Wednesday, March 2, 2011

White Shirt

This evening I will choose and sew buttons to the white shirt that's been in progress for a couple weeks.  I cut six basic shirts on Saturday February 12, when it seemed my jacket muslin was a loser.  Accomplishing nothing over a weekend is a buzz-kill, so desperate measures were required.   It's hard to look at a stack of cut shirts and feel self-pity!


Shirt sewing is relaxing, predictable and productive. Having six shirts cut is like pulling something out of the freezer for dinner.  Turn on Netflix and proceed to enjoy the evening!

Pattern is my basic shirt, fabric is a cotton pique from Fabric Mart.  Buttons on the left are from Dongdaemun in Seoul and buttons on the right are from Pam Erny's Fashion Sewing Supply.

Should I make this shirt snazzy with the cute buttons from Korea?  Or go-with-everything white?
*happy sewing*

25 comments:

  1. Cute, snappy black and white buttons, definitely! They are PERFECT for this shirt!

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  2. I think it would depend on how many white shirts you already have. If you have several, go snazzy. Live a little!

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  3. I agree with Julie. I love the look of a totally white, crisp blouse, but if you have those, spice this one up! Those black buttons from Korea are darling.

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  4. That does sound relaxing! I think the buttons depend on what you plan to wear the blouse with and if you think the buttons will look good with that.

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  5. Please make one for me! LOL. I have been trying to muster up the courage/nerve/desire, etc. to sew white shirt. Just one. I "need" it but can't seem to get my head around the idea of making one.
    I agree, the black buttons are beautiful.
    Angela

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  6. Having ANYTHING cut out is awesome, much less 6 shirts at one time! I like white buttons on a white shirt. Although, the black buttons are pretty and would really look awesome with a black skirt or pants.

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  7. I love the white buttons with what looks like black top stitching - they would be very versatile and snazzy.

    I also just had to blow up the picture to check out your collar stand. I always have trouble inserting mine without pulling the bias the wrong way or getting too much of an overlap at the front - it must be one of those things that once you get the hang of it, you can pull them off perfectly but until you do, they usually come out wrong. Darn it.

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  8. My vote--the Korea buttons on the left. they look darling!

    thank you for sharing your sewing experiences!

    Rose in SV

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  9. I vote the white buttons with black outline - interesting but still versatile to wear with everything. Janine

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  10. I vote for the black. If you are going to take the time to sew it you may as well make it unique.

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  11. The snazzy ones from Korea!! They're so pretty..and since you're doing a bunch of white shirts, using fun buttons on one or more shouldn't limit the wearability...

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  12. I like the white ones with the black dashes around them from Korea the best!

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  13. I vote for the white/black plaid looking buttons :)

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  14. I have the hardest time choosing buttons, but if you have 6 shirts to play with then I think you should use the snazzy Korea buttons on this one. I can't say I agree with you that shirtmaking is easy, I must need a lot more practice!

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  15. I love the Korean buttons, but I vote for the tortoise or white ones because I'm a bit more of a classics gal. The shirt looks great so far!

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  16. Oh, I just faced this dilemma and went with brown buttons because I was going for a safari effect. But I really like those black buttons with the white face and little black dashes along the edges!

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  17. The minute I looked at the photo I recognized the ones from Dongdaemun! I was just there today buying buttons and I saw those. They'd look great on your white shirt.

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  18. Definitely the cute buttons! I really don't see myself ever getting to the day where crisp tailored shirts are "relaxing." I bow down.

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  19. Good Grief! If I had 6 shirts cut out looking at me mournfully from the sewing table I would be coming to pieces under the pressure. Each to their own I admit.
    I vote for the Korean buttons. With 6 shirts coming the variety will be enlivening, not restricting your wardrobe options.

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  20. One of each, but I'd do the Korean stitching buttons first ;)

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  21. Oooh, I agree with everyone else, and vote for the white buttons with the black top-stitching around the edge! If you have six white shirts on the go, (and btw, very impressive!) then you can go with fun eye-catching buttons on just a few of them.

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  22. I love your blog! You are very creative and clever with a wonderful sense of style. Bravo!

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