The size calculator helped my pick my best size (range), and the outcome was perfect. The shirt came together so easily, because all the notches matched and the seams lined up beautifully. The instructions were excellent! I have made one shirt so far, but there will be more. Thanks, Cashmerette!
I got this as part of the shirt fitting for curves workshop, and I am so glad I did. The cup-sized fronts along with the princess seaming make this just fitted enough, not to baggy,but not so tight that the buttons gap. The biceps option is wonderful as well. The shirt I made with the workshop went together more perfectly than any button shirt I have ever made. Went out and bought flannel, since I have always wanted a nice, feminine shirt in a soft cozy flannel. I wear both shirts constantly. They are the reason I went ahead and sign up for the Club.
The shirt I made is excellent (though I had to make a few adjustments). It fits me perfectly and the lines are great. My only suggestion is that the instructions are a little unclear in some places. I had to read things allowed multiple times to figure out what they were trying to say, but that's usually the problem with written instructions. Maybe more visuals would help. But overall, a very good experience!
I made my Harrison Shirt from linen in size 18 G/H and OH My Goodness this is a great fitting shirt for my shape! The double princess seam lines on the front really fit my bust well. I can see a print fabric version in my future and I think will try the Harrison shirtdress as well.
I moved the bust apex down 1" using the Ahead of the Curve book tutorial for princess seams. The cuffs are quite wide but this means you can add two buttons for a feature, I also added a button on the placket. I sewed a line of Cluny lace either side on the button stand for something different.
I have spent the past year trying to learn how to fit patterns. I have made muslin after muslin, with nothing to show for it. I was feeling so discouraged, but then I found Cashmerette Patterns. I am *so glad* I found you. It fits!! Making this pattern has been a huge confidence boost - both in how I feel about my sewing and how I feel about myself. I used the size calculator and determined that I am a size 10. Since this pattern starts at a size 12, I graded it down to a size 10 on my own. I also purchased the online shirt-making class and the fitting class. The directions are easy to follow but I recommend taking the online course(s) for great tips and tricks not included in the pattern booklet. Unlike some of my fitting books, the online fitting course covers the fitting problems that I *actually* have. Since this pattern is built for curves, I didn't even need to do a sway back! I made 2 or 3 minor adjustments in the muslin, and the fit of my first completed shirt is incredible. I will be making one in every color. I just ordered the Upton dress pattern and can't wait to try that too. I feel that my dream of a hand-made wardrobe is becoming attainable. I have had a great experience in every aspect of my interactions with the Cashmerette company - the website, the patterns, customer support, everything. I also appreciate that there are other options besides Facebook and Instagram to interact with the Cashmerette community. Thank you!