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Burda 8548

I found this discontinued shirt pattern (published in 2002) on eBay. It is a classically cut shirt with a subtle twist: vertical darts in the front and back, especially deep in the front, rather than bust darts. Possible variations include different collars, cuffs and an optional ruffle.
I let out the front darts by about 3cm and lengthened the body and sleeves by about 2cm each. The result seems to be a good fit.
My fabric is a Japanese striped cotton from Tessuti (www.tessuti-shop.com).
My second effort at this pattern is in a blue version of Liberty of London`s Thorpe.
Burda 8548 envelope
Burda 8548 envelope
Pattern diagrams
Pattern diagrams
My fabric: noodle stripe from Tessuti
My fabric: noodle stripe from Tessuti
Finished shirt
Finished shirt
Sleeve slit
Sleeve slit
Second version: in Liberty of London`s Thorpe
Second version: in Liberty of London`s Thorpe
Fabric detail: Liberty`s Thorpe
Fabric detail: Liberty`s Thorpe
Third version: in Liberty's tiger print
Third version: in Liberty's tiger print
Fabric detail: Scotty's Tiger by Liberty of London
Fabric detail: Scotty's Tiger by Liberty of London
Fourth version: in Liberty's Eloise
Fourth version: in Liberty's Eloise
Fabric detail: Liberty's Eloise in sand
Fabric detail: Liberty's Eloise in sand