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Reviewed by:Tina Rathbone
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Posted on:9/21/02 2:12 AM
Last Updated:9/21/02 8:23 PM


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kathi s said...
Absolutely love that shirt! I might be able to get my DH into it after a good dinner, a lot of wine and a backrub~ hmmm.
3/13/04 10:13 AM
said...
Wow, Terry, what a great idea. I have lots of French ribbon: it look's like I'll have to make one for me! Oooh, silk charmuese is calling to me! :)
10/28/02 4:58 PM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
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Folkwear ought to pay you for this photo for advertising - would sell the pattern to me (if I didn't already own it!) Everything topnotch. Incidentally, I made this shirt (in the early 1980s) for a friend who wanted it to look "Russian" - so I put some "Russian" looking braid on the neckband and the opening placket. The braid was a bit narrow - so I sewed 2 strips side by side for the placket, single width for the neckband - it gave the shirt a very ethnic look - my friend wore it in a Bartok recital (he was choir master) and it looked great. Just an idea = Fokwear can be very versatile with simple additions or subtractions
10/28/02 4:45 PM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
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The picture of her husband makes the shirt look nicer than the folkwear web site.
9/30/02 1:36 AM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
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now where do we get a pattern for the husband inside the shirt?...what a hunk!!
9/26/02 1:07 AM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
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Just beautiful! BTW, how about a sewing retreat at your house? :-)
9/23/02 7:17 PM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
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Thanks for all the great comments, everyone. The next version may be a silk tweed or ?? :)
9/23/02 3:55 PM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
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Just goes to show that this pattern works for a variety of sizes and body types. Made two for my sons' performance of Fiddler on the Roof 3 years ago. I also used a heavier fabric and it worked well - a bit tricky on the narrow binding, but not impossible. For men with any sort of a paunch, or for women with medium to large bust measurement, be sure to allow extra length for evening up the hem in front - "it rides up with wear".
9/22/02 11:18 PM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
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good photos showing details and good review-glad you deservidly feel good about project
9/22/02 7:53 PM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
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Tina, well done!! That came out beautifully. I have made lots of Folkwear patterns, and my husband loves band-collar shirts. Time to get this one. He's not quite as ideally shaped as your husband, but I suppose will still look good... :-)
9/22/02 7:09 PM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
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What a beautifully made shirt and what a handsome model. (from his mother)
9/22/02 2:17 PM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
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Tina - great job! I can tell from your husband's smile that he loves his shirt. I agree with Mini's comments - this style looks totally modern again.
9/22/02 1:08 PM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
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That looks wonderful. I have made a similar Folkwear style, the Missouri Boatman's Shirt. The underarm gusset makes it super comfortable. Men look so good in this old fashioned type of shirt-I wonder why it ever went out of style?
9/22/02 11:46 AM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
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Great looking shirt, on a great-looking guy! Nice work on both, Tina.
9/22/02 2:40 AM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
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Tina, Not only does the garment itself look great, it is a totally becoming style on the gentleman in the pix. And my DH is slim... wonder if I can persuade him (midwestern conservative) to wear such? REALLY LOOKS GREAT!
9/22/02 2:37 AM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
said...
Tina, the shirt looks REALLY GOOD!
9/21/02 10:14 PM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
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That twill really did work well. I like it unironed too. I think it looks better than the picture they have on the pattern site!
9/21/02 8:40 PM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
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I'll post a picture tomorrow when the 'model' is ready. :) It's amazing how well the heavy twill adapted to a shirting-weight pattern.
9/21/02 4:13 AM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
said...
This is an interesting pattern to make. I made it a couple of times for my son when he was in college.
9/21/02 4:07 AM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
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pretty cool Tina! I like this pattern.
9/21/02 3:10 AM Click here if you wish to edit your comment
 
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