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Project Description

Summer vacation has finally arrived! What is a better way to prepare for the weather than to make a Hawaiian inspired men's button up shirt?

In this tutorial, we will walk you through making the perfect Hawaiian inspired men's shirt that will keep you looking and feeling cool this summer.

Supplies

Here's what you will need!

Simplicity 8180

MALE BUTTON UP SHIRT


STEPS: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

STEP 1 Cutting

After cutting out Simplicity 8180, we’re going to lay piece 3 on the fold of the fabric-this will be the back of the button up shirt. Right next to it pin and cut piece 1, which will be the front of the shirt

STEP 2 Collar and Front Facing

The last pieces that are going to be cut on the fabric are the collar, front facing, and the sleeves. Each of these pieces we are going to cut two each.

STEP 3 Cut Interfacing

Now to apply the interfacing to the collar. As shown in the photo, we’re going to cut one piece of the interfacing and apply it to the wrong side of the collar.

STEP 4 Attaching the Interfacing

After ironing the interfacing we’re going to apply the 2nd piece of the collar and sew the edges. In the photo, I sergerd the edges but you can sew at ⅝” of the inch around the collar. Make sure you leave the bottom of the collar open.

STEP 5 Sewing The Collar

Once done sewing the edges, flip the collar to the right side.

STEP 6 Repeat 3 & 4

After ironing the interfacing we’re going to apply the 2nd piece of the collar and sew the edges. In the photo, I sergerd the edges but you can sew at ⅝” of the inch around the collar. Make sure you leave the bottom of the collar open.

STEP 7 Sewing Side Seams

Onto the bodice of the button up. We’re going to sew at ⅝” across the side seams of the garment.

STEP 8 Attach Front Facing & Sew Shoulders

We’re now going to apply the front facing onto the main garment as shown in the photo. Make sure that your sergered/sewed ⅝” the rough edges of the front facing. I marked in red where sew ⅝” when attaching the front facing to the main bodice. After attaching the front facing, turn the front facing inside out. Then sew the shoulders together.

STEP 9 Checkpoint

This is a mini checkpoint of what your garment should look like by now. The next step will be sewing at ¼” of an inch collar onto the garment. If you followed the darts that were on the pattern, connect the darts from the collar to the bodice

STEP 10 Checkponit 2

The top of the garment will look like this after you sew the collar on

STEP 11 Hem the Sleeves

Next on the list are the sleeves! Right away, we’re going to hem the bottom of the sleeves at ¼” of an inch. The bottom sleeves shows what the garment looked like hemmed while the top sleeve is untouched.

STEP 12 Fold & Sew the Sleeves

After hemming the bottom of the sleeves, we’re going to fold each sleeve in half, like shown in the picture. Sew at ⅝” of an inch.

STEP 13 Attaching The Sleeves To Bodice

After step 12, we’re going to sew the sleeve onto the bodice. Pin the sleeve all around the sleeve hole of the garment and sew at ⅝”.

STEP 14 Checkpoint

This is another checkpoint of what your garment should look like with everything pieced together.

STEP 15 Adding The Buttons

The final part is adding the buttons and button hole! Use the buttonhole template that the pattern comes with to mark where the buttons are going to be placed and the buttonhole.

I marked where the chalk and button hole should be seen as a template on the right photo. After applying the buttonholes and the buttons, your summer button up is complete!

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