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Tuxedo Shirts

on Mar 3, 2012 in Blog, fashion, sewing | 5 comments

I finished up a commissioned sewing job- ALTERED TUXEDO SHIRTS. It is a really fun, quirky fashion item. If you sew, basically, you take the shirt back and sleeves off the original garment and use those as the pattern pieces for wild bright fabric. Then sew the new wild back and sleeves back into the shirt. Easy-peasey, right? (Though it does take a small bit of time, to get everything re-lined up, pressed and tidy.)

This is the fabric, supplied by the client. Looks like they are attending a FUN party. The one fabric was a super shimmery floral and the other was a more gauze-y floral.

The shirts are already on their way to their destination. I hope they are a big hit.


  1. Funky. Fun.

    NancyB in Az

    March 3, 2012

  2. I love it! I want one for myself. Ahhh a new quest for the thrift store shopping – a tuxedo shirt. You have the best ideas.

    Shirley Beaupre

    March 3, 2012

  3. Those are too much fun….I love them. You did a nice job too…I imagine that was not that easy to do and make them look so nice.


    Kelly Jackson

    March 3, 2012

  4. Who could tell me where I can get a tux shirt like this….Needed for a Caribbean wedding in 3 weeks.

    Please email me at:


    October 18, 2012

  5. I am seeking to but tuxedo shirts, with front and coloured sleeves and back, as in your photo. Can you make a shirt to order ?


    November 1, 2014

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