Today’s free pattern link may prove to be immensely useful to some, but not of much use to others. Why do I say that? Well, I have been looking for free patterns on Men’s shirts but I’ve never come across one that is so professionally done (and free!). Most of the rest are for simple T-shirts, but this is a real shirt with collar and pockets and cuffs! However, there is only one size provided, and there doesn’t seem to be a complete set of instructions included. The pattern is provided in a multi-page PDF which means you will need to print the pieces out and piece it together like a puzzle. So given that it is one size only with no step by step pictures and no instructions, this may be useful only to those who have made a shirt before and are familiar with the steps in making a shirt. But just take a look at the resulting shirt! Doesn’t it look like it might be worth the effort? 😉
The free pattern is provided by a website called Atelier 服つくろ Atelierhukutsukuro . The description below the site name says 縫製工場で働く２児のパパのブログ ( Google translate says – “Dad’s blog of two children working in the garment factory”) Due to the difference in grammar between the Japanese and English language, I think the father works in the garment industry, and not the two children 😛 So it’s blog of a Father of two, who works in the garment industry.
Anyway, this is the link to the free shirt pattern – http://atelierhukutsukuro.blog97.fc2.com/blog-entry-27.html
There is only one size available, and it’s an XL (remember this is Japanese XL size). The completed size is listed as
・着丈 (length from just below the back collar at the mid-line, to the hem of the shirt – see number 6 on this page. - ７９．５
・裄丈 (length from just below the back collar at the mid-line, over the shoulder, down the sleeve, to the base of the thumb – see number 5 on this page – ８７ （半袖は５８）
・肩幅 (from shoulder to shoulder) – ４８．５
・身幅 (width of garment) – ６４．５
・袖丈 (sleeve length) – ６２．５ （半袖は２９）(Half sleeves)
・首周り(Neck opening) -４２
Scroll down to the bottom of the page, to download the pattern, click on the icon with the A4 words. Remember to print without resizing. Piece the pattern together by overlapping the dotted lines. The rest of the text in green is to remind you that the copyright is owned by the owner of the pattern, do not resell copies of the pattern. And if you use it for commercial work, please contact the owner of the pattern in advance.
Here’s an example of the pattern included. The quality is really good and it is probably drawn with professional pattern-making software. There are small diagrams with some instructions for the assembly of the small parts. But I scrolled through the PDF and it doesn’t look like there is a detailed step by step “how-to-make”. But it’s free, so it’s a pretty good quality pattern. Let me know if you try it out!