Emily Test Shirt

Added Jul 21, 2009

by motozulli

Brooklyn, New Yo...

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Description

I made this shirt to test out the Emily shirt pattern. I made a size 42 with no alterations. As you can see from the photos, the shirt is huge! I have a 38" bust so this should be the correct size, but the width around the torso is very generous. I am 5’2" so the excess length is to be expected, since the pattern is for someone 5’6". However, my wife tried it on, and even with her 5’8" it was too long in both torso and sleeve. The cuffs are also much too wide in circumference, They need to be shortened several inches not to fall over my hands.

All that aside, the shirt is stylish and the instructions are excellent, and I definitely will make this shirt again (this time measuring the pattern itself and using a much smaller size).

Material Notes

printed cotton, reused shirt buttons

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Shirts
Style
Casual
Material
Cotton

Credits

Pattern
Sewing
Model
Photographer

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    Oct 1, 2012, 11.46 AMby princessotako

    thank you so much for a great detailed review. after cutting out the pattern i was concerned about how large it was looking. definitely making a toile before i cut any fabric! i love your choice of test fabric – really striking

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This project is based on

Burdastyle

http://burdastyle.com//projects/emily-test-shirt