I’ve finished the western shirt, or ‘Frontier Shirt’ as the Folkwear pattern labels it. It’s all in Tia Knight stretch cotton poplin, same fabric for the contrast piping leftover from the wife’s shirt. It’s quite straight up and down, as am I so that’s OK. The sleeves are good and long, I hate skimpy sleeves. The collar sits well, and it’s a well drafted, well behaved pattern.
Medium size poppers on the front fastening, smaller size on the cuffs.
Plain snaps, nothing fancy cos I couldn’t wait to get to the markets or order online, so used what I’ve got.
I like it, the wife likes it. In fact she wants one too. [Not mitchee matchee, we’re not that way inclined!] I’ve already decided that if I can get the placement right, this will be great for the stretch sateen red roses. Yeehaw!
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That is a great fitting shirt and I love the cowboy piping. I was looking earlier today for pearl snaps which I saw on someone’s shift dress and I really fancied them for a shift dress I plan to make. When you said you couldn’t wait to get the fancy ones, where would you get them from? I could only see them on Etsy and they all came from Hong Kong or the U.S. Do you buy them in the UK?
Thanks! I didn’t do any fitting, this was straight up size 16. You probably just need to cgange search terms, US habby has all sorts of different names to here. I found these http://www.abakhan.co.uk/haberdashery/fastenings/poppas-eyelets/fashion-snaps-starter-pack-pearl-11mm.html
l have got a very bad case of shirt envy. Your a collar is super neat, what is your secret, please share. I only ever make mandarin collars. Poppers look fab. Did you use kam snaps?
Thanks! The collar just comes with practice rally, stitch slowly, trim well, and press patiently. I also draw on the stitching lines in pencil so that I don’t meander! The snaps are just some random unbranded ones I got from ebay yonks ago, cheap and cheerful as ever! They don’t fit my little plastic doodah gizmo, so I had to fiddle a bit, but only 2 duds this time lol
Never mind the missus, I want one too! Fantastic!
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I’ve just ironed 2 lengths of fabric to make myself some more…
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