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 second version

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.

LaMaisonVictor Cliff hemd second version

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.

LaMaisonVictor Cliff hemd second version


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.

LaMaisonVictor Cliff hemd second version

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.

LaMaisonVictor Cliff hemd second version

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 op herhaling

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.

LaMaisonVictor Cliff hemd second version
A couple of days ago he bought two new pair of leisure time trousers and they look great with this new Cliff hemd.

15 Comments on LaMaisonVictor Cliff hemd second version

    • Dank je wel. Gewoon een keer de sprong wagen hoor. Ik ben begonnen met een klassiek model (Zonen09 Theo). Eentje maken met korte mouwen is ook een goede optie. En de video die bij het Cliff hemd zit is een goede ondersteuning voor het stikken van de pas.

  1. Love this shirt. I am making a shirt with contrast fabric too at the moment . The back yoke on this pattern is very different. Might need to add this pattern to the stash if the current first shirt attempt goes well

    • Thank you so much for your kind comment. The back yoke is indeed the eye-catcher. This pattern is only available in paper version. Good luck with your first dress shirt and looking forward to see the result.

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