Measure your shoulder size, chest size and waist size. Divide
these figures by two and mark the linen accordingly. Cut two
pieces of fabric (one for the front and the other for the back).
Cut a shallow 'V'-shape or curve at the top of one of the panels. This
forms the neckline for the front of the shirt Cut two matching
small isosceles triangles of fabric Sew these to the top of the
front section. Using the spare long
side of the triangles sew to the top of the back panel. From
the base of the shirt, sew the sides leaving space for the arms.
Measure your arm length and mark two
matching rhombus panels on a fresh piece of fabric. The length of
the long side should match your arm measurement. Fold this in
half to make a long, thin rectangle.
Cut two small squares of fabric -
these will form gussets which will be attached to the sleeves
Sew along the edge of the
sleeve attaching the gusset at one end.
Make sure the shirt body is
inside-out and that the sleeve is turned the right way round.
(This may not seem logical but it is important) Attach the
sleeve to the body. Repeat for other sleeve.
Hem around the bottom of the
shirt, around the neckline and around the sleeves