Slacker No More

I met Andrea for lunch and fabric shopping a couple of weeks ago. I don’t think she actually meant to do this, but she made me feel like a slacker for hemming my shirts without putting a little triangle of contrast fabric at the side hem. The problem is, this is the last thing that you do when making a shirt, and it is so tempting to skip it and say that the project is finished. But it is a nice feature, so I took a couple of the shirts I made recently and added it.

Here’s my tie-dye shirt hem:

Here’s my black silk shirt hem:



  1. Marianne
    Posted August 31, 2013 at 6:09 am | Permalink | Reply

    Could you please show the inside of the first hem? Is it a double layer? How did you attach it?
    I live to do it on a shirt I’m making, really nice finish!

    • Posted August 31, 2013 at 3:43 pm | Permalink | Reply

      I’ll see if I can get a photo up at some point. I’m extremely busy lately, so it may be a while before I can manage to get shirt and camera into position.

      I attached it following the diagrams in The Book of Mens Shirts by Ryuichiro Shimazaki. Definitely get this book if you are interested.

  2. Posted August 31, 2013 at 1:17 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Nice detail!I can’t say I’ve ever done that.

  3. Posted September 1, 2013 at 2:40 am | Permalink | Reply

    What an interesting detail ! It looks great! Very creative!

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