1980’s Shirt



If I remember rightly this is the only thing I have made Simon and he has worn, there was an ill-fated crochet jumper, that not only would it have boiled him alive had he been able to get it on, it bore a large resemblance to chain mail. Very thick, very heavy chain mail in wool form.

Simon plays guitar in a eighties cover band they did a Hawaiian themed party night, for which they were going to wear Hawaiian shirts and shorts/jeans of their choice, I offered to make Simon a shirt, I bought an authentic Eighties shirt pattern and suitable fabric (Alexander Henry, Mahalo Girls)

The pattern repeat was quite wide but I wanted to make sure that the pattern matching across the front was spot on, which is where I made my first mistake, the facings were part of the front pattern piece and because the repeat was so wide I needed to cut the facing separately, some how I calculated the seam allowance the wrong side of where I wanted it which is why one side finished off looking like this.


It was very easy to put together once I had sorted out my pattern matching, it was the first thing I had put together where you put the sleeves in flat then stitch up the side seams and underarm seam.

Simon is very pleased with is and says it is very comfortable, I did say if I made it again I would put the first button further up, but watching an episode of The Goldburgs last night I see the button is exactly in the right place


Posted on 13/08/2015, in 1980, Shirt, vintage and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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