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Asymmetrical Henley and Contrast Facing Placket Tutorial

I think I'm finally coming to know my own personal style, and this asymmetrical henley fits my style perfectly. I had a really hard time deciding on which color of rib knit to use. I had a matching green and a purplish-blue. Luckily, I had a good response when I asked on facebook. I finally decided that even though I liked the matching green rib knit, I realized I'm a colors person. I love a pop of color!
I love the stripes, I love the fit, I love the pop of color, I love the asymmetrical henley. I really, really just love this shirt!
Shirt (partly finished)
Contrast Fabric
Rib Knit Neckline
Sewing supplies*

1. The size of the contrast fabric should be 4" wide by height + 1". Interface one side.
2. Place the right side of the contrast to the right side of the shirt at center front (or off to the side for asymmetry.) Draw a line on the contrast down the center the height that you want. Sew down one side of the line, pivot at the bottom, and sew up the other side.
2. Cut down the center to the point.
3. Flip the contrast fabric around to the inside of the shirt.
4. Decide which side you want the placket to open. Fold the front side of the placket under. The back side of the placket will have a 1" fold. Mark folds.
5. With right sides together, sew the ends of your neckline together. Turn right side out.
6. Pin the neckline to the shirt. Line up the neckline edge with the fold line. Fold the other part of the  facing over the neckline. 
7. Sew on neckline.
8. Turn placket right side out. Sew all layers together 1" from each fold and sew across the bottom.
 9. Trim the contrast fabric.
10. Attach buttons or snaps making sure the placket lines up perfectly.
Thanks so much for everyone's input!


  1. That turned out so cute! And it looks like a statement necklace, which is awesome with little kids who don't leave such things alone.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. That looks great! You are very talented. You are looking great as well...I love your hair!

  3. I love the blue/green contrast. Your hair is getting long!

  4. Girl your hair is looking so fabulous! And I love this idea. I've missed following your crafty adventures!

  5. I love it! It's not the combination I would have thought of but i think it's fantastic.

  6. The blue and green look great on you. Fun shirt!

  7. Ooh, I'm so glad I found my way here...love this, too! You are a talented lady :)


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