This is the second time that October is reserved for Stik Belgique. We are challenged to use sewing patterns from Belgian origine. I choose the same pattern as last year: the LaMaisonVictor Cliff hemd. The first version had short sleeves. Time to make one with long sleeves.
LaMaisonVictor Cliff hemd pattern
The eyecatcher of this pattern is the shoulder yoke. It looks a bit asymmetrical due to the diagonal shape. This yoke shape invites you to play with fabrics. This fabric with knotted ties pattern was bought during the Stoffenspektakel in the Haarlemmermeer at the beginning of this year. The fabric is from the Little Darling brand and is 100% cotton. I wanted to let the knotted ties pattern run both the same way on each shoulder.
Preparation and Cutting
Letting a pattern run through and also matching on the button plackets is a time consuming job. It took me almost an afternoon to have the all the pattern pieces pinned in place.
The contrast fabric comes from a discarded dress shirt and this shirt also had perfect matching buttons as well. I used the contrast fabric on the bias to get a match with diagonal shape of the shoulder yoke.
I started with the breast pocket. This is the second time that I sew this breast pocket. It was also made in the Grainline Scout Tee. Next step were the sleeve plackets.
I really can recommend this ‘how to sew sleeve plackets tutorial’. No separate pattern pieces to make the placket so sewing is pretty easy and straight forward. La Maison Victor has made a video how to sew this Cliff hemd and this really is a great help when it comes to the shoulder yoke.
Time and Costs
Time: Pinning pattern on fabric, matching and let knotted ties pattern run through 3,5 hours, cutting 30 minutes, basting, stitching and finishing 9 hours
Costs: Fabric € 15,00, Yarn € 3,50, Interfacing € 1,00
LaMaisonVictor Cliff hemd second version – the result
I had my doubt wether my husband would like the fabric with the knotted ties pattern but he really liked the fabric. He even asked me when his new shirt would be ready to wear. He likes the combination with the contrast fabric and the fit is just like the first perfect.
A couple of days ago he bought two new pair of leisure time trousers and they look great with this new Cliff hemd.