Today I’ll show you my Lekala 4456 shirt sewing project, which began before my silk dress project, but you know, when I bought the silk I couldn’t resist to finish that first! Although I was almost finished with the shirt by that time, but I completed it shortly after the dress.
And I have to admit, I’m not paid at all for advertising Lekala, no affiliate links, nothing – just my humble opinion.
I used the Lekala 4456 pattern, this one:
I used 1 meter fabric, a cotton poplin fabric – ecru coloured one. Turns out, it qutie stiff in the hot summer days, it’s definitely a no-no when it’s above 25 Celsius degree.
For the international readers I strongly recommend the Archer Sew-Along by Grainline, it’s a great tutorial on how to sew a shirt.
About the process:
- I made the darts on the back, the little flaps were also made seperately.
- I sewed together flaps and yoke part, also the back yoke and back and then the front and back together.
- I sewed the collar and neck edge – which is very tricky, especially when you attach the neck edge to the shirt
What I made differently, that is I finally topstitched the collar which gave a more professional look and stability to the collar.
I really like this shirt, I think it has a better fit than the previous shirt I made. I kinda miss one more button between the bust points so I guess I have to do that to achive the most comfort fit!
Do you have favourite shirt pattern? Are you on the loose or the fitted side?
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