When I wore dark business suits to work every day, I grew tired of poorly fitting shirts that wrinkled like a raisin by the time I got to work. Especially after spending a great deal of time starching and ironing them.
Sometime around mid-morning too, I began looking like a deflated balloon because I couldn’t keep their tails tucked in. Too long, too wide through the middle, and slightly off grain… I figured I could do better.
I used a commercial pattern as a starting point. As usual, I couldn’t just fit the pattern and leave it at that so I could fix my wardrobe. I changed the length and the fit through the torso so my shirt wouldn’t wrinkle when I sat. I made it short so I wouldn’t need to tuck it in. I modified the necklines and the hem shapes. …AND I did it differently every time. Most important to my sanity, however, I cut those stinkers on the STRAIGHT GRAIN so they would hang from my shoulders without excessive wrinkling. I was even able to wear them under my jacket without them looking like pajamas when I removed said jacket.