I wanted to use this opportunity to get prepared for Easter and make my boy's new dress shirts for Church. I also wanted to highlight the color pink without making the shirt all pink. I choose to do this by adding pink pipping to the Classic Oxford Button Up Shirt, by Peek-a-Boo Patterns. This is a pattern that I am familiar with and so felt comfortable making adjustments to it. You can purchase the pattern by clicking on the affiliate link in the sidebar or make adjustment to a pattern you already have following the basic guidelines that follow.
Pattern: PABP Classic Oxford Button Up Shirt
Fabric: Illusion Dust in Grey by Art Gallery & JoAnns Basic Solids in Pink
Trim: Pink Pipping
Adding Piping to a Dress Shirt
The first thing that you need to do is make a copy of the Shirt's FRONT pattern piece. To do this you will need a marking pen, paper (I used craft paper), a quilting ruler, scissors, and your pattern piece.
First trace your pattern piece onto the paper leaving at least 2 inches between the edge of the paper and the center line of your pattern piece. Now set trace any additional pattern markings onto your new pattern piece, like the pocket placement. Also you are going to want to mark this as the LEFT FRONT Shirt Piece. We are going to extend the left piece because that it the side that traditionally has the button holes for men's clothing. Then you can set your original pattern piece aside, we will not be using it again. **Please remember that I am using PABP Classic Oxford Button Up Shirt. So- I am basing my measurements off of the directions in this pattern. If you are using a different pattern you will need to figure out your measurements based off of your directions. For example, Amy, has us fold the button placket over 1/4 of an inch first then another 1" . These numbers are the base of my adjustments. If your directions use different widths you will need to adjust my numbers accordingly.
I am going to add the piping to the Left Button Placket so we will be creating a new piece to our pattern. This is how I did it; Using your quilting ruler place it 1/4 of an inch to the right of your center line. Now mark dots at each 'inch' interval from the top of your pattern piece all the way down to the bottom.
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