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Marie Shirt Kit

Delicate details, on trend puff sleeves and our stunning 'Chicacheetah' print fabric are the perfect combination for June's g&g Sewing Society Kit that contains everything you need to make the By Hand London Marie Shirt.

This beautiful smock-style shirt features fine, vertical pin-tucks along the front and back shoulder, along the neckline.

With a comfortable loose fit over the waist and hips that falls delicately from the pin tucks, the design also has 'on trend' billowing bishop sleeves and are brought in at the wrist with a narrow cuff. Keep the cuff simple, or add a ruffle at your chosen length.

Customise this style with several collar options - a frilly pie-crust that can be altered in height to your preference or a double layered classic collar.

In Lauren's top tips video learn how to adapt the collar to round it out and add a fancy frill. This is an additional design feature that she has added to maximise your choices when making your own version of the Marie.

Our super popular and exclusive to g&g 'Chicacheetah' print, designed by Rachel Parker, is back in 3 amazing BRAND NEW colour-ways!

This fabric is on a soft and fluid 100% viscose base cloth with a plain weave giving it a smooth matt finish. It drapes beautifully and swishes in the fullness of this shirt.

Choose between Blue, Teal and Soft Pink colour-ways as pictured here. The dominant background colour is what distinguishes each colour-way and then they all have pops of multiple bright colours, inspired by the popular animal print trend.

The full size range of this pattern is UK 2-38. This covers bust range is 30"-65", waist 23"-60" and hips 33"-67".

The A0 PDF pattern print outs are split into 3 size bands - please choose your preferred A0 pattern print out from the drop down menu above. You will have access to the digital PDF files for ALL sizes.

  • UK 2-12. This is drafted for a dressmakers B-cup covering Bust 30" - 35", waist 23" - 28" and hips 33" 38"
  • UK 14-24 This is drafted for a dressmakers B-cup covering Bust 37" - 51", waist 30" - 44" and hips 40" - 54"
  • UK 16-38 This is drafted for a dressmakers D-cup covering Bust 40" - 65", waist 35" - 60" and hips 42" - 67"

Dressmakers cup sizing is different to bra sizing. For more information on calculating your dressmakers cup size, please read this article or follow the link at the bottom of this listing.

If you are spanning the B-cup size range around the size 12-14 range we recommend that you have the A0 PDF print out for BOTH of the B-cup size ranges (UK2-12 and UK 14-24). An additional pattern print out can be ordered by adding the product listed at the bottom of this page.

  • The PDF digital file for the By Hand London Marie Shirt pattern for ALL sizes* The link to the PDF instruction booklet and information on accessing your PDF files from the By Hand London website will be contained in your order confirmation email and are available to access when logged into the g&g website.
  • A0 print out of the By Hand London Marie Blouse - pattern pieces for EITHER UK 2-24 OR UK 16-28 OR UK 30-38 (please choose option above)
  • Main fabric (as described above) - either 2.6m (UK 2-24 -B-cup), 2.9m (UK 16-28 D-cup) or 3.6m (UK 30-38 D-cup) This is enough to make the shirt version in the top size for that size band.
  • 1 reel of matching gutermann sew all thread
  • 0.5m medium weight fusible interfacing
  • Prym microtex needles
  • 12 (size UK 2-24) or 13 (sizes UK 16-28 and UK 30-38) coordinating jewel metal buttons from The Textile Garden as pictured above to match each fabric
  • Sew in woven label - ‘Me Made’
  • If you would like a printed copy of the instructions sent out with your kit, in addition to the PDF copy that you will receive, please see the related products below and add it to your cart as a separate product.

Alongside the purchase of this kit you will receive access to a series of 2 of Lauren's exclusive videos to be used alongside the pattern instructions.

She shares her hints and tips for helping you get a great finish on your project including sewing neat and even pin tucks in slippery viscose fabric, sewing French seams, sewing different collar variations and adapting the size/height of ruffles, sewing gathers, marking optimal button hole placement and much more. Lauren will also how to cover adapting the collar pattern piece to round out the corner and add a ruffle, which is an extra design feature not included in the pattern.

The 2 videos have over 65 minutes of footage, sectioned out with time stamps/chapters for easy reference and navigation.

The link to the video will be contained in your order confirmation email along with the pdf files, please please file this safely for future reference. You can also access the video links and PDF files when logged into the website.

There is no difficulty rating stated by the pattern company for this website, but we would suggest that it is for intermediate to advanced level dressmakers.

The slippery viscose can be tricky to handle and requires space, patience and lots of pins!

The pin tucks on the front and back bodice also take a bit of time and patience but are incredibly satisfying to sew and in Lauren's video, she explains the easiest way to sew them in this type of viscose fabric.

To complete this project successfully you'll need a regular sewing machine along with Lauren's essential recommended sewing tools.

An Overlocker is useful for finishing off the seam allowances, but is not essential, the garment can easily be made completely on a regular sewing, with neat French Seams, which is described in the video.

It is useful of you have a one-step buttonhole setting on your sewing machine but this is not essential.

If you would like a printed copy of the instructions sent out with your kit, in addition to the PDF copy that you will receive, please see the related products below and add it to your cart as a separate product.

Your kit will be wrapped in tissue and beautifully presented in recyclable packaging.

This kit is available for immediate dispatch.

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