How-To: Vintage-Inspired Tab-Front Shirt

Craft & Design Yarncraft

I’m a girl who likes a lot of color. And, in clothing, I’m all but helpless to resist the call of appliques, contrast colors, and fabric insets. That’s why I’m such a fan of this tutorial from Crafty Mamas, which shows you how to update a t-shirt pattern to include contrast fabrics and a faux button plaquette, creating the look of a vintage tab-front shirt. In the tutorial, they make the updates on a specific t-shirt pattern, but you can use the same method to update any shirt with a simple front. Then, if you want to get really fancy, you can even add some colored piping around the contrast fabric to match the buttons!

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Haley Pierson-Cox from Red-Handled Scissors is a maker of crafts, a lover of cats, an avid swearing enthusiast, a cross-stitch book author, and a general purveyor of quirk. She's also sometimes an irritable cartoon named Tiny Cranky Haley.

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