Liesl and Co

Liesl + Co Men's All Day Shirt

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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 printed A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day.

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Buy the Men's All Day Shirt sewing pattern from Liesl + Co. A men's wardrobe staple, this shirt is both versatile and polished. The pattern features many professional details like a separate collar and collar band, tower sleeve placket, and collar and cuff facings to help you sew great looking (and fitting!) shirts. View A includes a continuous (cut-on) placket, dress collar with pockets for collar stays (and a template for making them), and a sharp-looking chest pocket. View B features a separate (set-in) placket, button-down collar, and workshirt-style pockets with concealed button flaps.

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 woven fabrics including quilting cotton, voile, lawn, shirting, poplin, broadcloth, denim, linen, and flannel.

Fabric requirements: Views A and B: 44″ (112 cm) wide fabric: 3 - 3 1/2 yd (2.7 - 3.2 m) // 58″ (147 cm) wide fabric: 2 - 2 1/2 yd (1.8 - 2.3 m).

Sizing: XS - XXL. Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: Coordinating thread; featherweight interfacing (fusible or sew-in); 7/16" buttons (10 for View A, 12 for View B); 3/8" buttons (2 for View A, 4 for View B); a flat piece of plastic for collar stays (View A).

PDF pattern includes: Illustrated instructions; US letter/A4 print-at-home pattern (43 pages); 36″ wide copy shop pattern (1 sheet); A0 copy shop pattern (3 sheets). The print-at-home pattern is a layered PDF so you can print only the size(s) you need.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Lindsay Blackman
Great instructions on this pattern

Men’s shirts are challenging but this is such a helpful pattern. Feel I’ve cracked it and have made three shirts as presents. All the guys are delighted with them. Photos shows one made in Liberty poplin “honeysuckle”

Great classic with all the details

I have made the women’s version of this (Classic Shirt by Liesl and Co.) and the All-Day Shirt is not much different in design, except for the shirttail, pockets, and an option for collar stays.  I left off the pocket flaps because my wearer did not want them, and he wanted something a bit longer and looser to wear over t-shirts.  The original pattern in size L would have fit without those alterations, though. The fabric is a 6-ounce Robert Kaufman chambray flannel, and it made up nicely.  I will probably make another one in a different color and will use a lighter weight fabric for the collar stand facing and the cuff facing, just so there is a bit less bulk. Also, I will do a single row of topstitching 1/4 from the edge on the bulkier flannel.

The directions are very useful, and you can always check other sources to find alternate construction methods.  Best results are achieved by not being in a hurry and taking pride in successfully accomplished details.  The armhole seams are 1/2” but you can add 1/8” when cutting to have 5/8” seam which is easier to work with when flat felling the armhole.  No serger needed!