Sewaholic’s Granville shirt has just been released to massive fan acclaim after months of teaser IG posts. And, true to Sewaholic’s form, it looks spectacular: princess seams in the back, darts in the front, tower plackets, a nice two-piece collar, and some beautifully-made-up pattern samples. (Hey, just because we like to snark doesn’t mean we can’t give compliments where they’re due.) It’s a lovely, fitted button-up shirt that would work in light woven fabrics.
But Sewaholic’s target market is the pear-shaped woman. If you are busty of chest or slender of hip, the alterations required on the Sewaholic patterns might be off-putting; or, you may just want a similar pattern for a smaller price.
Well, you’re in luck! The Big 4 and Burda have been putting out button-up shirt patterns for decades, and there are plenty to choose from. Here’s a small selection:
- Vogue 8747
- Vogue 8689
- Vogue 9029
- McCall’s 6076
- Burda 09/2012 #111 / #112
Fitted (3-4″ of bust ease) shirt with princess seams on front and back, collar, sleeve length and cuff options, and front gathers, to be made out of light wovens. Built-in adjustments for cup sizes A-D (whoo, no FBA here!).
Easy-rated fitted shirt with princess seams and yokes front and back, collar, sleeve length and cuff options, to be made out of light wovens. Built-in adjustments for cup sizes A-D (ding dong, the FBA is gone!).
Easy-rated fitted shirt with princess seams front and back, and optional ruffles and bows on cuffs, collars and plackets. Princess seams = FBA friendly.
Shirt with front and back princess seams, dart variations, and optional sleeve lengths and cuffs.
This fitted blouse has front and back yokes, front princess seams, back darts, a gathered front, and cuff and collar options (both #111 and #112 are the same PDF pattern, with each showing different views).