Vintage western shirt #2

by ooobop on September 3, 2012 · 10 comments

in 1970s,1980s,Mens,Shirts,Vintage Sewing

Flowery vintage western shirt

This is the second time I have made this shirt for Mr Ooobop!, using Butterick 5007. The last one was quite literally a year ago. I added some contrasting detail this time. Under the collar, the inside collar stand, under side of pocket flaps and inside cuffs.

contrast red detail

I also added some bias trim on the hem to retain some length but I love how it has ended up defining the shirt-tails and adding some more popping red!

bound hem

I made a couple of adjustments namely to the chest, shoulders and sleeve length but the most time-consuming thing of all on this shirt was the topstitching and flat felled seams.

Defo worth the effort though! More info over at ooobop!



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sewinghappyplace September 3, 2012 at 6:01 pm

You did a fabulous job on the shirt and he is definitely rocking it!!!


ooobop! September 4, 2012 at 2:38 am

Thank you. Only trouble is… he just wants more! :-l


Patrice September 3, 2012 at 7:32 pm

He looks really really really pleased!!


ooobop! September 4, 2012 at 2:39 am

He was indeed pleased. Which is lucky really!


Evis September 4, 2012 at 2:16 am

Great fabric, great shirt and good looking guy – perfect! :)


ooobop! September 4, 2012 at 2:41 am

Thank you Evis. He will like that! :-)


Rosie O'Grady September 4, 2012 at 3:04 pm

You go girl!


EmSewCrazy September 4, 2012 at 4:10 pm

What a stunning job! Nice to see some amazing man sewing happening! LOVE the piping along the bottom!


Le N'aiguillon September 6, 2012 at 5:24 am

Wouaouh! I like it! And it’s great to have men around who like to wear “funny” clothes!


Dellis September 6, 2012 at 10:11 pm

Definitely “keepers” — the shirt & the man!


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