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Added Mar 12, 2008

By burdastyle

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At last, a mens shirt pattern! You’ve all been asking for menswear, and we’re so glad to finally have something for you! The Jakob shirt is a classic button down sure to please! Make it in a traditional check or striped fabric, or get a little crazy with prints and silks!

Material Notes

Cotton Shirting, Buttons, Interfacing

I understand your enquiry and have an answer for you. The size range of the Jakob shirt is Mens 48 – 58:
When using 114 cm. wide fabric the shirt calls for 2,25 – 2.60 m.
When using 140 cm. wide fabric the shirt calls for 2,05 – 2,25 m.

If you are making a sleeveless shirt:
When using 114 cm. wide fabric the shirt calls for 1,85 – 2,15 m.
When using 140 cm. wide fabric the shirt calls for 1,40 – 1,8 m.



Related Techniques


Garment Type
Business, Casual
Cotton, Shirting



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    Nov 3, 2016, 06.23 AMby SophieBirch

    I love this..

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    Jul 2, 2015, 03.33 PMby GerardoSantos

    Perfect shot…Nice

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    Jul 1, 2015, 04.21 PMby barryedric

    perfecty shirt

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    May 13, 2015, 05.50 AMby amyashworth

    Wish I had read these comments before I used it. The collar is not standard. It’s an inch taller than normal and the points are 4" long. Average oxford shirt has points 2 1/2" to 3" long. This is one BIG collar.

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    Nov 6, 2013, 09.18 AMby bellebabe

    Not sure about this pattern.. It’s enormous!! I measured my boyfriend by both the burda sizing chart, and the pattern sizing chart, and both correlated to size 50, but the shirt was at least 6 sizes too big! I ended up getting super frustrated and giving up by doing some slack side taking in, and the collar is quite large like everyone says. It’s not a bad pattern if you mod the collar, I just found it to be way, WAY too big.

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    Apr 17, 2012, 01.44 PMby joost52

    Sweet! Going on my (long) todo list :)

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    May 12, 2010, 03.57 PMby Dani Restercher

    I finished this pattern now it’s really good.. regarding the collar I just snipped it in an inch from the top and an inch in from the side angled towards the base so it still fits on the collar stand. Looks really good :)

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      May 12, 2010, 07.32 PMby Dani Restercher

      Forgot to say – I’d put another button on the bottom you can see the model’s belly! :P

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    Jan 21, 2010, 07.08 PMby b-ella

    just finished making this pattern and i also found that the collar stand was a bit too long. the collar itself is also a bit unweildy… too large. my shirt turned out ok beyond that. i’d love to see another version, with a smaller collar… one that wouldn’t be big enough to accomodate the tie.

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    Sep 4, 2009, 05.20 PMby dschudie

    thanks a lot for this pattern! i will try it. but i think the collar looks very strange ( too big, broad). anyway we will see how it turns out with some changes at it.

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    Jan 12, 2009, 11.57 AMby demodefashion

    i’m going to have to do this one.

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    Sep 8, 2008, 05.26 PMby redumbrellapresents

    Oh! i want to make myself this shirt but its gonna have to be a lil smaller! oh well Still love it!

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    Jul 26, 2008, 07.55 AMby theportablekierajamison

    I was loving this pattern and instructions until it came to the collar stand, which is really trying my patience! Mine doesn’t match up with the neckline as it’s far too long. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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      May 5, 2010, 05.30 AMby Bernadette Dowling

      Be sure that the lower edge of the collar stand doesn’t stretch by stay stitching before continuing with the construction. Stay stitch the shirt neckline and clip the edge in several places until the neckline can be laid straight, this will make the neck of the shirt the same length as the collar stand.

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    Jul 15, 2008, 01.17 PMby neakahnie163

    Thank you, i love the pattern, very easy to understand and complete.

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    Mar 27, 2008, 08.36 PMby shelai

    Looks good.

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    Mar 16, 2008, 06.24 AMby olar

    Thank you soo much!!!

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    Mar 16, 2008, 05.00 AMby dianmh

    Now I could make something for my loved one. Really thank you…

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    Mar 14, 2008, 11.31 AMby corrie

    Nice pattern and looks easy to modify, but do you think next time they could use a model that showered and shaved?:)

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    Mar 14, 2008, 07.44 AMby neetcraft

    Hi Benedikta, That’ll be great! Keep me posted! :)

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    Mar 14, 2008, 12.34 AMby marmota-b

    Great! I think I’ll have to make it for my father one day. On general principles. :-) It looks exactly like all his shirts, so I’m sure he’d like it. When I happen to make it…

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    Mar 13, 2008, 08.26 AMby benedikta

    Hi Krunamagiar…your wishes have been heard..we actually have men’s pants coming in a couple of weeks!

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    Mar 13, 2008, 08.14 AMby krunamagiar

    thanks u Burdastyle^^ maybe male pants pattern oneday?

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    Mar 13, 2008, 07.41 AMby dilemmax

    If you guys are looking for the measurement chart, it is on the pattern sheet itself.

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    Mar 13, 2008, 05.22 AMby vanimaandune

    So excited!! Thanks a bunch.

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    Mar 12, 2008, 11.32 PMby thiswind

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!! yes !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Mar 12, 2008, 11.29 PMby easilyamewsed

    YAYYYY!!! Guy stoffs! :) I take it this follows the standard Burda sizing for men so I’ll go hunt up the chart off thier site. instantly downloads

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    Mar 12, 2008, 08.02 PMby wendyxo

    I’m sure my husband will be excited, now I just need to be generous and spend some time sewing for him instead of me!

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    Mar 12, 2008, 07.04 PMby lizabel

    Yay! I’ve been looking for a modern shirt pattern for my hubby.

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    Mar 12, 2008, 06.33 PMby Christine McLeod

    For those looking for a mens’ size chart, http://www.burdafashion.com/downloads/masstabellen/Tab_DamenHerren.pdf


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    Mar 12, 2008, 06.28 PMby usedtobelieve

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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    Mar 12, 2008, 04.15 PMby mmmrphs

    Woohooh! Thanks guys, Mike will be stoked when I show him this. I like the pockets and the cuffs.

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