Seersucker Sheer

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This shirt is all about the fabric. It’s a seersucker that alternates opaque and sheer stripes! How amazing is that? I used a very simple camp shirt pattern so the fabric could really shine.

The pattern came from a Japanese shirtmaking book by Ryuichiro Shimazaki that I bought a while back. Initially, I was thinking I would use it to make shirts for my husband, but the size range did not work for him. I was a little bummed, as I really wanted to put the book through its paces. Then it suddenly dawned on me that I could use the patterns to make shirts for ME! I traced the smallest size, added a bust dart, and I was in business.

I bought the fabric at London Textiles in Cherry Hill NJ, which is where I buy most of my fabrics.

This shirt just might save a cute bustier that I made several months ago and immediately became a “What Was I Thinking?” project. It’s totally adorable. It fits well, and it’s made with a lovely silk brocade. However, it’s so not my style that it’s been languishing, unworn, in the top of my closet. Perhaps I can wear it under this shirt.

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back view

back view


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bustier that I made last summer

bustier that I made last summer


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shirt with bustier under

shirt with bustier under


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close up of fabric, with black and white underlays

close up of fabric, with black and white underlays


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Here I am trying on the shirt-plus-bustier combo.  It's hard to photograph layered clothing.

Here I am trying on the shirt-plus-bustier combo. It’s hard to photograph layered clothing.


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Book that I got the pattern from.  I don't know the title.

Book that I got the pattern from. I don’t know the title.

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7 Comments

  1. akismet-21b053fec805c8711a1f608da8cdd26a
    Posted March 15, 2013 at 1:44 am | Permalink | Reply

    Wow, I just adore this fabric. LOVE. IT. Perfect pattern match for the fabric. Love the top and the bustier. They are great together too.

    Your hair is getting so long. I love it.

    Elizabeth
    http://www.sewnblog.com

  2. kehau
    Posted March 15, 2013 at 2:52 am | Permalink | Reply

    the title is Book of Men’s Shirts. your shirt/bustier look great!

  3. Posted March 15, 2013 at 7:12 am | Permalink | Reply

    Beautiful shirt- it looks soft and cool

  4. Posted March 15, 2013 at 1:59 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I adore the fabric. I need to make a trip to Cherry Hill. Are they only open on weekdays?
    I can see why you didn’t wear the bustier but under a sheer shirt it’s a nice mix.

    • Posted March 15, 2013 at 2:55 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Yup, weekdays during normal business hours, so not very convenient. It’s really a warehouse not a retail store, so they don’t keep retail hours. I’ll be going there over the summer, probably the first week in August. I’ll let you know when.

  5. Posted March 22, 2013 at 8:55 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Love those two layers together! The bustier was busting out (heh) all over the runways, so you are ahead of the curve as usual.

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