Made this in an embellished sheer chiffon, which was a challenge to sew but because it was such a great well drafted pattern I had the confidence to stick with it and I'm so glad I did! What a beautiful shirt I made that I think will be a timeless piece. I feel that this would be great made from many different fabrics. Collar sits beautifully and the bell sleeves are stunning
I ended up making a toile of this before changing my mind, because it was more difficult for me to think about how to adjust it to be the image I had in my mind, then adjusting one closer to a "traditional" button-down with wide cuffs and a column sleeve placket like I was imagining. I may circle back around at some point to make one, still, but the cut is slightly more formal than I was going for.
I have a friend who wanted a tailored shirt to fit her large busted figure, but was unable to find one in RTW. I was able to get her a good fit with this pattern, using minimal adjustments. I will say that the cuff circumference was too small for the average wrist, but was easily adjusted. Overall, a great pattern that sewed out true to finished measurments.
I love this shirt. It’s taken a bit of fiddling to make sure I have it sized right, but I did not have to do an FBA, and I learned how to do a covered button band. Plus the lantern sleeves are magical. I am very pleased.
This shirt has narrow cuffs and more fullness in the sleeves. Great fit with size D cup on the front of the shirt.