Shot cotton shirt

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Shot cotton shirt
Sleeve detail

A shirt for my husband, made with Kaffe Fasset shot cotton in the color Persimmon. You might remember that I won the Best Top Judges’ Choice for the Spring Top sewalong last May. One of the many prizes is this 2 yards of Kaffe fasset shot cotton in from Pink Castle Fabrics.

Shot cotton has 2 different colors of threads woven together, creating a special color with certain depth. These pictures don’t do any justice as shot cotton fabric is more beautiful when it moves. The Persimmon color that I chose has orange and red threads woven together.

The pattern is my true and tested Negroni pattern that I’ve used about five times now, this time with double pockets and flap. I added a small detail on the sleeve hem, following a tutorial on this Lichen shot cotton shirt by Carolyn. You might even see that the whole shirt is inspired by Carolyn’s shirt, down to the shot cotton and the pockets (^_^;)

The topstitching is orange red, and the thread used for this shirt is one of the 1o4 Mettler thread spools that I won in Burdastyle’s Holiday Giveaway. They are really a dream to sew with! I’ve used them for various projects and still have lots of unused spools. It will take years to use them all!

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Three red shirts

After the shirt is finished, I just realized that my husband already has two orange red shirts! The other two are store-bought though. Gladly, he still loves this new one, I guess he really likes the color red. My husband told me that he was wrapped in a red blanket when he was taken home from the hospital where he was born, and maybe that is why he likes red. Hmm… I guess so. Anyway, note to myself: do not make more red shirts while these three still last!

Shirt pattern is Negroni from Colette patterns.
Fabric is Persimmon shot cotton from Pink Castle Fabrics.
Tutorial for sleeve hem detail at Handmade by Carolyn.

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  • That shirt is just fabulous; wonderful colour, I love the white buttons, and the sewing details look immaculate. That shot cotton is a dream to work with, isn’t it? And thank you so much for the mention!

    • verypurpleperson

      Thank you for the tutorial, Carolyn!
      And yes, the shot cotton is so wonderful!

  • Jen

    I love this version of the Negroni – the color is gorgeous, too. I, too, love the Kaffe Fasset shot cotton but hadn’t thought of using it for menswear. I’d been putting off making this shirt for my husband but I may have to try one for this summer with some shot cotton. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • What a gorgeous color. Love your husband’s shirt.

  • Leila

    I really enjoy your website. I work full time and would love to have time to make my own clothes. Whatever little time I have I spend it on making outfits for my 5 year old daughter… and I am yet to make something for me or my husband. I get so excited when I see your new projects posted your great website. Keep up the good work.

  • Love the shirt, especially the little details.

  • Beautiful colour! I wouldn’t mind 3 shirts in this colour. Great job on the shirt.

  • It fits home so well! And the fabric is wonderful. Very nice!

  • What a stunning shirt! I don’t think I have ever seen shot cotton in real life! I will definitely have to check some out. My fiancé has just ordered me a tailors dummy in the hope that I will make him a shirt. Pressure or what?! Thank you for sharing your tips. I am sure to return! 🙂

    • verypurpleperson

      A tailors dummy? You cracked me up! 😀
      So I can hope to see a men’s shirt soon in your blog!

  • Giusy

    Beautiful!!! Your husband is a very lucky man, has a chance to have many handmade shirt! Are you used to embroider name’s initials under the pocket of a shirt as Italian sartorialist make for important people? 🙂
    Love that color and you are the best!!
    Xoxo, Giusy from italy

    • verypurpleperson

      Sometimes I make hand-stamped label for my creation, but embroidered initial is such a lovely and personal idea! Thank you!

  • I love Kaffe Fasset’s shot cottons. I made a green shirt from some years ago and it was really lovely. Unfortunately, it didn’t fit all that well and I didn’t get too may chances to wear it. I’d like to purchase some more one of these days.
    Your husband’s shirt is wonderful! I bet he’ll enjoy it.