|Pattern Description: MISSES'/MEN'S SHIRTS: Fitted (men) shirts have collar, collar/front bands, self-lined yoke, forward shoulder seams, and narrow hem. A: stitched hem on sleeves. B: flaps, pleated pockets, opening for pen/pencil. C: bias front band/pockets, snap closings. B, C, D: long, two-piece sleeves with pleats, button cuffs (seam opening). B, C: rolled sleeves (wrong side shows). Collar, collar band, yoke, tabs B, C, cuffs B, C, D: cut on crosswise grain of fabric.|
Pattern Sizing:S-XXXL. I sewed a large.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?somewhat. I sewed version D with long sleeves but added 1 pocket.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, they were good. I had taken Pam Howard's Craftsy class on the classic tailored shirt which was helpful.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I made two shirts for my son for Christmas last year and used this pattern. It took a couple of muslins to perfect the fit. The shoulders seemed unusually wide or my son might have the same narrow shoulders I have when it comes to sewing shirts, but seeing as he is 6'3" and 220 lbs I am going to say it is probably the pattern. Once I perfected the shoulder fit, the rest was easy.
Fabric Used: beautiful cotton shirting from Gail K's in Atlanta. It washed beautifully, pressed and sewed like a dream. Good fabric is so worth the money!
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:. Narrowed the shoulders. I also cut two yokes and used the "burrito Method of finishing the yoke. You can watch the video here http://youtu.be/S6DMbrpfvSg
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I will sew it again and would recommend it.
Conclusion: A good classic shirt pattern with many options.