze linen in "Sage" from Pure Linen Envy and it's lovely! It's nice and soft and such a good weight for shirts. I got some more of the same weight in white, because I really need to make more historical shirts too.

I like this shirt very much! Sage green is one of my favourite colours, and it goes so well with my brown waistcoat and pants.
This waistcoat really doesn't fit well anymore, alas.

I also got a couple metres of the same weight linen in dark red, light grey, and another shade of green, and I look forward to making shirts out of them too!


  1. Those handmade button holes are incredibly precise. I thought they were made by machine until I read that you made them by hand. Your workmanship is amazing.

    1. Thank you Mamoo!
      They're fairly simple buttons to make with a bit of practice, you can find lots of tutorials online.