Blue linen is stitched to a lightweight blue silk backing in diagonal rows on the bias.
The edges of each piece are trimmed.
Trimming up each edge in preparation for cutting.
Invisible chalk is used for marking.
Each large section is cut into smaller geometric pieces.
Using the garment pattern as a template, the pieces are laid upon the pattern for general placement.
Any exposed raw edge is a bias cut piece so that it will have the correct direction of “fray.”
The pieces are then pinned together.
Pinning each overlapping section together in order to stitch together.
Each garment piece is then stitched together along the edges of the raw pieces.
No two raw-pieced textiles are exactly the same!
All the large sections are then washed to give the textile character and fray.
Once washed and dried, each piece is ironed out.
Cutting the final garment pieces out using pattern weights, a clear ruler and marking pencil.
This “Raw-Pieced” garment is our Flag Shirt and is a custom size for a customer.
Buttonholes are marked with pins.
Cutting garment pieces.
Before sewing, the serging is done on the seam edges.
Serging the shoulder seams.
Do measures for the placement of the button backing and sews the garment together.
The shirt has been constructed, now it’s time for finishing: buttons and buttonholes.
Button placements are marked before sewing.
The finished Flag Shirt — ready to be shipped out from our Kansas City workshop.
The Flag Shirt is named for its wide “flag” band running vertically down the front.
That’s a wrap on this shirt…now back to work!