Lillian Shirt Review

Lillian ShirtPattern: The Lillian Shirt

Designer: Tina Givens

Fabric: Hawaii

Overall Impression: Nice, very airy and light.  I like the long sleeves when dealing with air conditioning.  Be aware the neck scoop is very deep and wide.  Sizing is also very generous.  S/M is to fit a size 4-12 but it was big on a size 14 model.

Quirks: Pattern has to be assembled similar to a PDF pattern, but it is only 4 pages so it isn’t at all difficult to join the pieces.

Notes: First off, I love that the pattern is printed on real paper.  The piecing layout for the paper pattern is right on the pattern paper.  The sewing directions are also right on the pattern paper, out of the way of the pattern pieces.

What was changed: The neck facing originally called a band to be cut on the straight of grain.  In our trial we decided to instead cut it on the bias so that it would lay flatter,  Also the pattern called for binding on the bottom hem.  Since this fabric takes a narrow hem so nicely, we did that instead.  The neck scoop was too wide so we folded a pleat in the center front and secured it with a button to act as a design element.

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2 thoughts on “Lillian Shirt Review

    • That is the hem. The shirt has a “hi-low hemline” so that the side seam goes out straight and then hangs down like a triangle. Does that make sense? It is really a cute look.

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