|Pattern Description: |
Straight from the pattern: For men that like a classic, slightly retro shirt with a more modern cut, this shirt pattern is just the thing. The instructions will guide you gently through every step of creating a well-crafted casual shirt: felled seams, a lined back yoke, and sleeve plackets on the long sleeve version. Subtle details include a convertible collar (also known as a "camp collar") and midcentury style collar loop detail.
This shirt can be made in a variety of fabrics, such as crisp shirting, warm flannel for winter, or cool rayon for summer. Check out the pattern info for more details and suggested fabrics.
Version 1 has long sleeves finished with a placket and cuff. Version 2 has short sleeves.
I made version 1.
S / M / L / XL / XXL. I cut an M.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yep, especially since we also used a plaid - in our case a lovely summer weight cotton gingham.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Instructions were wonderful and detailed and I love the booklet arrangement - easier to move around between sewing table, floor or ironing board. I got a little confused from time to time, but this was my first time sewing a shirt so represented my own idiocy and not a problem with the directions.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Great modern fit, with awesome instructions and additional suggestions/templates for alternate pockets or for creating interest.
Navy and white, lightweight cotton gingham
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Cut and sewed a straight M, but shortened the sleeve length by half an inch and the hem by a scant quarter inch - my hubby is pretty fussy!
I used a plain navy cotton poplin for the inside cuff to add interest/contrast, but for the single turn back of the cuff to work well I think a stiffer interfacing would be best.
Also cut the pockets and yoke on the bias and I'm pleased with the results.
You can see more photos and a write up on my blog
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I would sew again, but not the long sleeved version. I want an easier and quicker sew, I tend to be an impatient sewer
Great, modern casual men's shirt pattern, with flawless instructions. Great for intermediate sewers or confident advanced beginners.