This iconic shirt style celebrates classic American work-wear, and is designed for medium to light weight shirt fabrics
like chambray denim, heavy washed linen, narrow or baby-wale corduroy, soft flannels, or lightweight denims.
Semi-relaxed-fit old-school-style work shirt has a front button band, a back yoke, and asymmetric chest patch pockets. 2-piece shirt collar features an extended stand with two buttonholes; full-length sleeves have a classic buttoned cuff and placket, with an optional top-stitched detail at the elbow length. Shirt finishes with a shirt-tail hem with side seam gussets; the contrast top-stitching, bar-tacking and button details are optional, but highly recommended.
Hard-working and hard-wearing, this great style makes for a perfect everyday work-shirt, but is also just right for wearing when all you want is to look hearbreaking-ly cool.
You'll need around 2 yards of 60" or 150cm wide fabric plus an optional 1/4 yard/23cm of fusible interfacing for all sizes, add 13 x 5/8"/1.25cm buttons and we do suggest contrast topstitching thread. Done!
Posted by Nehmah/Emily McGehee on 7th Feb 2013
This pattern requires knowledge of shirtmaking terms for the best results. Read the instructions, then look up, to understand any term you are unfamiliar with.
In the(46+)years I've made the Lord and Master dress shirts,he's changed sizes at the collar band. This pattern with the two-buttonholes on the collar stand make it easier for him to fasten.
Since he's also a size larger around waist/hip(in the back) I compensate by making a deeper pleat at center back. The current shirts will be made from some excellent cotton flannels.