Just another Classic Shirt

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Another Classic Shirt by Liesl & Co

I’ve lost count how many times I’ve made this now. Ah five! More details here, here, and here.

I know that many favour the Granville Shirt by Sewaholic as their go to classic shirt, but I figure, if there’s nothing wrong with it, why buy another pattern just out of curiosity?

The Classic Shirt comes in 3 bust sizes. A/B, C and D. I went back down to my previous shirt cup size A/B as my bust has shrunk a little!

I needed to replace a Boden chambray shirt that I think I’ve had for over 10 years. You can’t fault Boden basic clothes for longevity!

This is a very cheap chambray from Samuel Tailors in Leeds. It did have some fading on the crease which I didn’t notice when I bought it but fortuitously I placed the fade line down the centre of the back panel, so it doesn’t actually catch the eye, and anyway, I can’t see it!

I’ve tried a new sew-in shirt interfacing for the collar from Tailor Mouse. This one is the ‘firm’ sew in interfacing. It feels like the type you might feel from within the collars of men’s ready to wear formal shirts. It’s given me just the right amount of structure. I’ve been experimenting with different sew in interfaces, now that I only use iron-on for facings. I like it.

I added some stash ribbon to the inside of the collar which I absolutely love!

I particularly love this shirt pattern for the instructions of the professional way of attaching the collar into the collar stand, sewing the collar stand to the shirt first, instead of the entire collar and stand to the shirt, as may other patterns. Doing it this way means you don’t have to do any hand basting or stitching in the ditch at the base of the collar stand. And you get a beautiful finish on both the inside and the outside.

It’s the way that my David Coffin shirt making book describes. David Coffin sadly past in 2021. There’s a fabulous Love to Sew podcast interview with him here which is worth a listen, if you, like me, are a shirt making nerd .

There are so many ways I shall be wearing this shirt!! Here with my recent Tello Jacket

Love, Lucie xx


  1. Another lovely shirt Lucie. The level of detail in all of your post is so helpful, especially as I am also fast becoming a shirt-making nerd! I’m definitely going to give this pattern a try – thanks for the interfacing & book tips, too.

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  2. I have made the Liesl & Co’s male version of this shirt for my husband – a brilliant pattern.
    I noticed the ribbon in the collar straight away as I have the same one – it makes for a lovely detail in your shirt.

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  3. Looks great! Thanks for the David Coffin reference on collar construction, I got his shirt making book recently but haven’t started studying it. And the ribbon is a great idea! I dislike iron in interfacing too, I’ve started using silk organza for medium interfacing and really like it so far. More natural fibers!

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    1. I think the book is something to dip in and out of. I’ve definitely got more from it as my understanding and experience has grown. Some of it is a bit heavy going😀


  4. Your sewing skills show patterns to their best advantage. Your lovely figure shows the garments to their best advantage, too. Your blog is a delight to read.

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