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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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