All About the Rachel Shirt

Everything you need to know about the Rachel shirt.

All About the Rachel Shirt

Build Your Wardrobe with the Rachel Shirt

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.

Kristi is wearing a size 2 Rachel shirt with a full bicep and broad shoulder adjustment and 2” added ease at the hip. Her measurements are 33”, 27 1/2”, 38”.

Tutorials to Build Your Skills

A button-up shirt requires a few special sewing techniques, but don’t worry, we have some tutorials to help you out.

Learn How to Customize the Rachel Shirt

See how the Rachel shirt looks in chambray, crepe, and flannel in this month’s One Pattern, Three Fabrics.

This month we walk you through three pattern hacks for the Rachel shirt.

Learn how to incorporate the Rachel top into your winter wardrobe with this seasonal capsule.

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

Get inspired by luxury button-ups with these fine fabrics.

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Get the Perfect Fit

Rachel pattern details

Sizes 0 – 16

About the fit

The Rachel shirt is semi-fitted in the bust and loose-fitted through the waist and hip.

Sizes 18 – 26

About the fit

The Rachel shirt is semi-fitted in the bust and loose-fitted through the waist and hip.


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