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A Classic Tiki Shirt

July 22, 2013

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. Β It made for a fast, fun project and I’ve already purchased more fabric to make another.

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  1. 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 πŸ˜›

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

  2. Thanks for all the compliments! The pattern was really very easy, so we have no excuses there. πŸ˜‰

    My husband is now requesting that I make him a vintage waistcoat. πŸ™‚

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