AIMÉ • Pattern

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By I AM PATTERNS, I Am Aimé is a paper sewing pattern.

Garment Details: I am Aimé is a men’s shirt, adapted to suit women. It features all the makings of the classic men’s shirt; the button placket on the left, the tower placket at the cuff and the shirt collar, whilst adapting to more feminine styles with 3 other lengths, a slim collar and a slimmer sleeve. It has a back yoke to reinforce the shoulders, and it can be sewn with or without a centre back pleat. The curved hem shape is the perfect finishing touch to this great classic.

This pattern contains 384 different versions. The features are: 4 lengths: crop, classic, below-knee, maxi. 

2 styles: with centre back pleat and without centre back pleat

4 sleeves: 2 long (men’s and women’s), 2 short (men’s and women’s)

2 collars: regular and slim

2 buttoning options: standard placket and folded placket

3 pocket options: 2 pockets, 1 pocket or no pocket

You can make the garment you want by combining the different elements.

Sizing: This is a multi-sized pattern European sizes women 36-52 and Men: XXS to XXXL. Sizing guide, finished garment measurements and fabric requirements can be found by referring to the chart located in the images.

Fabric Suggestions: All shirting fabrics: poplin, cotton lawn, Oxford cloth, Swiss dot, chambray, cotton or viscose twill, crepe, silk, viscose, double gauze, cotton voile, wax, flannel, tartan, linen, washed cotton, Tencel.

To help you make your Aimé shirt, here are the ones used for the samples:

The cropped shirt was sewn using a Crispy Crepe in Mauve.

For the short sleeve shirt, the Organic Papertouch poplin in creamy white. 

The overshirt was sewn using a pre-quilted fabric just like the Thelma Thermal Quilt range.

For the maxi-dress, the Sina Sheer in Shell was used.

Trims required: Matching thread, interfacing: 42″ x 12″ (105 cm x 30 cm), 1/2” (12 mm) diameter buttons: Cropped shirt: 5, Shirt: 7, Below-knee length: 10, Maxi-dress: 12 & Long sleeves: 6

Skill Level: Suitable for an intermediate skill level. A sew along tutorial to sew the tower placket is available on the I Am Patterns blog.

Seam allowances are included in the pattern. 

The paper pattern comes packaged in an envelope and includes highly detailed fully illustrated instructions.

Photo credits: I AM Patterns.

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