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A button-up shirt is a powerful garment. It works for business casual, pairs with jeans for a smart look, and layers under pinafores and dresses. Plus, it’s a satisfying project that puts all of your favorite clever sewing techniques to use.

The Rachel shirt features a spread collar, patch pocket, bust darts, and a subtle pleat at the cuff, which closes with a placket and button. The back of the shirt has a center tuck that releases at the waist, for shaping and a fun silhouette.

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Downloadable digital pattern

Our Misses patterns are drafted for a C cup and our Curvy patterns are drafted for DD. Both are drafted for a height of 5'8" (172 cm).

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We want to help you achieve the best fit possible so you can sew garments you truly love. Our fit guides are designed to help you better understand the fit and details of each pattern. Use fit guides in conjunction with the finished measurement chart to better understand the ease and intended fit of each pattern.

All-purpose polyester sewing thread Sewing machine needle 1 yard lightweight fusible interfacing Point turner Nine 3/8" buttons

Light to medium weight woven fabric such as cotton shirtings, cotton lawn, chambray, linen, cotton voile, double gauze, rayon crepe, rayon challis, and silk.

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