This post is about the PPD-0102 pattern which is now available for download.
I am showing here a work in progress, ivory twill. I have not had time to complete it yet.
Eventually there will be step-by-step instructions and more photos.
The shirt pattern has its own page, PPD-0102 where you will find links to the pattern files.
My goal in producing these patterns is to help a sewist produce a shirt that fits well. The commercial patterns available for a sewist tend to come in the standard sizes 34-36-38-40-42-44-46. The skilled sewist is then expected to adjust the pattern as necessary to achieve a good fit. My initial plan is to produce the patterns in a finer gradation of sizes and hopefully make it easier to get a good fit (34-52 in 1/2 inch intervals). Eventually I should be able to offer custom sized patterns.
Admittedly this shirt pattern may not be of interest to the average sewist for a couple of reasons:
1) This pattern features a “shaped” yoke instead of the traditional “straight” yoke . I am considering making the next pattern with a standard yoke so that a standard basic dress shirt pattern would be available in a wide range of sizes.
2) This pattern looks a bit different than traditional sewing patterns although I do believe that the pattern is fairly clear (I still need to finish the instructions).
A remaining challenge is actually take measurements of a person and produce a pattern and a shirt for that person. I know it works for me, but that is a sample size of one. There are about 15 measurements that go into this pattern. I will describe these measurements in a future post.
In the meantime, I hope you find the patterns interesting and/or useful.
Thanks for reading.