Recital Shirt

   
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Description

This princess-seamed blouse includes lots of elegant details and options. In addition to the separate pattern pieces for A/B, C, and D cup sizes, it includes a tower sleeve placket, sleeve cuffs, and a semi-fitted back with darts. View A features a band collar with ruffle trim and a continuous (cut-on) placket. View B includes a pleated tuxedo-style front with separate (set-in) front placket and tuxedo collar. The elements of this pattern can also be mixed and matched with the Liesl + Co. Classic Shirt patternto expand your options.

Suggested Fabrics

Suitable for a variety of light- to medium-weight woven fabrics including quilting cotton, voile, lawn, shirting, poplin, broadcloth, chambray, and linen.

Notions

Coordinating thread, featherweight interfacing (fusible or sew-in), 7/16" buttons (13 for C cup sizes 18–20 and D cup sizes 16–20, 12 for all other sizes).

Fabric Guide

size 0 2 4 6 8 10
View A, 44" Fabric 2 1/4 yards 2 1/4 yards 2 1/4 yards 2 3/4 yards 2 3/4 yards 2 3/4 yards
View A, 58" Fabric 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards
View B, 44" Fabric 2 3/4 yards 2 3/4 yards 2 3/4 yards 3 yards 3 yards 3 yards
View B, 58" Fabric 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards

 

size 12 14 16 18 20
View A, 44" Fabric 2 3/4 yards 2 3/4 yards 2 3/4 yards 3 yards 3 yards
View A, 58" Fabric 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 1/4 yards 2 1/4 yards
View B, 44" Fabric 3 yards 3 1/4 yards 3 1/2 yards 3 1/2 yards 3 1/2 yards
View B, 58" Fabric 2 yards 2 1/2 yards 2 1/2 yards 2 1/2 yards 2 1/2 yards

 

Finished Measurements

size 0 2 4 6 8 10
Bust, A/B Cup* 36" 37" 38" 39" 40" 41"
Bust, C Cup* 37" 38" 39" 40" 41" 42"
Bust, D Cup* 38" 39" 40" 41" 42" 43"
Hip, A/B Cup 37" 38" 39" 40" 41" 42"
Hip, C Cup 38" 39" 40" 41" 42" 43"
Hip, D Cup 39" 40" 41" 42" 43" 44"
Back Length** 27 3/4" 28" 28 1/4" 28 1/2" 28 3/4" 29"
Sleeve Length*** 31" 31 1/4" 31 1/2" 31 3/4" 32" 32 1/4"

 

size 12 14 16 18 20
Bust, A/B Cup* 42 1/2" 44" 46" 48" 50"
Bust, C Cup* 43 1/2" 45" 47" 49" 51"
Bust, D Cup* 44 1/2" 46" 48" 50" 52"
Hip, A/B Cup 43 1/2" 45" 47" 49" 51"
Hip, C Cup 44 1/2" 46" 48" 50" 52"
Hip, D Cup 45 1/2" 47" 49" 51" 53"
Back Length** 29 1/4" 29 1/2" 29 3/4" 30" 30 1/4"
Sleeve Length*** 32 1/2" 33" 33 1/4" 33 3/4" 34"

 

* To determine cup size, subtract upper bust measurement from full bust measurement. Up to 2" difference = A/B cup, 3" = C cup, 4" = D cup.
** Measured from shoulder at neck.
*** Measured from center back at neck.