I Am Irma is a both a dress and shirt pattern. It has a concealed button placket with a back yoke and large box pleat. It has a shirt collar and you have the option of a classic shirt sleeve or a more dramatic bishop sleeve.
All seam allowances are included in the pattern.
The different pattern pieces overlap in the pattern and will therefore need to be traced onto paper before using.
The pattern comes in an envelope along with an illustrated step-by-step explanation guide.
The pattern runs from Size EU 36 to 46. This is the equivalent of UK Sizes 8 to 18 and US Sizes 4 to 14.
Poplin, viscose, lightweight denim, crepe (viscose, polyester, wool), washed linen, chambray, African wax print, flannel, lightweight cotton twill, lightweight woollen fabric, lightweight jacquard.
Fabric as below (shown in yards)
|A – 55” wide fabric||31/8||31/4||31/4||31/4||33/8|
|B – 55” wide fabric||21/8||21/4||23/8||23/8||21/2|
|B – 43” wide fabric||25/8||25/8||25/8||23/4||23/4|
|C – 55” wide fabric||35/8||33/4||33/4||33/4||33/4|
|D – 55” wide fabric||23/8||23/8||21/2||25/8||23/4|
|D – 43” wide fabric||3||31/8||31/8||31/4||–|
MEASUREMENT CHART (shown in inches):
Height: 5’5” – Cup: B
FINISHED GARMENT MEASUREMENTS (shown in inches)
|Classic sleeve length*||233/8||231/2||235/8||233/4||237/8||24||241/8||241/4||243/8||241/2|
|Bishop sleeve length*||211/8||211/4||213/8||211/2||215/8||213/4||217/8||22||221/8||221/4|
*The length of the sleeves includes the cuff.
**From the top of the shoulder at the neckline to the bottom of the garment on the center front.
Iron-on interfacing: 16 by 28 inches (40 x 70 cm)
You will need 5/8 inch (1.5 cm) diameter buttons. Below is how many you will need for each version.
Version A: 12 buttons
Version B: 9 buttons
Version C: 10 buttons
Version D: 7 buttons