#getetsewseptember - Shirts and Shackets
Sew here we are, September already!! The nights are starting to draw in and there is a feel of autumn in the air in the UK...well there was in August!! The move into September seems to have kick started summer again with a sweltering heatwave!! But hey ho that's no reason to rethink our September #getsetsew challenge choice as this would work perfectly as a cover up or layering garment too!!
The #getsetsew challenge for September is shirts and shackets!! And the definition of a shacket is a shirt-like garment that is worn like a jacket. Hence its name, which is a combination of the words shirt and jacket 👔🧥
This challenge is perfect for everyone. For sewists who want to stretch their skills and tailored garment making knowledge there is the options of plackets, button holes, collars, yokes and pleats. Or for those who want to keep it more simple there are a multitude of over shirts, boxy shirts, and simple jacket patterns to chose from. And, if like our Annie, you have a button phobia (yes really!!) then why not explore alternative fastenings such as ties or snaps.
Many shirt patterns can be adapted into shackets. We would advise that you check the finished garment measurements and maybe size up from your usual measurements to make a shacket if you want to wear it as an outer layer. And if you're already thinking ahead to Christmas, and I know some of us are! then you could make a shirt as the perfect personalised gift for a loved one.
A quick search though our Stitch Sewcial Facebook page will provide you with some brilliant inspiration from members who have made the most amazing shirts and shackets. And as always we have put together a list of some of our favourite shirt and shacket patterns below. But in all honesty there are so many options out there you may want to to spend a it of time researching to find the perfect one for you that you would just love to make. And lots of smaller and indie pattern companies often have online tutorials to help out with those tricky elements.
Style Arc Logan Shacket - An oversized jacket with slightly dropped shoulders, a two-piece shirt collar, and both breast and in-seam pockets
Merchant and Mills Men’s Arbor Jacket or Shirt - A workwear-inspired jacket or shirt that wwould look great made in a variety of fabrics such as brushed cotton, canvas, wool or a lightweight linen.
Friday Pattern Co Ilford Jacket - This is a really versatile jacket thatcan be customized in loads of different ways such as two sleeve options, two lengths, and lots of different pocket templates so you can make the perfect jacket for YOU!
Hey June Handmade Fairmount Shacket - A relaxed, drop-sleeve button down pattern that is halfway between a shirt and a jacket - the perfect Shacket!!
Thread Theory Fairfield Shirt - A favourtie in the Stitch Sewcial community the Fairfield is a button-up shirt with all the classic tailored details
But as we've said there are hundreds of shirt patterns out there. A quick search of the word 'shirt'' in the Fold Line brings up around 3000 patterns to chose from. We have sub divided these below into their Men's, Women's and Children's categories to get you started, and remember so many of these are totally unisex., so the world is your sewing oyster!
Women’s Shirt patterns from The Fold Line
Men’s Shirt Patterns from The Fold Line
Children’s Shirt Patterns from The Fold Line
Sew it's time to #getsetsew. We can’t wait to seeing your makes for this challenge. Don't forget to use the hashtag #getsetsewseptember when you post pictures of your makes in the Stitch Sewcial Facebook group. And most importantly don't forget to post the pics in the #getsetsew September album so we can be inspired by seeing your wonderful makes all in one place. The album can be found under Media > Albums from a computer, or by clicking on the three lines at the top left side of the Stitch Sewcial Facebook group page form a mobile device.. If you're on Instagram then please tag us in your posts @starttostitch we love seeing them 📷😊
Are you ready????....Get...Set...SEW!!!!!!
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