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A casual shirt for all seasons!
Gaspe is a laid-back open-placket style shirt with an optional front pocket and contrasting back yoke. The main shirt and short sleeves are designed for woven fabrics, with optional knit faux-layered long sleeve sections. Together, it is a perfect blend of classic and casual.
Make it in trendy plaid flannel or yarn-dyed linen, or get creative with mixing different woven fabric types together, such as lightweight corduroy or denim with apparel cotton.
Seam allowance is 3/8"(1cm) unless stated otherwise in the pattern, and is included in all measurements.
Required Supplies: sewing machine, needle suitable for chosen fabric (universal), iron, pins/clips, scissors and/or rotary cutter, measuring tape and/or cutting mat & ruler.
Suggested Fabric: Main Body: Light-medium weight wovens, such as quilting cotton, linen, lightweight corduroy or denim, flannel/flannelette.
Optional Long Sleeve section: knit fabric with minimum 30% stretch, such as cotton/lycra, jersey, interlock.
Included in the pattern:
~ Sizes 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12.
~ Printable pattern pieces for the shirt front & back, back yoke, front facing, sleeves, and lower long sleeve section.
~ Pattern pieces print separate from each other for maximum ease of taping/cutting.
~ Clear and efficiently nested pattern pieces (no layered/individual size printing), color coded by size. All colors also print clearly in black ink.
~ All measurements throughout the pattern presented in both metric and imperial
~ Sizing guide including body measurements and finished sleeve and shirt length measurements to help obtain the proper fit for the child.
Download FREE printable measurement and sizing record cards HERE.
~ Specific instructions on customizing & blending sizes.
~ Line drawings showing all options.
~ Clickable table of contents, for reference and ease of use on digital devices.
~ Fabric requirements for all parts.
~ Supplies and suggested fabrics list.
~ Full color photo tutorial with specific details for each step.
- Hints and tips throughout the tutorial.
~ Glossary of relevant sewing terms.
~ Summary of steps for quick reference.
~ Modeled photos showing the finished options.
The details and step-by-step instructions of this pattern total 23 pages. Total printable pattern pieces are on 14 pages, with a printing guide included in the pattern to indicate which pages to print for various size and style options.
Purchase also includes AO Large Format PDF for copy shop printing.
This pattern was originally released in 2016 under the name Benjamin Tyler. It was completely updated and re-released in 2019.
NOTE: This product is a sewing pattern, not a completed garment.
Behind the Name
The name “Gaspe” was inspired by the Gaspe Peninsula region on the eastern coast of Quebec, Canada. There is also a town that shares the name, but the whole area is known for stunning beauty, with quaint fishing villages and lighthouses clinging to the rocky coastline as the landscape rises to forested mountainous peaks inland. The name comes from a Mi’kmaq word meaning “land’s end”.