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
Women’s sizes 0-28 with option for B, C, or D Cup bust sizes. (See below for sizing and yardage requirements.)
See chart in pictures.
English with metric and imperial measurements provided.
FILES INCLUDED IN DOWNLOAD:
- Instruction Booklet
- Print-at-home pattern (US Letter and A4) (Includes all bust sizes)
- Copyshop Universal Pattern Files - A0 Size, 2 sheets (33.1”x 46.8” each)
- Copyshop B, C, and D Cup pattern files - A0 Size, 1 sheet per cup size (33.1” x 46.8” each)