This is an everyday shirt I made about 5 months ago. It's mostly machine sewn, and the construction is pretty close to the one in my shirt construction post, except with more machine sewing, so there isn't a whole lot to say about it.
|The cuff, with a pair of the sleeve links from my sleeve link tutorial.|
It's made of a fairly thin dark grey linen, and I think I bought it at Fabricville years ago as light brown linen and overdyed it, but I might be confusing it with another piece of linen. It's the same fabric I made a shirt out of in 2018, but this time I left off the ruffles, since I tend to wear my non-ruffled shirts more often for everyday. (I love ruffles, they're just a bit less practical.)
I tried a thread button I'd not done before! Normally for shirts I do Dorset wheels, or bird's eye buttons just using thread for the middle, but Gina B Silkworks posted this tutorial for a bird's eye made with a little rolled up triangle of fabric for the middle, so I did a couple of those.
I found it a bit more difficult to control than the thread kind, but it made a nice big sturdy button.
The only other thing I did differently was sewed along the edge of the cuff before turning it inside out, like a pintuck but it's hidden inside the cuff. I did this because the fabric was so thin and I wanted that edge to be a bit sturdier.
|The cuff before I turned it right side out.|
|The shoulder reinforcements.|
It's comfortable and I like it.