digital all day shirt sewing pattern
A men's wardrobe staple, this shirt is both versatile and polished. The pattern features many professional details like separate collar and collar band, tower sleeve placket, and collar and cuff facings to help you sew great looking (and fitting!) shirts.
This style is provided as a digital layered PDF pattern that allows you to print only the size(s) that you need. It may be printed on both home printers (using either 8 1/2" x 11" or A4 paper) and at service bureaus that handle 36"-wide or A0 sheets. When you complete your order, you will be provided with a unique code to instantly download the pattern. See our digital product policy for full details.
- Instructions: 17 pages
- Tiled pattern pieces: 43 pages
- 36-inch pattern sheets: 1 page
- A0 pattern sheets: 3 pages
A men's wardrobe staple, this shirt is both versatile and polished. The pattern features many professional details like separate collar and collar band, tower sleeve placket, and collar and cuff facings to help you sew great looking (and fitting!) shirts. View A includes a continuous (cut-on) placket, dress collar with pockets for collar stays (and a template for making them), and a sharp-looking chest pocket. View B features a separate (set-in) placket, button-down collar, and workshirt-style pockets with concealed button flaps.
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.
Coordinating thread, featherweight interfacing (fusible or sew-in), 7/16" buttons (10 for View A, 12 for View B), 3/8" buttons (2 for View A, 4 for View B), a flat piece of plastic for collar stays (View A).
size XS S M L XL XXL View A, 44" Fabric 3 yards 3 yards 3 yards 3 1/4 yards 3 1/2 yards 3 1/2 yards View A, 58" Fabric 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 1/4 yards 2 1/2 yards 2 1/2 yards View B, 44" Fabric 3 yards 3 1/4 yards 3 1/4 yards 3 1/4 yards 3 1/2 yards 3 1/2 yards View B, 58" Fabric 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 1/2 yards 2 1/2 yards 2 1/2 yards
size XS S M L XL XXL Chest 41" 43" 46" 49" 52" 55" Waist 36" 39" 42" 45" 48" 51" Back Length* 30 1/4" 31" 31 3/4" 32 1/2" 33 1/4" 34" Sleeve Length* 33" 34" 35" 36" 37" 38" Neck 13 3/4" 14 3/4" 15 3/4" 16 3/4" 17 3/4" 18 3/4"
* Measured from center back at neck.
English System Pattern
XS 32" - 34" 25"-28" 13"-13 1/2" S 35" - 37" 29"-31" 14"-14 1/2" M 38" - 40" 32"-34" 15"-15 1/2" L 41" - 43" 35"-37" 16"-16 1/2" XL 44" - 46" 38"-40" 17"-17 1/2" XXL 47" - 49" 41"-43" 18"-18 1/2" Metric System Pattern
XS 81 - 86 63-72 33-34 S 87 - 99 73-79 35-37 M 100 - 102 80-87 38-40 L 103 - 109 88-95 41-42 XL 110 - 117 96-102 43-44 XXL 118 - 125 103-110 45-47
Average rating: (4.9 of 5) based on 16 reviewsBest shirt I've madeReviewed by Carrie (Verified Buyer) on 08/10/2020This pattern is perfect for a tall lean man who has never been able to find casual shirts that fit him well. It is the first shirt I've made him in 40 years and it turned out so beautifully.The pattern and directions are detailed and easy to follow. The only adjustment I needed to make was lengthening the sleeves. He finally has a shirt he loves to wear because it really does fit him and he loves showing it off! Can't wait to make him more!Was this helpful?Excellent adaptable patternReviewed by Wendy Hendy (Verified Buyer) on 08/06/2020I bought this pattern to make my husband a shirt for his birthday. I wanted it to be classic, with a ‘proper’ collar. Construction was straightforward and clearly explained. Out of personal preference I would burrito the yoke next time. I also found that the collar was a bit tight - I chose the size based on what he would buy- but as he will wear this open at the neck (it is a summer shirt) it isn’t a problem and I will cut a bigger collar size next time. He would like one with long sleeves for Christmas.Was this helpful?Can't go past this classic shirt patternReviewed by Jen (Verified Buyer) on 04/02/2020I had a feeling I was on to a good thing when I printed off the pdf and there were additional grid lines to assist with the positioning of the pages. I made an XL for my husband - jumped straight in the deep end and didn't toile first. It fits perfectly. The process to attach the collar and cuffs was new to me, but the instructions were clear and straightforward and all the pieces went together perfectly. I'll be using this technique for all future collar/cuffs. Even without a crystal ball I can see more of these in the future.Was this helpful?Both my sons love it!Reviewed by Sarah Ann Smith (Verified Buyer) on 12/29/2019Made a combination of a size M with a size L neck/collar/collarstand for my older son. I measured my son's existing shirt he loves to figure out which size(s) to use. I had some issues with getting the collar stand to fit the cut neckline...thanks to great responsiveness from both Todd and Liesl (thank you again!), I figured out where I went wrong; when combining the sizes I *should* have traced out the Large shirt front neckline and superimposed it on top of the Medium rather than follow the printed lines (I printed two sizes on one sheet, which led to my error). Son loves the finished shirt--made from fabric with glazed donuts. Love that it was easily customizable into straight (not curved) bottom, short sleeves, modify fit. Will be making more as the fit was perfect!1 of 1 customers found this helpful.Was this helpful?Well-drafted contemporary shirtReviewed by Stephanie K. (Verified Buyer) on 10/04/2019This pattern is excellent and the instructions are very well written. I've made long sleeve and short sleeve variations and will be using this as a wardrobe building style.1 of 1 customers found this helpful.Was this helpful?Contemporary Men's patternReviewed by Ellen Miseo (Verified Buyer) on 01/14/2019I decided this Christmas that I was going to make presents for my adult children. Although I have sewed since before they were born and as children, as they got older they did not want what I had made because it was a little "off". I had no intentions of constructing a men's shirt and then have it sit in my son's closet. After reading the post on men's shirts in "sewing on the edge" i purchased the pattern as a pdf and used it. This is a terrific pattern. For novice sewers the instructions are clear, the method for the collar was not "fiddly" the way the big 4 are, and I was not forced to cross my eyes while trying to trace out a similar pattern from the Burda magazine patterns. I highly recommend this pattern.3 of 3 customers found this helpful.Was this helpful?Never made shirts before!Reviewed by Phyllis (Verified Buyer) on 01/03/2019I, too, started out with the Classic Shirt pattern for myself, never having made a shirt before. It came out so great I decided, like Michelle above, to make the All Day Shirt for my husband. It's a great pattern and he loves the shirt. I'm working on my second one now. I'd give it a five except for one step that I'm still stuck on: attaching the collar band, step 4, where you fold back the placket and sew the two bands together. Whenever I do this I end up with the placket doubled over and sewn over itself between the two neck band layers. I posted a note on the Forum and did get an a response but I'm still confused. I've created a workaround so I still enjoy this pattern.Was this helpful?Great Starting Point for Multiple Shirt Projects!Reviewed by SchneiderDE (Verified Buyer) on 12/03/2018This is a great pattern to use straight off the printer or with your own modifications for personal taste. At 6'0" and 140 pounds, I used the medium size with no adjustments other than adding 3/4" to the neckband and stand length, and increasing the seam allowances on the armhole and side seams for flat felling. I made the button-down version with the open shirt pocket in a nice holiday fabric for a specific occasion, but I'll be making more, since I like the fit and overall proportions of the pattern.Was this helpful?all day shirt sewing patternReviewed by vj (Verified Buyer) on 11/09/2018I made this shirt in a size small using corduroy fabric and it looks fantastic. I especially like the two pieces for collar and cuffs and the attachment method for both collar and cuffs. I modified by using flat felled seams and used a David Coffins method for setting in the sleeve - which gives a flat felled seam on the armscye - which I think makes the shirt look more professional. Great pattern and instructions that help elevate the shirtmaking result.Was this helpful?Excellent Fit. Great ResultReviewed by Michelle (Verified Buyer) on 06/09/2018After making myself the Classic Shirt (x3), I decided to get this pattern from my husband. He is a big, tall guy who finds it hard to get nice shirts that fit well. I made this in a lightweight denim and another in Tencil. I made them both shirt sleeved. They are now his two most worn shirts. I have some linen lined up for his next one....2 of 2 customers found this helpful.Was this helpful?Very satisfyingReviewed by Bella (Verified Buyer) on 04/09/2018Definitely the most advanced pattern I’ve attempted so far and I found it really concise and logical. I made a size small for my husband and it was completely a perfect fit. I followed the pattern completely to a T and it’s a wearable and impressive shirt! Will make again.2 of 2 customers found this helpful.Was this helpful?Un patrón fabulosoReviewed by Miren herrero (Verified Buyer) on 03/05/2018Todo encaja a la perfección, las instrucciones son fáciles de seguir, y lis acabados propuestos, muy profesionales. Totalmente recomendable, como todos los patrones de Liesl.3 of 3 customers found this helpful.Was this helpful?Best men's shirt pattern ever!Reviewed by Barbara Emodi on 12/31/2017Reviewed in detail on my blog barbaraemodi.com4 of 4 customers found this helpful.Was this helpful?Great Classic Shirt Pattern!Reviewed by Mariah (Verified Buyer) on 12/22/2017I made this shirt from a fairly heavy flannel for my husband who is 6'6" and about 205 lbs. I sewed the large size and the only modification that I needed was to lengthen the arms by about 1/2". This pattern is fantastic- it has all the classic shirt details, and some great methods for getting better results on the collar, sleeve placket, and cuffs. I've been making him shirts from the Negroni pattern from Colette for many years, but I'm going to switch to this pattern because I think it is much more carefully crafted pattern and I like the two-piece collar and separate button placket much better. Really happy to have found this one and I can't wait to make myself the women's version!10 of 10 customers found this helpful.Was this helpful?Terrific Shirt PatternReviewed by Annie Major (Verified Buyer) on 12/06/2017I am surprised that this shirt pattern doesn't have more reviews, because it is just a wonderful pattern. It is well-drafted and the instructions are quite clear. A couple of things I particularly liked is the two cuff patterns, inner and outer, and the templates used at the end for marking buttonholes and buttons. I have never had a button-down collar work out so well as this one did! I am just delighted with this pattern and will be using it many, many times as my new basic shirt pattern for men.11 of 11 customers found this helpful.Was this helpful?Fantastic PatternReviewed by Jay (Verified Buyer) on 11/24/2017I am so pleased I found this pattern! I was able to easily get a professional looking finish by following the easy, yet detailed, instructions. It is well drafted and adjustments were made easily too (I shortened the bodice and sleeves). I feel so proud of myself for being able to make my husband some work shirts that his colleagues have complimented him on. And I am no longer intimidated by sleeve plackets or collar stands!13 of 13 customers found this helpful.Was this helpful?
- Note that in the first version of this pattern, there was a minor error in the instructions. Under the section heading "Make the Sleeve Placket," the last sentence of Step 4 should read, "Stitch the opening with a 3/8" seam, following the markings you transferred from the pattern pieces to pivot and stitch across and then back down the other side." This has been corrected in the version of the pattern now available for download.
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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