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classic shirt sewing pattern

classic shirt sewing pattern
Price: $14.95
Brand: Liesl + Co.
Item: OLV-LC018CL
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A wardrobe staple, this shirt is both versatile and polished. The pattern features separate pieces for A/B, C, and D cup sizes and includes many professional details to help you sew beautiful looking (and fitting!) shirts.

 

classic shirt sewing pattern
  • Description

    A wardrobe staple, this shirt is both versatile and polished. The pattern features separate pieces for A/B, C, and D cup sizes and includes many professional details like separate collar and collar band, tower sleeve placket, and collar and cuff facings to help you sew beautiful looking (and fitting!) shirts. View A includes a separate (set-in) placket and workshirt-style pockets. View B features a continuous (cut-on) placket and pleated pockets with concealed button flaps.

    Suggested Fabrics

    This pattern works best with a variety of light- to medium-weight woven fabrics including quilting cotton, voile, lawn, shirting, poplin, broadcloth, denim, linen, and flannel.

    Notions

    Coordinating thread, featherweight interfacing (fusible or sew-in), 7/16" buttons (15 for View A, 17 for View B).

    classic shirt sewing pattern

    Fabric Guide

    size 0 2 4 6 8 10
    View A, 44" Fabric 2 3/4 yards 2 3/4 yards 2 3/4 yards 2 3/4 yards 2 3/4 yards 2 3/4 yards
    View A, 58" Fabric 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards
    View B, 44" Fabric 3 yards 3 yards 3 yards 3 yards 3 yards 3 yards
    View B, 58" Fabric 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards

    size 12 14 16 18 20
    View A, 44" Fabric 3 yards 3 yards 3 yards 3 yards 3 yards
    View A, 58" Fabric 2 yards 2 1/4 yards 2 1/4 yards 2 1/2 yards 2 1/2 yards
    View B, 44" Fabric 3 yards 3 yards 3 1/4 yards 3 1/4 yards 3 1/4 yards
    View B, 58" Fabric 2 yards 2 1/4 yards 2 1/4 yards 2 1/2 yards 2 1/2 yards

    Finished Measurements

    size 0 2 4 6 8 10
    Bust, A/B Cup* 38 1/2" 39 1/2" 40 1/2" 41 1/2" 42 1/2" 43 1/2"
    Bust, C Cup* 39 1/2" 40 1/2" 41 1/2" 42 1/2" 43 1/2" 44 1/2"
    Bust, D Cup* 40 1/2" 41 1/2" 42 1/2" 43 1/2" 44 1/2" 45 1/2"
    Hip, A/B Cup 39 1/2" 40 1/2" 41 1/2" 42 1/2" 43 1/2" 44 1/2"
    Hip, C Cup 40 1/2" 41 1/2" 42 1/2" 43 1/2" 44 1/2" 45 1/2"
    Hip, D Cup 41 1/2" 42 1/2" 43 1/2" 44 1/2" 45 1/2" 46 1/2"
    Length** 27 3/4" 28" 28 1/4" 28 1/2" 28 3/4" 29"

    size 12 14 16 18 20
    Bust, A/B Cup* 45" 46 1/2" 48 1/2" 50 1/2" 52 1/2"
    Bust, C Cup* 46" 47 1/2" 49 1/2" 51 1/2" 53 1/2"
    Bust, D Cup* 47" 48 1/2" 50 1/2" 52 1/2" 54 1/2"
    Hip, A/B Cup 46" 47 1/2" 49 1/2" 51 1/2" 53 1/2"
    Hip, C Cup 47" 48 1/2" 50 1/2" 52 1/2" 54 1/2"
    Hip, D Cup 48" 49 1/2" 51 1/2" 53 1/2" 55 1/2"
    Length** 29 1/4" 29 1/2" 29 3/4" 30" 30 1/4"

    * To determine cup size, subtract upper bust measurement from full bust measurement. Up to 2" difference = A/B cup, 3" = C cup, 4" = D cup.
    ** Back length measured from shoulder at neck. 

  • English System
    Pattern
    Size
    Bust
    (in.)
    Natural Waist
    (in.)
    Dropped Waist
    (in.) *
    Hips
    (in.)
    0 32 1/2" 25" 27" 35"
    2 33 1/2" 26" 28" 36"
    4 34 1/2" 27" 29" 37"
    6 35 1/2" 28" 30" 38"
    8 36 1/2" 29" 31" 39"
    10 37 1/2" 30" 32" 40"
    12 39" 31 1/2" 33 1/2" 41 1/2"
    14 40 1/2" 33" 35" 43"
    16 42" 34 1/2" 36 1/2" 44 1/2"
    18 44" 36 1/2" 38 1/2" 46 1/2"
    20 46" 38 1/2" 40 1/2" 48 1/2"

    * 1 1/2" below natural waist

     

    Metric System
    Pattern
    Size
    Bust
    (cm)
    Natural Waist
    (cm)
    Dropped Waist
    (cm) *
    Hips
    (cm)
    0 83 64 69 89
    2 85 66 71 92
    4 88 69 74 94
    6 90 71 76 97
    8 93 74 79 99
    10 95 76 81 102
    12 99 80 85 106
    14 103 84 89 109
    16 107 88 93 113
    18 112 93 98 118
    20 117 98 103 123

    * 4 cm below natural waist

     

  • Average rating: (5 of 5) based on 4 reviews

    Classic Shirt: Wonderful Pattern
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 06/16/2017
    This pattern,its instructions and the corresponding tutorial are wonderful. I made a size 4, B cup based on the pattern sizing directions and the fit is perfect. I found the method for attaching the collar into the collar band especially helpful and was able to achieve a professional finish - something I hadn't achieved with other shirt patterns. As other reviewers have mentioned, the different cup sizes make such a difference. I have a second one planned and have purchased additional Liesl and Co. patterns because of how well this went!
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    Classic shirt
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 06/09/2017
    As a long time sewer(hate hat word) I have sewn many shirts,but this pattern and the tutorial that goes with it is the best. I am now on my third version of this. That fact that it has the full angle of bust sizing(a cup to d cup) is the thing that puts it above others . Well done Liesl!!
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    Classic Shirt
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 05/23/2017
    This is an well drafted pattern which sews up beautifully. The instructions are clear and easy to follow. I also consulted the sew along when I was unsure of any of the instructions and found this an excellent accompaniment to the pattern. I used the finished garment measurements to decide on my size instead of my actual measurements as there was quite a bit of ease in the pattern. I used the A cup front piece even though I usually do a full bust adjustment in other patterns. This shirt pattern will become my go-to and I will certainly make it in many different colours and fabrics.
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    Excellent Pattern
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 05/10/2017
    This turned out very well and I was pleased with the fit. I made view A in size 4 bust size C without the pockets. I measure 34 1/2inches in the upper bust. This was the right size. I lowered the bust dart, shortened the length at the waist and did a smallish forward shoulder adjustment . Used an inexpensive cotton shirting material that I had bought on sale last year. I found the instructions detailed and good. It is helpful to read them in advance as there are a few times I found an instruction made more sense if you read through the entire section first. It is also important to be very careful in all the top stitching to get a professional look. Having the front pattern in different cup sizes saves a lot of time on not having to do a FBA. My only criticism is that I would really like to have the centre front line marked on the plackets for the front.
    2 of 2 customers found this helpful.
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  • Errata

    1. In the first printing of the pattern, the finished measurements chart on the envelope contained a minor error. The length for size 6 should read 28 1/2". All other measurements are correct.
    2. In the first printing of the pattern, the note about determining cup size beneath the finished measurements chart contained an error. It should read, "To determine cup size, subtract upper bust measurement from full bust measurement. Up to 2" difference = A/B cup, 3" = C cup, 4" = D cup."

     

    Determining Which Printing You Have

    As errata are discovered, they are marked for correction in subsequent printings of the pattern. To determine which printing of an instruction sheet or pattern sheet you have, look at the copyright box which appears on each. Toward the bottom of the box, there is a series of numbers.

    The lowest number you see there indicates which printing you have. For example, if the lowest number in the box on the instruction sheet is "2," you have an instruction sheet from the second printing. Any errors in the instructions mentioned for the first printing have been corrected in your version. If the lowest number in the box on the pattern sheet is "1," you have a copy of the pattern sheet from the first printing.

    Pattern sheets and instructions sheets can be printed separately, so be sure to check the errata notices for pattern pieces against the printing number on the pattern sheet and errata notices for instructions against the printing number on the instruction sheet.

     

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