Semi-Fitted shirts have raised neckline, fold-back facings, darts, shaped hemline and narrow hem. A: sleeveless. B and C: two-piece sleeves with seam opening and button cuffs. Pattern Sizing:
8-16 in one envelope and 16-24 in the other. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Not completely. Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions were easy. WARNING: The collar threw me for a loop. In fact I looked and looked for the collar piece in the envelope and then DUH! The collar and front are all one piece. The collar just folds back. Be careful! Watch carefully where you are supposed to sew the shoulder seams. I ended up sewing part of the collar into the shoulder. Oops! What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
This shirt works better as a jacket I think. I might tack those big ol' collars back. They tend to flap around. I pressed them back but they still flop around. Fabric Used:
I used a beautiful rayon batik from Fabric Depot while I was there for a Palmer Pletsch workshop. Love that place! Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I didn't add the front vertical darts or the back vertical darts. I like the comfort factor. But this would be a beautiful fitted shirt with those 2 vertical darts in the front. Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I might sew it again and make it as a jacket with a heavier fabric. Conclusion:
This is a nice shirt that goes together really quickly. You just have to decide if you like that collar or not.