Monday, February 4, 2013

Wool Work Shirt, with Chin- Strap

I was working on perfecting my shirt pattern a few months ago.  Made about nine size 38 patterns and muslins, but I had to take a break from it and work on other things.  Finally had time to make a finished version for myself a few weekends ago. 

The details are loosely based on military shirts from World War I.  So think 1918-1920, but with a fully buttoned front, instead of the more period correct, pull-over, placket front. 

As typical, some design elements worked and others didn't.  And the wool was a pain to work with, but the fit is great.  It's the most comfortable shirt I've ever made for myself, so I'm pretty happy with that.

Hand-felled seams, single needle everything.  Wool fabric from a vintage shop.