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Blue Stripe Oxford

Added Sep 3, 2012

by DanaRose84

Toronto, Canada






I like this pattern a lot but I’m getting pretty fed up with patterns having miles and miles of ease designed into them. That said, even with the alterations I made to the pattern, and even though I’d never sewn an Oxford before, and even there were no pictures in the instructions, it came together pretty well.

I like that this shirt ended up with a menswear vibe. I love wearing it with pearls and a pencil skirt!

Material Notes

A “Swiss cotton made in Italy”, with a small grey-blue stripe.




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Business, Classic, Preppy

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    Oct 6, 2012, 02.29 AMby sanguinestitcher

    That’s a great looking work blouse! Well done. I am thinking of making one for my sis and perhaps as you mentioned wrt the ease issue I should make a muslin first? Or maybe just come down two sizes?

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    Oct 1, 2012, 03.59 AMby neveenkarnes

    i love making shirts. I even make them for my Husband and he loves them, short sleeves it’s pretty hot in Houston. you can never go wrong with a shirt like that, on pants or skirts. well done :)

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      Oct 1, 2012, 03.42 PMby DanaRose84

      Thanks! I’m definitely looking forward to making more of these. I’m planning to make some for my boyfriend as well.

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    Sep 4, 2012, 02.34 AMby poppykettle

    Love it. I keep meaning to try sewing a button-up shirt with a collar… but it seems so daunting!

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      Sep 4, 2012, 01.03 PMby DanaRose84

      I felt the same way. I was super meticulous with cutting everything out and my collar and collar stand still ended up a bit long, but from reading the posts of others who have tried this pattern, it seems to be a problem with how this pattern is drafted. I’d still recommend this pattern. Once you get started, the construction is actually pretty obvious.

      PS, I follow your blog. Well done on the lovely jacket! a shirt would be a breeze comparatively.

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    Sep 3, 2012, 11.25 PMby merche

    Great shirt!

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    Sep 3, 2012, 10.55 PMby Testosterone


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      Sep 4, 2012, 12.58 PMby DanaRose84

      Thank you!!!!!!!!!

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    Sep 3, 2012, 06.52 PMby hardlyangel

    Turned out great! Nice combo with that skirt

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      Sep 4, 2012, 12.58 PMby DanaRose84

      Thanks! I’m trying to learn how to wear volume and with the shirt being a bit billowy, I figured I should wear something slender on the bottom.

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    Sep 3, 2012, 06.07 PMby Mauude

    I love it! Which pattern did you use ??

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      Sep 3, 2012, 06.19 PMby DanaRose84

      Thank you! I used 04/2010 Long Sleeve Blouse. There’s actually a link on the right side of this page that you can click right through. At the bottom of that page, you can check out all the projects made from that pattern. How awesome is that?

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