The Unisex Shirt is a classic men’s shirt that has been slightly modified to accommodate the curves of a female body. It sits broader on the shoulder than the Classic Shirt and generally has a leaner silhouette.
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Sizing: Mens sizes XS2 - XL3 / Women's sizes 4 - 20 (with PDF Layers)
Skill level: Intermediate sewers. This piece is constructed almost identically to the Over Shirt which is why the Art of Shirt Making workshop is a great option.
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This is a classic style shirt with a neat but fairly broad shoulder and a very straight torso. Instead of narrowing towards the hips like typically male shaped cuts, there is slightly more room to accommodate the wider hip of more female body shapes. This pattern comes with 3 different sleeve length options.
Construction techniques: Classic collar & collar stand, placket & cuffs, double shoulder yoke, run & fell seam, inserting sleeve head with ease, patch pockets & standard hem.
Suitable fabrics: This piece works in a huge range of fabrics such as denims, twills, canvas, corduroy, needlecord, light woollen weave, flannel and brushed cotton along with lighter fabrics like cotton poplin/lawn, linen.
Fabric requirements: Our lay-plans are always done on a single layer of fabric to reduce wastage.
Fabric width 150cm | Sizes XS2 - M = 140cm | Sizes M - XL3 = 180cm
Fabric width 110cm | Sizes XS2 - M = 190cm | Sizes M - XL3 = 250cm
Materials list:Fabric, 13 x small buttons (about 1cm wide), thread, about 40cm of high quality fusing
Pages to print:Instructions - 18, A4/US Letter - 51, A0 - 3
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How to print your pattern:
You have two options for printing out your pattern.
1. You can get it printed in A0 at a printing shop or sewing pattern company. Search for "sewing pattern printing company" to find a company that does this in your region.
2. Or you can print it yourself on a home printer in A4 or US Letter format and then tile the pages together using tape.
Using PDF layers:
All of our patterns come with PDF layers so you can select the sizes you want to view and print. To do this you’ll need a PDF viewer such as Adobe Acrobat Reader (this is free to download).
More details on printing, using PDF layers and general preparation tips can be found on the ‘Using Our Patterns’ document (download for free here). This document comes with all of our patterns.
Women's Body Measurements
Bust / Waist / Hip (based on standard UK measurements) - Measurements in cms