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The Dress Shirt is relaxed, loose and absurdly comfortable. Its signature silhouette is inspired by a classic gentleman's shirt.
Suitable fabrics include cotton, linen, lightweight denim, washed silk and baby whale corduroy. Be sure to check out the Robert Kaufman yarn dyed cotton / linen blend. Choose a relaxed fabric that will make a good neat front pleat and gather well. Depending on the fabric, the bib lining and yoke lining can be cut in self or lining fabric.
Depending on fabric width and pattern size, you will need up to 2 3/4 yards of fabric. For this pattern, with its easy fit, Merchant & Mills recommends using the bust measurement for sizing.
NOTE - Merchant & Mills patterns are made in the UK where dress sizes are different than in North America. Please use the measurements below and on the envelope or go to their size chart before you cut your pattern.
|North America Size
A word from Merchant & Mills
"Our patterns are developed by Carolyn Denham over several months and go through many tweaks and changes before being deemed fit for your consumption. After approving the final cut, the pattern is then graded before production begins. You will find very few fastenings and no unnecessary difficulty when working from our patterns which start life with an idea and a domestic sewing machine. In our experience, the classic, simple designs that Carolyn favours, place emphasis on the cut and silhouette whilst intentionally avoiding detailing and fastenings which can make even the best dress look homemade."