Feeling Shirty

blacksilkshirt-5918
My current mood is causing me to be a bit obsessed with the shirt. This black silk one should be a useful addition to my wardrobe. While I was making it, I pulled out 5 or 6 other fabrics from my closet to make more shirts with. The pattern came from Book of Mens Shirts by Ryuichiro Shimazaki. I traced off the smallest size, and added a bust dart to make it a womens shirt.

The silk is not as firm as a cotton shirting fabric would be, so I made French seams instead of flat felled seams. Other than that, it’s constructed like a regular shirt.

back view

back view

cuff detail

cuff detail

metal button

metal button

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6 Comments

  1. Posted May 12, 2013 at 1:38 am | Permalink | Reply

    You put me to shame…..

    This shirt looks flawless! (So if it’s not, ssshhh!) Wonderful job and great pick on the fabric.

  2. Shams
    Posted May 12, 2013 at 7:36 am | Permalink | Reply

    A beautiful, chic basic!

  3. mrsmole
    Posted May 12, 2013 at 8:53 am | Permalink | Reply

    Lovely drape to the sleeve and prefect plackets…ooo I would love to own one of those! Great job! Did you have any trouble with the fabric or did it behave? Did you use cotton thread and a sharp needle? Any tips for the rest of us?

    • Posted May 12, 2013 at 9:26 am | Permalink | Reply

      The fabric was fine. I did start with a new needle, and used the same cotton thread that I always use. I interfaced the cuffs, collar and placket with silk organza. It did shift a bit when topstitching, so I tried to only topstitch where it really needed it, like the plackets and one row at the base of the collar band.

  4. Posted May 16, 2013 at 7:43 am | Permalink | Reply

    Absolutely beautiful work, as always. I’m a wee bit obsessed with the idea of men’s style shirts in silk at the mo too … I just don’t know if I’m up to the challenge!

  5. lifeaworkinprogress.com
    Posted May 20, 2013 at 1:09 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Absolutely beautiful. Black silk! what luxury – I want one.

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