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Red Linen Shirt with Rolled Sleeves and a yoke

Added Feb 12, 2010

by judabra

Guildford, Unite...




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I picked up this 1978s Simplicity 8738 pattern at a local charity shop, but it had several versions, including one with ruffles, pockets, stand-up collar etc. I changed the sleeve pattern to a 3/4 sleeve with an option of rolling it up.

Material Notes

Pure linen shirting fabric, white buttons




Garment Type

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    Feb 14, 2010, 03.40 AMby mo-mo-sew-sew

    i’ve been eyeing this pattern everywhere, but can’t seem to find one for sale in my size. some day..

    you did a lovely job with it. i like how you altered the sleeves with roll up tabs!!!

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    Feb 13, 2010, 12.42 AMby ginasophia

    This is beautiful, I always find it hard to tailor linen but the work you’ve done here is impeccable!

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    Feb 12, 2010, 09.44 PMby corduroycoat

    Classic and very chic! The fun bright red linen is a great choice for the simple cut of the blouse.

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    Feb 12, 2010, 09.13 PMby Natalia *

    Super cute. How do you make the little tabs for rolling the sleeves up? Like when the sleeves are rolled down to 3/4 length, does the tab just hang inside the shirt?

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      Feb 12, 2010, 09.30 PMby judabra

      Thanks, Natalia. Yes, you are absolutely right, the idea is that when the shirt is worn with rolled down sleeves, the tabs do not stick out from underneath. All you see is the white buttons on the outside. This linen fabric is not see-through at all so the tabs are not a problem, you can’t see them. They measure approx. 3 cm by 22 cm.

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      Feb 12, 2010, 09.59 PMby Natalia *

      Oh thanks for the measurements. That’ll really help when I try making some. I won’t have to guesstimate.

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