Folkwear ‘5 Frontier Shirts’ pattern number 212. Fabric: white cotton stretch poplin with navy piping. Fabrics from Tia Knight. Woven fusible interfacing on collar, cuffs and front band. All seams are flat felled.
The pattern comes with two alternative fancy yokes; I chose the simpler of the two. I omitted the breast pockets, there’s enough going on on my front without added extras!
I realised I’ve been without a white shirt for yonks, and I’ve always like cowboy styling, so this fits the bill nicely. I think I stopped wearing shirts when I went into teaching and realise dthat RTW ones never actually position the buttons at the right point to avoid excessive bra-flashing. Not such a good look when you work in a boys’ school…
Progress so far:
Yoke piping- I’m VERY pleased with this. When I use this pattern next, I’ll omit the back yoke piece, and cut on the back in one piece. The fancy yoke is overlaid, and in this fine white fabric, the seam is visible, which will annoy me.
The sleeves are ready to go in next, and the instructions for the placket are clear. All looking good!