Make this elevated basic in all your favorite
shirt & blouse fabrics...go polished and classic
in silk, poplin, or cotton shirting, relaxed with
chambray, linen, or crepe; billowy with
voile, georgette or gauze, and definitely
luxe with sueded or charmeuse silks.
Semi-fitted, button through shirt has
front Princess seams, classic collar &
rever neckline, plus a back pleated
onto the shoulder yoke. Choose
your perfect sleeves; full length
pleated onto classic cuffs, or elbow
length with a deep hem, both with
optional tabs to fold them up.
Finish your shirt at the lower hip,
at tunic length or as a below knee
length shirtdress with a shirt-tail
shaped hem; add the concealed
button fly for a clean finish, or try the
breast pockets with or without flaps.
These wardrobe essentials are guaranteed
to become the most worn shirt styles in your
closet; with the right fabric choices, they’re
perfect for all seasons and almost every occasion...
All sizes 6-8-10-12-14-16-18-20-22-24-26 for the shirt version
will need around 2 3/4 yards or 252 cm fabric; for the tunic length
version you’ll need around 3 yards or 275 cm fabric and for the
shirtdress version you’ll need around 3 1/4 yards or fabric.
You’ll also need around ½ yard or 92cm interfacing, plus 3/8”/1cm
diameter OR 1/2”/1.25cm diameter buttons...6 for the shirt, 7 for the
tunic and 8 for the dress, 4 for the long sleeves with cuffs and 2 for the tabs.
All fabric allowances are for 60” or 150cm wide fabrics.
I love the princess seams in this dress, makes fitting so easy. I used a cotton lawn and it sewed up beautifully. I shortened the length of the dress a little bit that is more personal preference . This is a good pattern.
I have not made it yet but hope to soon. I am buying patterns and fabric so when the rain comes I havesomething to do.