Byrdie is a button-up, collared blouse with thoughtful details to take this wardrobe staple to the next level. It has a loose fit with subtle shaping and optional bust darts to give it a flattering silhouette. Pair Byrdie with your favorite jeans for a casual look, or tuck it into your favorite slacks for a more polished style. Both versions can also be sewn as a shirtdress with a tie-waist.
VERSION A is a classic button-up shirt with a straight point collar and optional breast pockets.
VERSION B features tuxedo shirt-style tucks across the bust, bishop-style sleeves, and a simple band collar.
TECHNIQUES COVERED IN THIS PATTERN:
Basic shirtmaking techniques, including installing a shirt collar, sleeve cuffs, sleeve tower placket, and button placket
Intermediate to Advanced
Light to medium weight woven fabrics. For a more structured, boxy fit, use fabrics such as linen, chambray, poplin, and voile. For a more fluid drape and flowing fit, use fabrics such as tencel, rayon challis, and crepe de chine.
BUTTONS: 12 or 18 buttons (shirt or dress), 1/2" diameter recommended
US sizes 0-28 with option for B, C, or D Cup bust sizes, see image for detailed size chart.
English with metric and imperial measurements provided.
PDF FILES INCLUDED IN DOWNLOAD:
Instruction Booklet (24 pages)
Print-at-home pattern (US Letter and A4) (Includes all bust sizes)(with layers to print each size individually) (Version A, 53 pages; Version B, 57 pages; Print both versions, 71 pages)
Copyshop Universal Pattern Files - A0 Size, 2 sheets (33.1”x 46.8” each)(with size layers so you only have to print what you need)
Copyshop B, C, and D Cup pattern files - A0 Size, 1 sheet per cup size (33.1” x 46.8” each)(with size layers so you only have to print what you need)
Pages 25 + 26 are missing from the pages to print list on the Letter/A4 file for both blouse versions. These pages should also be printed when making the blouse versions of both versions of the pattern.
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The AO file for this pattern is 2 pages for the universal pieces and 1 page per cup size specific pieces, so be sure to add 3 of the PDF printing to your cart if you would like just one cup range, or 4 or 5 pages if you would like 2 or 3 cup size pages.