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Relaxed Chic

Angelie Martin-Spencer and Arlene Martin

Saturday, September 15, 2012    

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What do you wear when you're not part of a corporate culture but want to maintain a professional edge? We take a look this week at a few of those laid-back looks:

Steps: Shirt

Shirt silhouettes often change, and at times you want a classic look but either have a hard time finding the right colour or can't find one absent of design details. It's never a bad idea to get shirts tailored for you, or to make them yourself.

1. Cut

a. front (2) and back of blouse

b. sleeves (2)

c. collar stand (2)

d. collar (2)

2. attach lightweight fusible interfacing to:

a. only one side of collar and collar stand

b. button stand - which is the 1" edge of the centre front edge of blouse front pieces

3. Join

a. front to back at the shoulders and sides

b. sleeves to bodice

c. collar stand to collar (2 pieces)

d. collar sections together along top and sides only

e. collar to shirt bodice - attaching non-fused side to right-side of the blouse neckline.

4. Fold over edge of the other side of the collar and attach to the wrong-side of the blouse neckline

5. Finish seam edges.

6. Hem.

Make up: Angelie Martin-Spencer

Photos: Marc Evans

Model: Fiona Davis

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