Folkwear 217 Unisex Poet’s Shirt



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Buy the 217 Unisex Poet’s Shirt sewing pattern from Folkwear. This romantic shirt dates from the 1820s, when poets such as Byron, Shelley, and Keats wore their collars open in defiance of conventional fashion. This easy-sew garment is equally poetic for men and women and can be made with plain or ruffled collar and cuffs. The pattern includes historical lore and instructions for authentic detailing.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following formats:

– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). What is a PDF?

– PDF pattern + Printed A0 copy shop (We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day). What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics: Light to medium weight, soft or crisp shirting or blouse-weight fabrics such as cotton, linen, silk, or blends, in challis, crepe, batiste, broadcloth, homespun, or satin // Cravat: Soft, lightweight cottons, silks, or blends // Note: The Poet’s Shirt is not suitable for fabrics with nap, pile, or one-way design.

Fabric requirements:

36″ (91 cm) wide fabric: View A Unruffled, 2 7/8 – 3 1/8 yd (2.63 – 2.86 m) // View B Ruffled, 3 1/8 – 3 3/8 yd (2.86 – 3.09 m).

45″ (115 cm) wide fabric: View A Unruffled, 2 – 3 1/8 yd (1.83 – 2.86 m) // View B Ruffled, 2 1/4 – 3 3/8 yd (2.05 – 3.09 m).

Cravat: 1 – 1 1/4 yd (0.95 – 1.14 m).

Sizing: Women’s S-M-L and Men’s S-M-L. Please check the size chart.

Notions: Thread; two 3/8″ (1 cm) buttons for cuffs.

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; print-at-home pattern; copy shop file (suitable for 36″ wide or A0 printers).

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Additional information


Cottons, Drape, Linen

Make time

All day

Sewing level

Confident Beginner

Pattern format

PDF, PDF pattern + Printed copy shop (+£7.00)

PDF Printing

24 Pages

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