I hadn’t sewn a shirt in a couple of years, but the Islander Sewing System skills came back quickly. The hard part was choosing where to put the contrast fabrics.
I finally decided to put it inside the pocket as a facing, inside the sleeve cuffs as a facing, inside the right front as a facing, under the collar, inside the yoke, and inside the collar stand.
The navy fabric is a directional print, so a “with nap” layout must be followed.
I added 1 1/2 inches in the body length and 1 inch to the sleeve length, and it came out just the way I wanted it to. This pattern has all the details in a man’s dress shirt, but shaped for a woman with bust and back waist darts. The stretch of the fabric gives a great fit and adds a bit of movement ease.
It’s a perfect combination of fabric and pattern.
This fabric would be great for another Burda pattern, 6908;
My disclaimer: the fabrics and pattern were given to me by Distinctive Sewing Supplies, an on-line retailer in Oakville, Ontario, in exchange for sewing the shirt and blogging about it. And again, I think I got the best part of the deal. Thank you Catherine.
I’m sew glad cooler weather is here, now I can wear it! Often!