217 Poet's Shirt - PDF Pattern


Misses 6-16; Men's 34-44.

This romantic shirt dates from the 1820s, when such poets as Byron, Shelley, and Keats wore their collars open in defiance of conventional fashion. The easy-sew garment is equally poetic for men or women and can be made with plain or ruffled collar and cuffs. Pattern includes historical lore and instructions for authentic detailing. This is a favorite for men's Medieval/Renaissance costume and contemporary wedding shirt.  It also can be a beautiful, modern every-day shirt.

Suggested fabrics: Light to medium-weight, soft or crisp shirting or blouse-weight fabrics such as cotton, linen, silk, or blends, in challis, crepe, batiste, broadcloth, homespun, or satin.

This is a PDF pattern.  You can print this pattern at a print/copy shop or at home.  You will be able to download files after checkout.  The zip file includes a print-at-home version (24 pages), copyshop versions (36" and A0 sizes), sewing instructions, and authentic detailing.  It is best to download files on a computer (rather than a device).  

We also offer to print your PDF pattern on 20lb 36" paper and mail it to you with an instruction booklet.

Era: Regency, 1800s

Yardage chart (.pdf)