A Classic Tiki Shirt

After some uncomfortably warm temperatures and my poor fella only having one decent cool-weather shirt, I decided to try something new and sew a men’s shirt.

I used a contemporary pattern with a classic, ageless style (Vogue 8800) and picked a blue and brown tiki print cotton fabric. I thought the combination evoked a very retro feel.

The pattern worked up quickly and incorporated some nice techniques like flat-felled seaming.  It made for a fast, fun project and I’ve already purchased more fabric to make another.

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• Meet the Author • Lily


I am wife, mother, and vintage aficionado. I enjoy sewing clothing for myself and my family. I also knit and crochet from time to time. I am still struggling to find a balance between all my hobbies, as there is only so much time in a day.


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5 comments… add one

  • This is a great shirt for your mister!

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  • What an awesome shirt! Thanks for giving me the idea to make one for my husband!

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  • Nice! I need to bite the bullet and tackle some men’s shirts for my uber skinny brothers sometime soon.

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  • How I long to sew my man an entire wardrobe of vintage-inspired attire! You’ve inspired me, as well, to at least pitch him the idea :P

    Great work on the shirt, ohthatlily! I especially love the retro-feeling print :) I look forward to seeing more of your work.

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  • Thanks for all the compliments! The pattern was really very easy, so we have no excuses there. ;)

    My husband is now requesting that I make him a vintage waistcoat. :)

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