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Help finding a pattern for a shirt

Kristina_Violette's picture

I am looking for a pattern very much like the pattern highlighted in this month's Threads "Fabulous Ways to Rev Up Your Shirt Design" I would like to do just that but I cannot find a shirt pattern with a button placket and collar stand (and all of the other standard things a shirt pattern should have).  Does any one know of a pattern I could buy? I would prefer it was either McCalls, Butterick, Simplicity or Vogue but I would look at anything at this point. All of the patterns I have looked at are too simple. They are self-facing, don't have a collar stand or button placket. Help????

stillsuesew's picture

Does Butterick B5526 work? (post #35346, reply #1 of 3)

Does Butterick B5526 work?

KBTsewer's picture

Shirt patterns (post #35346, reply #2 of 3)

Try looking for these patterns---vintage????

1) Vogue 2136--it's a Ralph Lauren shirt which has all the details you're looking for. I've made this up many times in various fabrics, a TNT pattern.

2)Vogue 1033--a Sandra Betzina design.View B has a shaped yoke and everything else---- missing from this is the front placket---easy enough to cut for the front.

As you say there aren't many patterns that look like a mans shirt but designed to fit women.

Hope this helps


Andysmom's picture

suggestions (post #35346, reply #3 of 3)

I like to use men's shirt patterns for women's shirts.  They almost always have the band on the collar which allows you to leave off the collar portion if you wish.  One thing I like to look for is shirt patterns with no yoke.  If you are using a great print, the yoke really can break it up.  I sew shirts for men as my main product in my sewing business.  The biggest draw is the matching of all the prints and the clean back.  David Coffin says in his shirt book that the back yoke serves no purpose and I have to agree.  If you need extra room in the back, put a couple tucks in the shoulder seam. Good Luck