Sew Inspired: Vintage Western Wear

June 30, 2014

I just got a new pattern in the mail (the 1940s Rodeo Gal), so this week I’m gathering inspiration to recreate a vintage inspired western shirt. I’m drawn to the contrasting fabrics and yoke details, as well as the saddle stitching and pearl snaps. There’s a wide range of western styles to draw inspiration from including the more elaborate, rodeo-ready looks all the way down to the plain ol’ cotton chambray shirt varieties.






I’m conflicted because I love the look of the bold contrasting colors and prints with the piping and yoke embroidery, but I also really love the look of a classic, plain chambray western shirt too. Well I think the only logical thing to do is make multiple versions of western shirts in both the festive rodeo prints as well as the plain fabrics. Am I right? I mean, a girl can’t possibly have just one western shirt! Especially when you live in a sleepy country town like I do 😉

Have you ever sewn a western inspired shirt before? I wanna know all about it!