Added Sep 26, 2008
This shirt has a long story… Last month I was in Spain and brought back home few issues of Patrones. I instantly spotted this shirt (Patrones #270) and fell in love with the idea of making it. So, the last few nights I worked hard on it. I wanted to add trimming details so I sewed a lot of tiny pintucks on a piece of fabric and then cut front lower parts, collar and cuffs from it. But, the shirt turned out way toooo big! My Spanish is not so good, so I couldn’t follow the instructions, and I don’t know if the pattern pieces included seam allowances already (anybody, please answer!). Or, maybe I cut the wrong size – I am size 38 (Burda’s measures), and I cut the size 40 from the Patroens? Anyway, I did my best to save the shirt and used the tnt shirt BWOF pattern (1/2008) and re-cut the shirt’s front and back panels following the shape of the Burda’s shirt. The original Patrones sleeves fitted well, but turned out a bit short, even though I lengthened the cuffs by 2cm. And, the final problem with the shirt is that the collar turned too short comparing to the stand collar part. And I don’t have enough pintucked fabric to make a new collar. Though, I have a plain fabric, I might repeat the process and make a better collar. All in all, I like this shirt, but I will think twice before using another pattern from the Patrones.
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