What a satisfying project! This shirt sews up quickly and has beautiful finishing details. It comes together perfectly thanks to
Cashmerette's excellent drafting. I prefer a pleated sleeve at the cuff but it was easily accomplished by folding the gathering
ease into two small pleats at the front side of the cuff. I also added width to the cuff as I prefer a two button cuff. I won't hesitate
to cut into my fine linens and Liberty prints for this shirt. I know the results will be fantastic. Thanks Jenny and Team Cashmerette!
I choose the correct size for my bust and the finished shirt was snug across the upper back. Recommend going up a size above the bust, which fit amazingly.
Hi Marion! It sounds like you may need to be up a size in the high bust area - email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'd be happy to help you out!
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.