This is my second attempt at Butterick 5007. There is no date on the pattern so I am presuming late 70s / early 80s.
I couldn't resist adding a couple of new features to this one. I underlined the collar, the collar stand and the under flaps of the pockets in a plain red cotton...
... and I added some bias trim to the curved shirt hem. Mostly because Mr. Ooobop! wanted to preserve the length. It was an obvious solution but I think it makes for a lovely finish too, highlighting the shirt-tails!
I am really happy with the fit on this one.
Mr Oobop! got a fair few comments when he turned up at his last gig.
The finishing on this shirt – all the topstitching and flat felled seams – was the time consuming bit. but imagine how long it took me to match that rose on the shoulder?! (wink, wink, nudge, nudge ;-) )
Special thanks to George, Tom and Cat of The Redfordsfor the fabulous photography.
Also posted in a little more detail over at ooobop!