Thursday, May 22, 2014

Shirt

Hugo's turn on the 'rota.
He fancied a nice white shirt.
 We both lurved the Aime Comme Marie 'Mister' shirt
Slight problem.... its completely printed in French!
But with the help of Bing Translator I got the gist of it.
And I have made a few dozen shirts in my time.
Hugo's measurements put him a medium but I could have sized back to a small possibly in this cloth.
I used a super stretchy but deliciously crisp poplin.
I have cut another in a cotton broadcloth, I will let you know how it goes.
The shirt is a fitted style with a separate collar/collar stand.
And, Oh that collar!
Its perfect!
My favourite detail?
The sleeve placket, I adore a two piece sleeve placket.
So snappy.
MOP buttons, but of course!
Taken from the website 


The Nitty-Gritty Kitty.

Stunning sew, very enjoyable.
The instructions are all in French but there are good step by step diagrams.
The seam allowance is NOT added, I used 1 cm and 3 cm for the hem, as advised-I think ;)
Definitely not a sew for a beginner but fine for a intermediate.
Take your time pressing whilst constructing.
I did interface the sleeve placket pieces, I am not sure if that was in the instructions, I just like to.

It looks AMAZING on Hugo, definitely bespoke looking.

I shall have to pin him down for some picces.

24 comments:

  1. My gosh this is just perfect. Who doesn't love a nice, crisp white shirt? That collar is fantastic.

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    1. I have been searching for THE perfect collar on a mans shirt. I think we have found it.
      Thank you Britters.
      xx N

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  2. Oh my goodness, it's like something Sherlock would wear ... drool ... don't mind me ...

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  3. It is a bit ins't it Inder.
    I do love me some 'Cumberbum' ........
    xx N

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  4. Wow! That's some serious sewing :)
    There are so many wonderful details: the collar (stunning) and the sleeve placket, and you got the right fabric for it (crispy white poplin - delicious). Can't wait to see the cotton broadcloth version next :)

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    1. Thank you Ana Sofia.
      Sewing for a teenage boy is definitely a little more 'hardcore'. It has to be just right or it will not be worn.
      I am not as struck on the broadcloth version, its a bit coarse, but Hugo is very enthusiastic about it.
      xx N

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  5. I am drooling over this sharp shirt! The collar and sleeve button placket are perfect! Jacob is getting ready to grow out of the Oliver + S patterns so this is now on my wish list for him! I wonder if this would fit my hubby??

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    1. Thank you Sharon, Hugo does quite a bit of waiter type work for social clubs so he does need a white short.
      We were both happy to find such a nice one.
      I think this could be great for your boys but my Hubby is a 44' chest and it won't fit him.
      xx N

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  6. Ooh really nice. And the MOP buttons - the perfect finish!

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    1. Thank you Jane, its nice to sew for our boys!
      xx N

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  7. Very impressive sewing. Congratulations

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    1. Thank you Shelley, you are kind!
      xx N

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  8. Awesome shirt! It looks very sharp. That collar is so perfect too!

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  9. Thank you Kristine, I have sought near and far for the 'right' collar, pointy but not too 70's, narrow but not too 80's and so on.
    I think we have found it.
    xx N

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  10. Beautiful work Nicole. You're a star!

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  11. This looks amazing! It has some beautiful details.

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    1. It is such a nice shirt, I thoroughly recommend it!
      Thank you Katy.
      xx N

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  12. Nothing beats a good crisp white shirt!

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  13. Wow, very sharp! So, your son has a penchant for French patterns, too (:

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  14. Thank you Joy.
    With the extremely fashion conscious Twins, I don't think the poor chap gets a chance NOT to dress nicely
    xx N

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