Hello fellow seamstresses !!
I post here to show you my first 40s-50s western project : a honky tonk shirt !
I don’t know if some of you like this style, but personaly I am completely crazy about it !
Trying to get some class like those country singers had
(such as the great Charline Arthur in the picture below)
I used a recent pattern, not vintage, but inspired by this era. (The magazine is the french BURDA , july 2010).
I changed it a bit : I drafted “pistol” western cuff instead of the straight ones proposed, and removed a part of the front, to keep just one piece of yoke. And I hand embroided it, yes ma’am I took patiently the time to do it ! haha
I used burgundy gabardine, and beige plain cotton (I won’t again, I don’t know why I did it, I forgot my previous mistakes : wrinkles, everywhere, only on he beige parts, always …)
And yes, I am planning on making the pants matching the shirt, of course 🙂
Here is a front view of the shirt.
It is not perfect but I am really happy with it and wear it a lot ! I can’t wait to make me others !
Oh ! By the way, I need your precious help : if some of you know a website where I could buy good quality light rayon gabardine (any colour, plain would be better) it would be so great ! (And I know many of you here are some serious fabric experts 😉 )
Thanks for reading !
Here’s he link to th post on my blog : https://wildchildsophie.wordpress.com/