Adley Shirt Sew-Along: Cuffs and Sleeves, Part 2


Today marks the final post of the Adley shirt sew-along.   We have covered a lot of ground.  We’ve learned how to ‘stitch in the ditch’, insert a yoke using the ‘burrito method’, and I have talked a lot about my favorite pressing tools.  In today’s post I will walk you through every detail sharing my … Read more

Adley Shirt Sew-Along: Cuffs and Sleeves, Part 1


The Adley shirt has a classic shirt cuff with a two piece sleeve placket and a drop shoulder set-in sleeve.  It is surprisingly easy to insert a sleeve placket.  Get a clean and professional look using this tutorial as a guide. SLEEVE PLACKET I prefer a two-piece sleeve placket application, rather than a one-piece like … Read more

Hack the Adley Shirt Into a Tunic


I wanted to share the most recent pattern hack of the Adley sewing pattern. I love how Renee lengthened the pattern into a tunic.  This is exactly what I envisioned when I designed this pattern.  Renee lengthened the size 6 by 9 inches.  She is 5’5” tall. “I self drafted a “ruffle sleeve” because it’s … Read more

Adley Shirt Sew-Along: Side Seams and Hem

Another pretty detail of the Adley shirt is in the hemline.  The rounded front hem is in contrast to the lower square hem in the back.  This simple turned hem looks soft and relaxed and is easy to sew!  Please follow along for more details. Side Seams With right sides together, pin front and back … Read more

Adley Shirt Sew-Along: Neckline Bias Binding

I love the simplicity of the Adley shirt neckline which is finished with a pretty self fabric bias binding.  To get this clean look follow along with this tutorial as I will guide you through the process to get a smooth curve.  Sometimes the simplest looking details can be the most difficult to achieve only … Read more