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Dawn & Gill

    1950s Men's Versatile Nehru Sports Shirt

    A super versatile shirt that is bound to catch anyone's eye when made in any of the featured styles but the small details of this shirt make it ideal to really make it your own unique piece! The men's sports shirt is illustrated in three styles, view A featuring a Mandarin, or Nehru, style band-only collar with short sleeves, waist tabs and a tabbed chest pocket. Views B and C change it up with a spread collar, with view B showing off long cuffed sleeves too. But why not add your own spin on it? How about long sleeves and a Mandarin collar? Or maybe remove the tabs from the waist and pocket for a more relaxed style? 

    Offered here as: Paper Pattern. This pattern is also available as a PDF download.

    Size Guide

    Chest: 38- 40" (97-102cm)
    Waist: 34”– 36”
    Neck: 15- 15.5" (38-39.4cm)

    Sleeve length: 33”
    Finished length from back of neckline, 28 1/2”, 1 1/4” hem

    Sewing Notions

    Matching thread, buttons.

    Fabric Amount Guide

    FABRIC REQUIRED, 15- 15 ½ yds.

    VIEW A -
    35” Without Nap * *, 2 5/8 yds.
    45” Without Nap * *, 2 1/8 yds.
    Interfacing for Collar -
    35” Cambric, 1/8 yds.

    VIEW B -
    35” With Nap *, 3 1/8 yds.
    35” Without Nap * *, 3 1//8 yds.
    45” Without Nap * *, 2 3/8 yds.
    52” Without Nap * *, 2 yds.
    Interfacing for Collar and Cuffs -
    35” Cambric, 1/4 yds.

    VIEW C -
    35” Without Nap * *, 2 5/8 yds.
    45” Without Nap * *, 2 1/8 yds.
    Interfacing for Collar -
    35” Cambric, 1/4 yds.

    NOTE: Neck measure of Shirt Allows 1” to 1 ½” Ease of Comfort.
    * WITH NAP means fabric with one way design, or with nap or plie.
    * * WITHOUT NAP fabric with either way design, or without nap or pile.

    Recommended Fabrics

    Cotton Shirtings, Dacron or Nylon Shirtings, Poplin, Cotton Broadcloth, Corduroy, Denim, Gingham. See our Fabric Partners

    Skill Level

    Intermediate

    What You Will Receive

    You will receive a true to scale reproduction sewing pattern printed on A0 premium paper, along with instructions, and a full-colour front cover. Your pattern will arrive, in a clear resealable envelope for easy storage.

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