Choosing your size for this pattern will be very easy because its fit is so loose. An ease of 15cm is added to the hips so choose your size according to this measurement. No need to combine different sizes is your waist and bust measurements are not in the same size as your hips. Since the fit is so loose, I do not have any pattern amendment to propose.
Print and assemble your pattern. Then you can cut directly into the pattern board or trace the pattern in the desired size. If your height is less than 1m63 or more than 1m74, we recommend adjusting the pattern length to preserve the proportions of the garment. The garment length is 70cm, so be sure that it is appropriate for your height.
This pattern is adapted for woven fabrics only. Do not use knits. Of course, the fabric I prefer for this project is chambray, however, you can use any type of medium weight woven fabrics such as denim, twill or a plain weave cotton/linen. It is possible to make the shirt in a lighter, more fluid fabric such as georgette or chiffon, on the other hand, note that the flat-felled seams will be more difficult to make. Because of that, I do not recommend using these fabrics is your are not an experienced sewist.
What is chambray?
This fabric consists of a weft and warp thread each dyed in a different color, mostly blue and white. Therefore, chambray fabrics resemble denim because its canvas, originally white, is dyed blue on one side, making both colors visible. Unlike denim, chambray has more drape so it will be ideal for shirts.
A plain all-purpose thread will do the trick, then match it with the color of one of the fabric threads. If you want to bring out the stitching, choose the triple stitch or topstitch thread. However, note that the topstitch thread must be threaded into the needle of the machine only. Do not use it in the can. Also, you will need a jeans/topstitch needle or a needle size 16-100.
You will also need 10 buttons whose diameter will not exceed 15mm but not smaller than 10mm. It is also possible to use snaps. The button is the small detail that will complete the look of your shirt so choose it carefully!
Before cutting out the fabric, be sure to machine clean and dry according to your liking. Then, set your iron at medium temperature and press the fabric to remove any creases.
Use the cutting layouts provided with the pattern to lay the pieces on the fabric.
Cut 4 in the interfacing and fuse to WRONG SIDE of corresponding fabric pieces. Fuse the buttonhole and button placement on 8 & 11 to WRONG SIDE of the fabric.
Before removing the pattern, transfer the markings to wrong side of the fabric (namely on pieces 5, 6, 8, 9 & 10) and notch the edge of the fabric as indicated. Mark the pocket and flap placement to RIGHT SIDE of the fabric.
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