On this blog I’m going to be sharing all the fun and inspiration that goes into making Dandy & Rose shirts – patterns, lovely Liberty of London fabrics, design ideas.
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August 7, 2013 at 8:04 pm
Your work is lovely! I would enjoy seeing a tutorial on how to make long western shaped cuffs. I am making a shirt for a western style wedding.
August 7, 2013 at 10:01 pm
Thank you Judy!
Do you have a pattern for your shirt? My suggestion would be to look for a vintage pattern with the type of cuff you need – often they appear on 1940s and 1950s patterns – I think maybe people were more ambitious in those days! That’s how I have learned some of these skills – just by following pattern instructions, then practising a lot! A lot of 70s patterns have a pointed cuff that is a lot easier than the traditional ‘shotgun’ cuff and looks impressive. Vogue 8973 is a favourite of mine and it also has a smile pocket.
There are loads of vintage patterns on etsy, or try
Penny, who runs this site always has lots of Jean Hardy patterns.
Good luck! Enjoy the wedding!