Breeze Shirt - Men/Straight Fit
Digital Pattern + Video Class

Breeze Shirt - Men/Straight Fit
Digital Pattern + Video Class

$16.00 USD
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The Breeze Shirt is a simple and casual pullover-style top, with an easy, loose fit that was just made for the warm, relaxed days of summer.  Designed for light, airy woven fabrics, the pattern includes short or long sleeves, with polished-looking yet beginner-friendly details.

Skill Level: Adventurous beginner 

Breeze Shirt Sewing Pattern Video Class by Twig + Tale

Video Support: A full course of clear, concise videos accompany this pattern, alongside a comprehensive written and photographed instruction booklet.

Sizing + Supplies

The Men's Breeze Shirt comes in sizes to fit a 32"-60" (81.3cm - 152.4cm) chest measurement.

View Breeze Shirt patterns for all the family here

View size chart + materials list . 
(Please note the above size chart is wider than the page, so you may need to scroll to the right to view the entire chart)

Make old things new again! Twig & Tale patterns pair wonderfully with recycled fabrics. Look to gently used light weight linen garments, and muslin baby wraps for inspiration.

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Breeze Shirt sewing pattern by Twig + Tale - View Diagrams

  • Beautiful beginner-friendly French seams (no overlocker required) for a stunning finish inside and out
  • Short or long sleeves
  • Optional sleeve tabs and hem splits 

Breeze Shirt sewing patten by Twig + Tale New Zealand

  • Learn how to customise the Breeze Shirt pattern to create even more beautiful versions on our blog
Bonus Resources
Printing Info + FAQ

This is a PDF pattern and includes three printing options:

  1. US Letter/A4 - tiled and designed to print on your home printer
  2. Copyshop - A0 wide-format file  (33.1″ x 46.8″) 
  3. Projector - specially-formatted and optimised for home projector use.   Read more about using our projector files here 

All pattern printing formats include “layers”, allowing you to print only the size(s) you need, or all of the sizes. A comprehensive sewing instruction tutorial is supplied.

View pattern FAQ 

Cover image by Kristie Comarmond

 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 40 reviews
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Neuse River Sailor (Winston-Salem, US)
A slightly stronger breeze

With winter coming in my hemisphere, I won't have much need for a Breeze shirt for a few months, so I decided to make what could be called a "fresh breeze" (Beaufort Scale 17-21 knots), suitable for the colder months, for myself. I had already made a couple of shirts to the child's pattern for a grandson, so I knew I could manage one using slightly heavier fabric, in this case, upholstery canvas. I used my Morse 4300 which had no trouble punching through the multiple layers of cloth, with V69 unbonded polyester thread and a size 16 needle.

A friend who is a machinist noted, apropos of nothing, that a shirt is worthless if it doesn't have a pocket. I wouldn't go that far, but his comment did prod me to put a pocket on mine. The finished product is one of the most comfortable shirts I own. I don't iron my clothes any more, now that I am retired. The iron is strictly for the construction stage. I think this shirt looks just fine with wrinkles.

Thanks, T&T, for another great pattern. It's clear that you are thinking about ease of construction when you make your designs, and that is much appreciated by this stitcher. The detailed instructions and videos are a great help.

I have oxford and broadcloth on order to make Breeze shirts for next spring.

D
Debra Gallivan (London, GB)
Fab pattern

Great patter, easy to follo.I would definitely recommend.Made it for my son in this lovely soft cotton,next make will be in a gauze or linen type fabric xx

K
Karen Hilsdon (Braintree, GB)
Breeze shirt

Lovely simple pattern and the made up shirt looks stunning

A
Anne-Sophie Prunier (Perth, AU)
Really good pattern and simple to hack

Thanks for offering large sizes for men. Yes it's breezy but my dad loved it like that. The husband one is already ordered.

C
Colin Lamb (Preston, GB)
Good, but others which are already printed are better and less hassle

Liked the look but the pattern was just far to much ease for my size.
The sleeves were cut following the pattern and they were far to big over the biceps and the forearms were 3x what I needed them to be.
Plus points are the comprehensive instructions and video tutorials.
I have completed a Bursa pattern of a similar design and that is vastly superior in design.
Just to close, its having to printout your own pattern on well over 30 pages of A4, then cut them and glue them together which is a pain in everywhere.

Thank you for your thoughts Colin. We do appreciate getting your feedback on our patterns!

The majority of our other patterns do include a large-scale A0 print file, to be used at a copyshop. This can prevent the need to tape as many pages together, if that would be helpful for you in achieving any of our other patterns.

As far as fit, Breeze is intended to be a loose fit, as a breezy beach shirt, but it sounds as though your experience was even a bit looser than that. Did you select based on measurements, or RTW size? And did you check your print scale?

If you'd like troubleshooting to use the pattern again in the future, we are always here to help - you may feel free to contact me anytime at support@twigandtale.com. All the best to you!

Z
Zina Henry (Memphis, US)
My husband loves it!

I’ve been looking for a shirt to fit my husband in a style that he likes. He wanted a mandarin collar type shirt and the Breeze Shirt was perfect. I cut a size a 60 (the largest size) and it fit him perfectly. I’ve made 2 already and have plans to make more. I like a more narrow collar so I will increase the seam allowance on the collar. Thank you for this lovely pattern.

J
John Lopes (Beeton, CA)
Second project

This is my second project from Twig & Tale. Overall went a lot faster than the previous (vest) - I had some issues that I put down to bad technique (I'm a beginner, it's only my second garment.) I would advise that you need to make sure when sewing the backing onto the front piece that the fabric is flat, otherwise you'll end up with some bunching (not the end of the world, I didn't bother to undo my stitching and just left it.)

Also when attaching the inner part of the collar you need to sew the TOP of the collar and NOT the bottom (that comes later) I made this mistake as the video wasn't very clear, so have the video and written tutorial side by side. - I didn't bother with a front closure or the side cuts.

SIZING: I am a size 40 (with long arms - regular length in suit sizing) according to the chart but went with a 38 in the pattern as this is a roomy shirt. I used a double gauze with reinforcement of the collar and front backing as well as the sleeve roll up tabs. The French seems are AWESOME and a game changer for me, the garment looks great inside as-well and will last forever. Also, the garment has a really nice shape though you can't tell from my pics

Completion time was about 2 days not counting cutting out the pattern pieces of piecing the pattern from the prints. - Pic is pre wash.

I just purchased the female version for my better-half.

Cheers

R
Robyn Southwood (Auckland, NZ)
Simple & Stylish

I love the simplicity of this pattern. I made a mock up first for my partner to check the sizing and fit and he loves it. Just waiting on a fabric delivery to make the real thing. The instructions are easy to follow and the collar/facing is a clever construction. It’s great to be able to make it out of different types of fabric. I know I will make many more for family members too.
Thanks for the great pattern!

N
NZinga Boyce (Raleigh, US)
Fantastic pattern

I made this shirt for my husband. It was my first attempt at Menswear. The directions were very thorough. I will definitely be making more.

D
Danita Courtney (Spruce Head, US)
Incredible design with beautiful outcome!

I made this linen shirt on my grandmother's Singer treadle sewing machine as I wanted all the French seams to be perfect. All I can say is that it was a slow sew and the end results were extremely gratifying. The videos along the way were so helpful for construction purposes and added to the depth of this pattern and the instructions. I still took my time and enjoyed every step. The final product was such a joy to give to my husband who LOVES wearing his linen pants. This Breeze top is the perfect addition to his wardrobe. I can highly recommend the Breeze Shirt for anyone looking for quality and function. It really is a beautiful shirt!

Customer Reviews

Based on 40 reviews
95%
(38)
3%
(1)
0%
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3%
(1)
0%
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Neuse River Sailor (Winston-Salem, US)
A slightly stronger breeze

With winter coming in my hemisphere, I won't have much need for a Breeze shirt for a few months, so I decided to make what could be called a "fresh breeze" (Beaufort Scale 17-21 knots), suitable for the colder months, for myself. I had already made a couple of shirts to the child's pattern for a grandson, so I knew I could manage one using slightly heavier fabric, in this case, upholstery canvas. I used my Morse 4300 which had no trouble punching through the multiple layers of cloth, with V69 unbonded polyester thread and a size 16 needle.

A friend who is a machinist noted, apropos of nothing, that a shirt is worthless if it doesn't have a pocket. I wouldn't go that far, but his comment did prod me to put a pocket on mine. The finished product is one of the most comfortable shirts I own. I don't iron my clothes any more, now that I am retired. The iron is strictly for the construction stage. I think this shirt looks just fine with wrinkles.

Thanks, T&T, for another great pattern. It's clear that you are thinking about ease of construction when you make your designs, and that is much appreciated by this stitcher. The detailed instructions and videos are a great help.

I have oxford and broadcloth on order to make Breeze shirts for next spring.

D
Debra Gallivan (London, GB)
Fab pattern

Great patter, easy to follo.I would definitely recommend.Made it for my son in this lovely soft cotton,next make will be in a gauze or linen type fabric xx

K
Karen Hilsdon (Braintree, GB)
Breeze shirt

Lovely simple pattern and the made up shirt looks stunning

A
Anne-Sophie Prunier (Perth, AU)
Really good pattern and simple to hack

Thanks for offering large sizes for men. Yes it's breezy but my dad loved it like that. The husband one is already ordered.

C
Colin Lamb (Preston, GB)
Good, but others which are already printed are better and less hassle

Liked the look but the pattern was just far to much ease for my size.
The sleeves were cut following the pattern and they were far to big over the biceps and the forearms were 3x what I needed them to be.
Plus points are the comprehensive instructions and video tutorials.
I have completed a Bursa pattern of a similar design and that is vastly superior in design.
Just to close, its having to printout your own pattern on well over 30 pages of A4, then cut them and glue them together which is a pain in everywhere.

Thank you for your thoughts Colin. We do appreciate getting your feedback on our patterns!

The majority of our other patterns do include a large-scale A0 print file, to be used at a copyshop. This can prevent the need to tape as many pages together, if that would be helpful for you in achieving any of our other patterns.

As far as fit, Breeze is intended to be a loose fit, as a breezy beach shirt, but it sounds as though your experience was even a bit looser than that. Did you select based on measurements, or RTW size? And did you check your print scale?

If you'd like troubleshooting to use the pattern again in the future, we are always here to help - you may feel free to contact me anytime at support@twigandtale.com. All the best to you!

Z
Zina Henry (Memphis, US)
My husband loves it!

I’ve been looking for a shirt to fit my husband in a style that he likes. He wanted a mandarin collar type shirt and the Breeze Shirt was perfect. I cut a size a 60 (the largest size) and it fit him perfectly. I’ve made 2 already and have plans to make more. I like a more narrow collar so I will increase the seam allowance on the collar. Thank you for this lovely pattern.

J
John Lopes (Beeton, CA)
Second project

This is my second project from Twig & Tale. Overall went a lot faster than the previous (vest) - I had some issues that I put down to bad technique (I'm a beginner, it's only my second garment.) I would advise that you need to make sure when sewing the backing onto the front piece that the fabric is flat, otherwise you'll end up with some bunching (not the end of the world, I didn't bother to undo my stitching and just left it.)

Also when attaching the inner part of the collar you need to sew the TOP of the collar and NOT the bottom (that comes later) I made this mistake as the video wasn't very clear, so have the video and written tutorial side by side. - I didn't bother with a front closure or the side cuts.

SIZING: I am a size 40 (with long arms - regular length in suit sizing) according to the chart but went with a 38 in the pattern as this is a roomy shirt. I used a double gauze with reinforcement of the collar and front backing as well as the sleeve roll up tabs. The French seems are AWESOME and a game changer for me, the garment looks great inside as-well and will last forever. Also, the garment has a really nice shape though you can't tell from my pics

Completion time was about 2 days not counting cutting out the pattern pieces of piecing the pattern from the prints. - Pic is pre wash.

I just purchased the female version for my better-half.

Cheers

R
Robyn Southwood (Auckland, NZ)
Simple & Stylish

I love the simplicity of this pattern. I made a mock up first for my partner to check the sizing and fit and he loves it. Just waiting on a fabric delivery to make the real thing. The instructions are easy to follow and the collar/facing is a clever construction. It’s great to be able to make it out of different types of fabric. I know I will make many more for family members too.
Thanks for the great pattern!

N
NZinga Boyce (Raleigh, US)
Fantastic pattern

I made this shirt for my husband. It was my first attempt at Menswear. The directions were very thorough. I will definitely be making more.

D
Danita Courtney (Spruce Head, US)
Incredible design with beautiful outcome!

I made this linen shirt on my grandmother's Singer treadle sewing machine as I wanted all the French seams to be perfect. All I can say is that it was a slow sew and the end results were extremely gratifying. The videos along the way were so helpful for construction purposes and added to the depth of this pattern and the instructions. I still took my time and enjoyed every step. The final product was such a joy to give to my husband who LOVES wearing his linen pants. This Breeze top is the perfect addition to his wardrobe. I can highly recommend the Breeze Shirt for anyone looking for quality and function. It really is a beautiful shirt!