Sometimes you just need a statement piece. Mood’s African prints have always been a personal favorite; they’re bold, colorful, and do wonders when you’re trying to step up an otherwise simple garment. This printed button up shirt brought a classic staple to a more contemporary playing field, and I love the result.
Fabrics & materials used:
- 2 yards Tawny Olive and Red Orange Waxed Cotton African Print with Gold Metallic Glitter
- 1/2 yard Rag & Bone Blue Graphite Mercerized Waxed Cotton Shirting
- Dritz Heavy Duty Snaps
- 1/2 yard White Water Jet Loom Fusible Interfacing
- 6 Italian Navy 4-Hole Plastic Button
- Simplicity Men’s Shirt Pattern 1544
For the most part, I followed Simplicity 1544 for this shirt. Just a few alterations were made:
- Added a pocket detail (seen above), with a matching snap
- Shortened sleeves
- Added navy rectangular cuff to sleeves
Waxed cotton is my favorite secret weapon when making a button up shirt. It stays structured and crisp almost entirely on its own, leaving the finished garment looking clean and tailored. I’m in love with this print and can’t to make more with it!
Have you made anything with one of Mood’s African prints? Tell me about it!