Folkwear #116 - Shirts of Russia & Ukraine - Unisex Sewing Pattern
Folkwear #116 Shirts of Russia & Ukraine pattern features popular shirts, worn by late 19th-century peasants and nobility alike. They reflect a merging of European and Central Asian textile traditions, creating a unique folk art. All three shirts are narrower than many ethnic styles; each has a high snug collar, a lined shoulder area, and narrow side panels.
View A is typical straight-sleeved Ukrainian shirt; the center front opening has facings turned to the outside and closes with hooks and eyes.
View B, from North-Central Ukraine, features an overlap side closing. The sleeves are gathered into narrow cuffs; cuffs and collar may be fastened with hooks and eyes or traditional button-and-loop closures.
The off-center side placket in View C is a Russian feature. Its folded construction conceals a buttoned closing.
In all three styles, the collar, sleeve hems or cuffs and front opening may be left untrimmed, finished with braid, or embroidered. Authentic embroidery designs are given for each style.
Pattern runs small. Please size up a size to give yourself enough room for any adjustments. Folkwear recommends you ease the collar into the neck, hand basting first to get the ease correct.