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|Reviewed by:||Maree P|| |
|Posted on:||10/27/12 7:22 PM |
|Last Updated:||10/5/14 3:32 AM|
|Pattern Photo: || BurdaStyle Magazine Pattern Info|
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|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
|Review Rating:|| Helpful by 1 people Very Helpful by 7 people |
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|Fabric:||Shirting - Cotton [See other projects in this fabric]|
|This review is an update from my first review of this pattern, Version 1 (see below), in which I erronously traced and used the wrong collar. |
Casual shirt blouse.
This is a shirt with bust darts, collar with stand, fold back front facing and a yoke.
The pattern is available in sizes 38-42; I regraded the pattern to a 36.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions are very limited.
For Version 1 and 2, I used David Coffin's book for placket template and construction; and Off the Cuff Style's excellent tutorials for collar and stand construction.
The pale blue shirt, Version 3, I made following tutorials on a series I bought on custom shirt making (I will review Mike Maldonado series soon) - it gave great results.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
This is a classic style. Fitted but with just the right amount of wearing ease. I love wearing this shirt; it is so comfortable.
1. Version 1- striped cotton from Spotlight. Please note this collar is the not the correct draft for this shirt - I traced the wrong one.
2. Version 2- Blue (which has a fine white check not clearly visible in the photos) Italian shirting from Gardams, Brisbane.
3. Version 3- Pale blue shirting cotton from Fabric Collection, Brisbane.
Interfacing Pro-Woven Shirt Crisp fusible - excellent interfacing. The darker blue shirt has been washed innumerable times and this interfacing has maintained its integrity.
Thread Mettler Poly Sheen - this lovely silky look thread gives a fine stitch.
Schmetz 60 needle.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I am super happy with the fitting of the pale blue shirt:
1. I used David Coffin's template for the placket. After using happily using David Coffins placket instructions for years I used Maldonado's instructions on the pale blue shirt- these also give a great placket.
2. I lengthened the sleeves by 4 cm and the torso by 4 cm.
3. I sewed felled seams on the sides and sleeves.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I think this is my favourite shirt pattern for a classic semi-fitted shirt.
This is a great pattern, with an excellent draft for a classic shirt. I have no hesitation in recommending this pattern.
My newest version, the pale blue one is my favourite shirt - I wear it often with trousers from Burda 7447.
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