Mannish Shirt

This pattern is for a strictly tailored garment built on the lines of a man's shirt, adapted to the measures and construction lines of the shirtwaist pattern. The shirt is much fuller throughout than the shirtwaist, to provide for which add six inches to the bust measure before drafting. The width of the back, front, length of shoulder, and size of armhole are proportionately increased by the method of the draft. If desired, the underarm seam can be drafted perfectly straight instead of sloping toward the centre back at waist.

Draft a Mannish shirt pattern from the following directions, using diagram, Fig. 45, as a guide in drafting.

Measures Required

Standard

Length of back............................

15

inches

Length of front..........................

16

inches

Length of underarn...........................

8

inches

Bust .................................38 plus 6 inches equals

44

inches

Waist......................................

26

inches

Neck...............................

13

inches

Width of back.........................

.13%

inches

Width of front..................................................

14

inches

Sleeve

Length (minus depth of cuff)...........................

16

inches

Armhole.......................................

16

inches

Around upper arm...............................

11

inches

Around hand.....................................

8

inches