Fabric used: Viscose, cotton lawn.
How is the sizing? The fit is relaxed with shaping around the waist. The pattern comes in sizes 34 – 52 (EU) in PDF, 34-46 printed.
How clear are the instructions? Very good.
Is it worth buying? I can highly recommend this pattern, it’s a classic! The price isn’t ridiculous either, €11.
This pattern is a few years old but I can’t see how it would ever go out of style. It’s a classic shirt with a fresh update. There is so much I like about it – the rounded collar, the drop shoulder which makes the sleeve insertion quick and easy, the curved hem, the overall shape… Yes, I’m a fan.
My first version was in cotton lawn and it worked really well. This is definitely one of my most worn items.
I cut a size smaller than the size based on body measurements. I always check the finished garment measurements and go from there. In something like cotton lawn I wouldn’t want too much ease, however for my second version, in viscose, I cut the actual size listed for my body measurement.
The construction is straight forward. If you never made a shirt before, this would be a great pattern to start with as there are no “traditional” sleeves to insert. If you’re unsure about tackling the full collar, you can make View B which has just the collar stand.
There lots of lovely versions of this pattern on Instagram, it looks good on everyone! I can highly recommend it.
PS: If you are worried about sewing collars, here is a great blog post on how to tackle them “10 tips and tricks”.