Morningside Shirt by FrenchNavy Patterns

Fabric used: embroidered border polycotton

How is the sizing? Relaxed fit with very generous positive ease. Pattern comes in sizes XXS-XXL.

How clear are the instructions? Very good, I’m impressed!

Is it worth buying? Absolutely! There are 2 different styles and lengths (My picture only shows option B). It’s a great price for an indie pattern too.

As soon as the pattern was released, I rushed to buy it. Now, almost 2 years later, I finally made it! I’m terrible for hoarding lots of patterns and getting distracted, anyone else can relate?

I had a lovely stripy embroidered fabric in my stash and thought it was perfect for some statement sleeves. My sleeves are a combination of View A with the flounce from View B.

I would the say the shirt comes together pretty quickly because there are no set-in sleeves to fight with. However, I have never done this type of placket before and instead of sewing it during the day I had to carry on and sew it at night. It wouldn’t be much of a problem if I wasn’t tired and doing something completely new to me. I was very inaccurate in my marking and cutting and it shows. I definitely wanted to wear it so I masked the evidence with a flower. Not the first time I masked a bodge job with flowers.

The funny thing is that despite it being rather imperfect, I really love wearing it. It’s comfy and the sleeves aren’t too long to get caught in all the door handles.

I wore my new Ginger jeans (Closet Case Patterns) for the pictures, they are so comfortable too! I don’t think the world needs another Gingers review but I have the Morgan jeans pattern ready to go so maybe I can do a comparison? Let me know if that would be useful.

Back to Mornigside shirt – it’s a great pattern with excellent instructions and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a boxy shirt/dress.

Monika x

PS: if you’re not familiar with FrenchNavy Patterns you can find them here (not a sponsored or affiliate link, I just like to give a shout out to small businesses 🙂

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