A lovely shirt!

A review of Vogue Shirt V8772

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Reviewed by nightingaleanddolittle on 21st November, 2019

I decided to try this pattern because it has nice shaping provided by French darts, and quite a few different options to use (pointed collar or pussy bow neckline, sleeve variations or a sleeveless option, as well as different hem lengths). I made view D, which has a pointed collar, long cuffed sleeves and the shorter hem length.

I didn’t have any problems at all sewing the shirt – the instructions are concise, but I always found them to be clear (although I have made a couple of shirts/shirt dresses so have used all the techniques included before). The cuffs use a continuous lap, which I always find easier to sew than a traditional shirt placket – and I actually prefer the look too. The centre front is finished by turning under on itself twice to form a facing (I added a strip of interfacing to help stabilise it as I always find this makes sewing buttonholes easier).

In terms of sizing, I made the size recommended for my bust measurements, but went down a size from what was recommended for my waist and hips. That worked out nicely for me – the shirt has a nice shape without being too closely fitted. The arms come up fairly long – I’m 5’9″ and have relatively long arms and they’re just OK/verging on being too long on me.

I enjoyed sewing the shirt and love how mine turned out. I’ll definitely be using this pattern again! More details on my blog: http://nightingaleanddolittle.blogspot.com/2019/11/vogue-8772-shirt.html