This iconic shirt style celebrates classic American work-wear, and is desinged for medium to light weight shirt fabrics like chambray denim, heavy washed linen, narrow or baby-wale corduroy, soft flannels, or lightwieght denims. Semi-relaxed-fit old-school-style work shirt has a front button band, a back yoke, and asymmetric chest patch pockets. 2-piece shirt collar features an extended stand with two buttonholes; full-length sleeves have a classic buttoned cuff and placket, with an optional top-stitched detail at the elbow length. Shirt finishes with a shirt-tail hem with side seam gussets; the contrast top-stitching, bar-tacking and button details are optional, but highly recommended.
Hard-working and hard-wearing, this great style makes for a perfect everyday work-shirt, but is also just right for wearing when all you want is to look heartbreaking-ly cool.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fabric: All sizes need around 2 yards/1.83m of 60"/150cm wide fabric OR, if you are using a narrower classic chambray, around 2 3/4 yards/2.52m of 49" or 125cm wide fabric.
1/4 yard/23cm of fusible interfacing is optional.
You'll also need 13 x 3/8" or 1cm shirt buttons .. we used 12 in natural colour and 1 in red. Don't forget red and natural coloured contrast topstitching thread if you wish!
Multi-sized - chest sizes 34/36", 38/40", 42/44", 46/48" and 50/52" all in one envelope.
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