Japanese cotton shirt

The Stashbuster Sewalong theme for February is “love” – creating things for those we love, so I’ve been making my menfolk shirts. I already made the chevron shirt for Mark, and now I’ve made this shirt for Tom from the loveliest Japanese cotton in a tiny, little, check that I originally bought for Mark (oops!). This fabric is supersoft and feels like silk.


Not a lot else to say about this shirt really. The pattern is my old friend Kwik Sew 3422 which I have modified to fit Tom fairly well. I started out trying to match those tiny checks, gave up, and found they all matched up perfectly by themselves. Yay!


The buttons cost $1 in the Red Cross shop, and they are perfect for this shirt. I wanted to put a heavier interfacing in the collar, but my sons like light interfacing – go figure!


And a last photo showing it under his suit jacket


He’s put in an order for a matching pocket square. Grrr, all that folding and ironing, but I’m getting better at that!

The details:

Pattern is Kwik Sew 3422

Fabric is Japanese cotton fine check from Potters Textiles

Setting is my scruffy garden!


4 thoughts on “Japanese cotton shirt

  1. Shirt is wonderful. Great colou,r cut an fabric.Re the preference for light interfacing…Why is that men are incapable of suffering for fashion the way we do? Tch.

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