Super Melilot

A review of Mélilot Shirt

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Reviewed by Love, Lucie on 27th May, 2020

I was in between sizes so sized down. It fits perfectly with no alterations – except the length which is personal preference.

I choose view B. A casual shirt with drop shoulders and cuffed short sleeves and a mandarin collar. This is super fast to make up.

The covered button placket is useful when you are working with a limited button selection!

Initially, I made it up full length. My, it was long!!!!

The pattern has a curved hem and advises you to hem before you sew up the sides. Don’t do this if you have pesky material that grows as you handle it!! Unfortunately, I ended up with the fronts at different lengths.

It was too long anyway so I took off 2 inches to the front and more to the rear to even up the high/low hem. It is still plenty long enough to tuck in.

I’ve just received the latest Next catalogue and there was an image of a whole row of Melilot type shirts in beautiful colours. I’ve many more planned!

There’s more details on my blog