Tiffany flip shirt

Tiffany flip, how could I resist linen called Tiffany flip

How could anyone? This linen is from Tessuti and has been in my stash for a while. So yay! stashbusting!

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This shirt is based on the Grainline Archer with:

  • no pockets
  • princess seams
  • a taller sleeve head
  • collar using Andrea and Tasia’s tutorials (links in my previous button -up shirt post)
  • sleeve plackets from the Colette Negroni shirt
  • flat felled and French seams.

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Liberty sneakers!

On the inside yoke I used a small piece of Liberty left over from some baby clothes.

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Glass buttons are from Buttons, butttons, buttons at the Rocks in Sydney.

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I was considering these Cath Kidston buttons but decided they might be a bit twee. What do you think?


On my quest for the perfectly fitting shirt,

next time I’ll :

  • improve the making of the sleeve plackets (eek sleeve plackets! these fine as long as you don’t look too closely).
  • move the front princess seams further to the sides.
  • not take the sides in as much as I did and avoid the slight gape
  • use the back princess seams rather than the side seams for more shaping.

Anyone else on the quest for the perfect fit shirt?

Happy sewing.

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13 thoughts on “Tiffany flip shirt

  1. I had the perfect then I lost weight and have to redo my pattern. A very 21st century problem but a pain. Love your skirt and Tessuti is unbeatable for quality linen.


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