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Altered Tuxedo Shirts

on Apr 18, 2013 in Blog, commission, sewing | 1 comment


That would be four (4) of the finished tuxedo shirts for a client in Illinois.  The 4 are only a fraction of the 11 total shirts for this project.  Turns out, it is going to be a big, wild, fun wedding.

Here’s what happens, if you don’t already know- The gentlemen are wearing suits/tuxedos/military service dress/mess dress.  The cuffs and collar and front of the shirt are all white and traditional looking.  Once the party is in full swing and the jackets come off- a total personality is revealed.  If the collection of cotton fabrics is any indication- this should be a blast!  I should have photos of the men after the big event.


What I do is receive a shirt and 2 to 1 2/3yards of fabric in the mail.  I take the shirt apart and use the actual sleeve and back as the pattern pieces to cut out fun novelty prints.  Then I just build the shirt back.   Then I …

Top Stitch

Top Stitch

Add a rolled hem

Add a rolled hem


Fix the placket and cuffs

The magic wand gets waved.  Fairy dust fills the air.  Angels sing and then- bammo-



Tuxedo Shirts for everyone!  You get a tuxedo shirt and you get a tuxedo shirt.  (Say that in your best Oprah voice!)  hahahahah.  These babies are ready to hit the mail on Friday!  I hope the wedding is a blast.


Thanks for letting me be a part of it!


    1 Comment

  1. Sounds like it will be super fun! What a great way to customize an otherwise standard, it’s-going-back-to-the-rental-shop tuxedo!


    April 18, 2013

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