Saturday, January 8, 2011
Some Thoughts about Shirts and Shirtmaking
What constitutes a "tailored" shirt? I've given this a lot of thought and for me it comes down to certain components:
- collar stand
- front placket
- sleeve placket
- breast pocket
Buttons or snaps also play an important role in the tailored shirt. Usually the front is buttoned, and cuffs are buttoned or support cuff links. Sleeve plackets may have a button and some shirts feature a button down collar and/or buttoned breast pockets. Shirts may also have top-stitching detail and/or flat-felled seams. Hems may be curved at the sides or have side slits and may be designed for tucking in or wearing out. Set-in sleeves may be long or short.
Any combination of these components can be used to create stylish shirts to suit the taste of the wearer. Interesting fashion fabric and details make for infinite possibilities. And sewing the garment yourself means that the shirt can be custom fit to the wearer, something not usually possible with ready-to-wear.
There are three ways you can learn to sew professional looking shirts using techniques from the ready-to-wear garment industry:
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