Blueprints for Sewing
Cabin is easy, comfortable, and flattering shirt or shift dress.
The shirt is styled with bias facing around neckline, armhole, and hem. This allows for an opportunity to use contrast stitching around hems as well. Bias facing can be purchased, or made from self or contrasting fabric.The shirt falls just above hip length.
The shift is styled with bias binding around the neckline, armhole, and hem. Bias binding can be purchased, or made from self or contrasting fabric. It also features a ‘weltless’ pocket, a design that creates the look of a single welt pocket with a fraction of the effort and only one pattern piece.
Both shirt and shift feature comfortable and easy to fit kimono sleeves. They include a back pleat that adds ease and volume for a relaxed fit, while french darts create a barely-tailored silhouette in front. The back pleat can be embroidered with a variety of cabin designs provided in the pattern or your own design, or left unadorned.
Two seam finish options are also given for the pattern and include instructions for creating these finishes.
The pattern features alteration instructions for different sizes at Bust-Waist-Hip, Shorten and Lengthen, and Full Bust Adjustments.
For a boxy look, choose quilting cottons, chambray, linen, or shirting.
For a soft, draped look, choose rayon challis, voile, lawn, silk, sheers, or gauze.