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Rachel

No. 3097

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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.

Seamwork Issue 49

Intermediate

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).

0 - 26

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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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30 - 33 pages

Misses and Curvy print-at-home files, Misses and Curvy copy shop files. See contents file in download for detailed descriptions.

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Free Member Bonus
Rachel Bonus

This month’s bonus variation turns the Rachel shirt into a button-up tunic with a waist seam and oversized pocket.

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Resources

Techniques and customization ideas for your Rachel

Sew a Perfect Point

For a perfect pointed collar, the secret is in the folding.
Installing a set-in sleeve

This step-by-step tutorial shows you how to set in a sleeve.
Pattern Hacks for Rachel

3 new pattern hacks for your favorite button-up shirts! We'll show you how to add a crossover back peplum, combine flutter sleeves and a swingy silhouette, and create a tie-hem.