An Introduction and Butterick 4712

Hello all!  I’m Amy, and I blog about my adventures in sewing over at Sew Well.  I’m new to We Sew Retro, and I am excited to be here.  I’m also relatively new to sewing; I’ve only had a sewing machine for two years now, and it’s only been in the past year that I’ve gotten into garment sewing.  I recently inherited a large number of vintage patterns, and in searching the internet for information about the patterns, I found this site.  What a wealth of information!  I can’t wait to join in.

In 2011 I made two garments from vintage patterns and started a third.  The first was the 1970s men’s shirt pattern Butterick 4712 during the Male Pattern Boldness Men’s Shirt Sew-Along.

I used a natural linen for the body of the shirt, a fun silk for accents under the collar and such, and the backs of coconut buttons, all from  Here is the finished shirt on my husband:

You can read more about it here. And, I’ll be back with my other completed vintage pattern make in just a little bit.

• Meet the Author • ahearta

Amy slowly eased her way into sewing in 2010. In 2011 her hobby truly blossomed, including her first foray into vintage patterns. She can also be found writing on her own blog, Sew Well.

5 comments… add one

  • Hello Amy! Glad you’ve joined us 😀 Love the little extra special touches on this shirt – the contrast facings are awesome. If you hadn’t mentioned it, I would have assumed you’d been sewing for years. Great stuff!

  • LOVE this shirt and your fabric choices, plus very cute hubby!

  • love the linen- looks great! nice to see a 70’s pattern.

  • Thanks you guys!

  • that collar is fantastic


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