Vintage Sewing

Simplicity 7181 1975

June 13, 2011

I had to have this pattern when I saw it, I do love a 70’s shirt with a big collar, a yoke and cuffs on the sleeves!

I made the shirt using a thin cotton which required me to do french seams.  It was the first time I’d ever done them and I am really happy with the way they turned out and how neat the shirt looks inside.

The pattern calls for a zip in the back but it’s not necessary for the shirt so I left it out and just did a centre back seam (the back seam is slightly curved so it couldn’t be cut on the fold).  I then cut the back facing and the collar pieces on the fold.

I love this shirt and can’t wait to wear it and to make another one using this pattern!

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  1. Too funny; I made this one back in high school in the 70's. Yellow linen blend and tunic length if I remember correctly

  2. Awesome shirt! I love the color, and I have a special soft spot for these Seventies patterns. They always look so comfortable but stylish at the same time.

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