The Melilot Shirt
My most recent addition to my handmade closet is a button-up shirt. I have been obsessing over classic button-up shirts for a while and I am glad I found this Deer and Doe casual button-up drop shoulders pattern.
The Pattern - Version A has long sleeves and a rounded collar; version B has cuffed short sleeves and a mandarin collar. Both feature bust darts and I chose to make version B with double breast pockets as my first attempt. The packaging of this pattern is gorgeous like many other indie patterns but what makes this different is that the instructions are both in French and English (Deer & Doe is a french company).
The Construction - The instructions for this pattern was pretty straightforward although some steps could be explained better especially for beginners. French Seams are actually stated in the instructions. How awesome is that? You do not need to have a serger for this pattern. I made zero changes to this pattern (which is rare) and had no issues. However, I think I will go up a size or two in my next one for a more comfortable fit (the pattern measurements are really true to size).
I am in love with this pattern! I have found a new place in my heart for button-up shirts and I'm not looking back. If you have any suggestions for other button-up shirts, let me know and I'll put them on my 'to-sew list' :-)
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