Still on the hunt for the perfect shirt? This is part 2 of my shirt roundup (see part 1 here)!
The Indie Sewing World loves shirts- there’s just so many great patterns out there. Making a shirt is a great way to tackle new skills, and buttonholes eventually become not as scary as they once were.
The Archer Button-Up Shirt from Grainline Studios was perhaps the original Indie Sewing Pattern Shirt!
Available up to 111.7cm (44″) bust and 119.3cm (47″) hip
The Olya Shirt & Dress from Paper Theory is available up to a 114cm (45″) bust and 120cm (47.5″) hip
This relaxed, loose fitting shirt has traditional details and a unique sleeve and pocket treatment.
The Gilbert Shirt from Helen’s Closet is available up to a 147.5 cm (58″) bust
With a camp-style collar and a relaxed fit, one of the views has the cute tie-front option which is pictured.
The Harrison Shirt from Cashmerette is a great shirt option for busty folks looking for a fitted shirt option.
With double princess seams, and classic shirt features, the Harrison also comes with cup-size options.
Available up to a 157cm (58″) bust and 157cm (58″) hip
Shirts for men
Check out the Sanders Button Up from Elbe Textiles, The Fairfield Button Up from Thread Theory, and the Gosling Shirt from SewSew Def. Also take a look at the Nico Shirt and the Tino Shirt from Stokx Patterns which mix woven and knit fabrics for an extra-comfie shirt.
Fabric for shirts?
Of course, there’s lots of great shops in NZ where you can source great shirt-weight fabric!
- Miss Maude has a great selection of shirting fabrics.
- Florence & Mary have a HUGE selection of Liberty Lawn
- Revology Concept stocks Merchant & Mills Fabrics
- Stitchbird has a small selection of Nani Iro which would make lovely shirts.
I might come back with part 3 of my shirt roundup, but I’m not sure yet if I’ve got an inspiring enough list! Do you have a favourite shirt which hasn’t been included? Let me know in the comments!