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Short-Sleeved Perfect Pintuck Poet Shirt: In fresh spring colors, this warm-weather update of our popular Pintuck Poet Shirt is made of the same wrinkle-resistant fabric, draping gracefully and going from wash to wear without an iron. It features a gently fitted pintucked bodice with a slightly more shaped and streamlined look than our original Pintuck Poet Shirt. Short sleeves have stitched-down cuffs. Shaped hem falls below hip.
  • Falls below hip
  • Poly/rayon
  • Machine wash
  • Imported
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Do you know your acetate from a hole in the ground? Your gussets from your grommets? If not, here's a list of the more commonly used textile words and terms that you'll see in our catalog. For more information or clarification, you can call us at: 1-800-770-3387

ACETATE - A manufactured fiber that uses cellulose refined from cotton and/or wood pulp. Characteristics: fast drying, wrinkle- and shrinkage-resistant, crisp or soft depending on end use, luxurious in appearance.

ACRYLIC - A manufactured fiber made from long-chain synthetic polymers. Characteristics: wrinkle resistance; low moisture absorbency and quick-drying; provides warmth yet lightweight, soft and resilient.

ALPACA - The fleece from an Alpaca, a cousin to the llama. Alpaca fleece is similar in characteristics to wool, but softer, silkier and more lustrous.

BANDED COLLAR - A shirt without a fold-over collar; there is only the band at the neck.

BARTACK - A close series of stitches crossing a piece of cloth in order to reinforce at a point of concentrated strain (e.g. belt loop or patch pocket corner).

BASKET WEAVE - A variation of the plain weave in which two or more threads weave alike in both warp (down) and filling (across) directions, joined in the regular order of the plain weave. So named for the basket-like pattern of the weave.

BATIK - A method of resist dyeing which employs wax as the resist. The pattern is covered with wax, and the fabric is then dyed: the wax patterns will not take the dye. The wax is removed after dyeing by boiling the fabric or applying solvent. The fabric is often streaked where the dye has gone through cracks in the wax. Batik dyeing originated in Indonesia.

BESOM - A narrow piece of fabric that works as an edging on a pocket; can be single besom, one side of pocket opening or double besom, both sides.

BOX PLEAT - Two small, back to back outward facing pleats that have a box- like appearance. On shirts, box pleats are positioned in the center back at the bottom of the yoke to allow ease of movement in the shoulders and arms.

BROADCLOTH - A fine, closely woven, lustrous cotton or cotton/poly blend made in plain weave with a fine rib in the direction of the filling (across). The filling yarn is heavier and has less twist than the warp yarn (down). The cloth is usually mercerized, and has a soft, firm finish.

BRUSHING - A finishing process for woven or knit fabrics in which brushes or other abrading elements are used to raise a nap (a fuzzy or downy surface). Brushed fabrics have a soft, slightly weathered, broken-in feel.

BUTTON-DOWN COLLAR - Having buttonholes on the collar points so they fasten to the shirt.

CAMP COLLAR - A one-piece collar that lays flat, part of the shirt also lays flat to create a notch. Also called a Convertible Collar or Notched Collar.

CANVAS - A general classification of strong, firm, closely woven fabrics usually made with cotton. A heavier, open weave comprised of plied yarns (a number of single yarns, usually three, twisted together). Characteristics: very hard-wearing, generally water-resistant.

CASHMERE - The fleece that comes from a Cashmere goat. These animals roam at high elevations (10,000 - 15,000 ft.), hence their very warm, soft fleece. Garments made with cashmere are normally more expensive because of limited yield (one goat produces only 4 ounces of fleece a year).

CHAMBRAY - A general class of plain weave, usually cotton, made with a colored warp (down) and white filling (across). Most often made using blue and white, but also available in stripes, checks and figured patterns.

COMBING - The removal of short fibers or noils from material so that the resulting yarn be composed of larger fibers. The comb straightens and arranges them in parallel order.

CORDUROY - A strong, durable fabric with cotton ground and vertical cut-pile stripes (wales) formed by an extra system of filling yarns. The foundation of the fabric can be either a plain or twill weave. Of all cotton fabrics, corduroy is the warmest because its wales form an insulated cushion of air.

COTTON - A vegetable fiber consisting of unicellular hairs attached to the seed of the cotton plant. The normal color of cotton is light to dark cream, and its chemical composition is almost pure cellulose. A distinct feature of the mature fiber is its spirality or twist. In fabrics, cotton makes for strong, versatile, cool-wearing and comfortable garments.

CREPE - A general classification of fabric characterized by a broad range of crinkled or gained surface effects. Methods of making crepe include the use of hard twisted yarns, special chemical treatment, special weaves and embossing.

DART - A tuck in the fabric that is sewn. It is used to define the shape of a garment making a two dimensional piece of fabric into a three-dimensional garment. Darts are usually seen where the body curves: bust, waist, hip.

DENIM - A well-known basic cotton or blended fabric in a right- or left-hand woven twill. Generally, the warp (down) is dyed blue with a white filling (across). Also called "dungaree."

DOBBY - A general term for a fabric woven on a special dobby loom, which allows the weaving of small, geometric figures. These patterns are beyond the range of simple looms, yet too limited to be produced economically by Jacquard loom. A dobby weave can be distinguished from a plain weave by its more ornate and intricate woven appearance.

FLANNEL - Generally, a cotton or wool fabric, napped on one or both sides (usually both), then bleached, dyed or printed, and brushed or rerun through the napping machine to revive the nap. Flannel fabrics are very soft and cozy.

FLEECE - 1). A heavy napped surface, most often in knit goods, made with a heavy and soft-spun back yarn, which is napped in finishing (e.g. the inside surface of a sweatshirt). 2). Wool sheared from sheep or other animals in the wool class. The term is especially used for the entire coat of wool shorn from the sheep at one time; it is generally taken off the animal in one piece.

GARMENT DYEING - The garment is first produced, then the complete garment is dyed.

GARMENT WASH - The garment is constructed and then washed to soften the fabric and minimize shrinkage.

GAUGE - A measurement used in knitted garments that reflects the size of the needles used to knit the garment. The larger the gauge, the smaller the needle - therefore, the finer the knit.

GORE - Vertical panels in a skirt or dress; enhances the fit of a garment.

GROMMET - Little air holes reinforced with metal ring, usually on jackets, hats or shoes to allow ventilation.

GROSGRAIN - A firm, closely woven, ribbed fabric. It has a dressy appearance and is used for ribbons, neckties, hatbands and trimmings.

GUSSET - A triangular piece of fabric inserted into a garment to improve the fit or for reinforcement (e.g. on the sleeve of a jacket under the arm to allow for extra layering).

HERRINGBONE TWILL - A broken twill weave composed of vertical sections which are alternately right hand and left hand in direction, resembling the vertebral structure of the herring (zigzag). The twill changes direction perfectly where the weave breaks, balancing the overall pattern of the fabric.

HOLLYWOOD WAISTBAND - The waistband is the same piece of fabric as the rest of the garment. Advantages are that it has a smooth silhouette making the transition from hip to waist more gradual.

JACQUARD - A system of weaving which, because of a pattern-making mechanism of great versatility, permits the production of very ornate, complex woven designs. This type of weaving is used for tapestry, figured necktie and dress fabric, and figured patterns on knit goods (sweaters).

JERSEY - A generic term for a plain knitted fabric; its principal distinction is that it is not a fabric with a distinct rib (e.g. T-shirt fabric).

KNIT - Knit fabrics are made up of a series of interlocking loops that result in a flexible construction. All knits have some stretch.

LINEN - One of the oldest textile fibers known. Though the fiber and the fabric are both commonly known as linen, it is actually flax, the fiber of the Linum plant. Linen is generally favored for its fine, strong, cool-wearing properties. It drapes away from the skin rather than clinging to it. In knitwear, linen is combined with other natural or synthetic fibers for improved strength and resiliency.

MERCERIZATION - A treatment of cotton yarn or fabric to increase its luster. Its affinity for dyes is also enhanced. In the process, the material is immersed under tension in a sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) solution. This later is neutralized in acid. The process causes a permanent swelling of the fiber, thus increasing its luster.

NYLON - The generic term for man-made fibers composed of polyamides derived from coal and petroleum. Characteristics: high strength, elasticity, low water absorption and quick-drying.

OMBRE - A color effect woven into the fabric that has gradual changes in shade from light to dark, generally produced by arranging different tones in the warp.

PIGMENT DYEING - A process in which a specific type of dye is applied to the surface of a fabric, then after one washing it fades into a softer color. The color will slowly continue to fade with age. Pigment dyed products from TravelSmith are prewashed and will not harm other garments during washing after they've been washed once.

PLACKET - An opening with fabric piecing and buttons or snaps on a garment that facilitates dressing. Plackets can be at the neck of a shirt, the cuff of a sleeve, or the waist of a skirt or pair of pants.

PLEATS - Small tucks in clothing to allow for extra room and ease of movement. Pleats can be seen at the waist of pants or skirts, the cuff of a sleeve, the waist or bust area of a blouse or dress.

POLYESTER - A manufactured fiber made from long-chain synthetic polymers. Characteristics: crease-resistance, quick-drying, great shape retention, high strength, abrasion resistance and easy care.

PRINTING - Applying color(s) in definite, repeated patterns of fabric by any one of a number of printing methods. Color is deposited in thick paste form and treated with steam or chemicals to cause it to migrate into or adhere to textile material. The design is not woven into the cloth but stamped in after the cloth is woven or knit.

RAMIE - A strong, soft fiber yielded by the inner bark of the Ramie plant. The fiber is white, soft, lustrous and slightly coarser than flax (linen) when degummed and bleached. Ramie fabrics are strong, smooth and durable.

RAYON - A generic term for man-made fibers composed of regenerated cellulose derived from trees, cotton and woody plants. Characteristics: high absorbency, bright or dull luster, pleasant feel or hand, good draping qualities, ability to be dyed in brilliant colors and superior strength.

REACTIVE DYE - A type of dye that completely saturates the fabric for a long lasting color.

RIB KNIT - A double-knit fabric in which the rib wales or vertical rows of stitches intermesh alternatively on the face and the back of the fabric. Rib knit fabrics have good elasticity and shape retention, especially in the width.

RISE - The measurement on pants from the front waist between the legs up to the back waist. This refers to how high or low a pant will ride (i.e. "short-waist" or "long-waist")

SANDBLASTING - The garment is literally sandblasted for a worn-in look; fabric has to be very durable to withstand the abuse, usually 14 oz. denim for jeans.

SANDWASH - Sand is put into the industrial wash for a softened feel and texture for the garment.

SHIRTTAIL HEM - The curved bottom hem of a shirt - higher on the side hip area (for ease of movement) dipping low in the front and back (so that the shirt will stay tucked into pants).

SILK - Continuous protein filament produced by the larvae of various insects, especially the caterpillar when constructing its cocoon. The chief portion of commercial silk is produced in Japan and China. Characteristics: resiliency, aesthetics, elasticity and strength, warm in winter, cool in summer.

SLUB - A lump or thick place on yarn caused by small lengths of yarn adhering to it during the spinning process. This adds a random texture to the fabric when the yarn is woven or knit into a garment.

SPREAD COLLAR - An open collar with no buttons to hold the collar points to the shirt. Spread collars have two pieces: the fold over collar part and the stand that keeps the collar close to the neck.

STANDARD WAISTBAND - An extra piece of fabric that is sewn to the body of the pants, shorts or skirt.

TENCEL - A cellulosic fiber produced by Courtaulds, spun from an amine oxide solvent that offers a higher degree of polymerization than is available with rayon. Characteristics: pleasant feel or hand, good draping qualities, ability to be dyed in brilliant colors, superior strength, and easy care.

VENTED BOTTOM - The bottom hem of a shirt that is cut straight with side slits to allow ease of movement. Vents are usually 2" deep.

WALE - In woven fabric, one series of ribs, cords, or raised portions. In corduroy fabric, wales per inch are counted to distinguish broad- from fine-textured cloth. The higher the wale number, the finer the texture of the fabric.

WEIGHT OF CLOTH (OZ.) - A description or classification of many fabrics by weight per yard.

WELT - A piece of fabric that works as an edging on a pocket; usually a single welt and wider than a besom.

WOOL - Primarily the fleece of a sheep or lamb - but can also refer to fleece of the alpaca, angora, cashmere goat, camel and vicuna. The fiber is distinguished from hair by the character of its covering: minute overlapping scales, which give it a felting property. Characteristics: strong and resilient, soft and warm, wicks away moisture and dyes well for rich coloration.

WOVEN - Woven fabrics are produced by the interlacing of yarns. Each filling yarn goes alternately over and under each warp yarn.

YARN-DYEING - Dyeing of individual yarns before weaving or knitting. Compared to garment dyes or prints, yarn-dyed fabrics boast richer, longer lasting color.

YOKE - An added section of fabric in a shirt or pants that enhances the fit. On a shirt, the yoke is usually on the back across the top shoulder area but can also be on the front shoulder to chest area. On pants, it is generally on the back of jeans-style pants located below the waistband.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating:

(based on 41 reviews)

By Vilma
N.hollywood Ca, CA
June 14, 2017
"Very nice blause beautiful color and fabric "
April 29, 2017
"I bought three of these last summer in various colors. They were my go-to top, and I've already moved them to this summer's wear. They wash and dry without wrinkles and pack wonderfully. Worth every penny!"
By KateS
fairfax, VA
April 04, 2017
"Some colors rival thrift store bargains (<$10). Fabric is a bit scratchy & stiff. Generous torso fit; arms were a bit snug for me and my Mark McGwire-sized upper arms."
By lvwilsons
September 22, 2016
"My favorite shirt - I absolutely love this cool, comfortable shirt! I have several colors and never tire of wearing it. You can dress it up or down and wear it anywhere. Care is easy - ironing is never necessary. It is quite attractive and I'll say it again - very comfortabl- I recommend this product."
By johannahauki
July 03, 2016
"Boomerang - I had high hopes for this shirt, and ordeted two colors. While it looks nice in the photos, the actual experience disappoints. The fabric is thick, stiff and icky-feeling, and the shape makes it look like maternity apparel. Returned both.I would not recommend this product."
By adsrowley
June 22, 2016
"Uneven sizing - Almost all of the critical comments on sizing for this shirt mention that the shirt runs small. I had the opposite problem. I ordered the small, my normal size, but this shirt was huge on me, especially across the bust. I wear a 34D bra, so I do appreciI would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
June 20, 2016
"Fabric, even after washing, is too stiff. Collar rides up back of neck.- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Highlands, NC
June 12, 2016
"Poets will love it - I have two long sleeved and two short sleeved. Love them. They pack beautifully and stay neat during long wearing. Also wash with no trouble at all.- I recommend this product."
By raheller28
Roanoke, VA
May 15, 2016
"good for travel - I ordered two of these blouses for travel. I ordered small and it fits well. I normally wear a size 8. I washed and dried them and they came out of the dryer fine - no need to iron. Thank you.- I recommend this product."
By liteq2
May 13, 2016
"Not a poet shirt - I own multiple (10)TravelSmith poet shirts both long and short sleeves in medium and large. I love them and wear them many times a week for work, casual, travel. This is NOT a poet shirt but a blouse complete with bust darts and a very slim fit over the hI would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
May 12, 2016
"Good fit, great colors - I bought two of these in blue and red and the fit is perfect for me and the colors vivid and attractive.- I recommend this product."
By jrliston
May 12, 2016
"I wanted to like this - I ordered 3 of these in different colors and wanted to like this so much. I normally wear a size 12 so ordered a medium, which fit until I moved my hands "forward" and then there was no room in the shoulders. this needs a dart at the shoulder yoke on eachI would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
April 24, 2016
"great s/s shirt, wish there were more colors, easy wash, dry, wear- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
April 17, 2016
"Great Fit - It is a rare occurrence for me to find an article of clothing which fits, but this is one that does. It looks nice and trim through the shoulders, while giving me plenty of room through the hip area - a true phenomenon!! I wish it came in a wider variety- I recommend this product."
By kathie
April 15, 2016
"Cute and Comfortable - This shirt fits perfectly. I am thinking about ordering more of them in other colors. We travel often so this will be a great shirt to pack since it does need ironing.- I recommend this product."
By ckilty
Pacific NW
April 12, 2016
"So Different! - I have several short and long sleeved Poet Shirts and love them. This "new" version fits very slim in the waist. Not at all what I want. I love these shirts as they always look crisp, fresh, no wrinkles, and do not hug the body. I ordered my usual large aI would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
April 11, 2016
"The color is beautiful but it ran slightly smaller than expected.- I recommend this product."
By pedzsw
Greenville, NC
April 07, 2016
"Beautiful classic shirt - Really beautiful shirt. Loved it! Reminded me of shirt I had several years ago. Vibrant colors. Very feminine and flattering fit. Bought this in 2 colors and loved both!- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
January 29, 2016
"not as nice as ling sleeved shirt of same name - does not feel or fit as well as the long sleeve poet shirtI would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Washington DC
December 16, 2015
"Bring Back Black - I bought 3 of these shirts about 10 years ago and LOVE them. I bought them in black, size 3x and wear them for work. They are roomy, flattering, never need ironing and still look as good as new. I have lost weight and want to buy 10 more in a smaller size- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
July 17, 2015
"The sleeve runs small. Couldn't get sleeve over upper arm.Loved blouse (shirt). Too bad I couldn't wear it.- I recommend this product."
By lampkathy
St Paul, MN
July 08, 2015
"Looks very nice - I have not washed it yet so did not give it a 5 star rating. It fits well; it is comfortable and the color is great. I think I will get a lot of value from it this summer.- I recommend this product."
By maresteele
May 19, 2015
"Too small - I own a long sleeve Poet's Shirt in size large and it's very generously sized, bordering on too big. I love it, and get compliments every time I wear it. I ordered the short sleeve Poet's Shirt in large and could barely button it across the chest. Had to- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
May 10, 2015
"Great Iron-Free Blouse - This blouse comes out of the dryer iron-free. I quickly hang it up and it is ready to wear. I usually wear a size 12-14. The L was too big and the M fit just fine. The pink is vibrant.- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
March 27, 2015
"Poet shirt - I returned this shirt as the material is just too heavy for the hot Florida summers. Runs a little small. Would have kept it if is was a lighter material.I would not recommend this product."
By sfoss
San Antonio, Texas
March 25, 2015
"BEWARE--STYLE CHANGE - I was so excited to see the short-sleeve shirt in the catalog. I have been buying this style and the long-sleeve version of the shirt since it came out. I have both styles of shirts in several colors and loved them. However, the short-sleeve shirt now hasI would not recommend this product."
By chrismlund
Santa Monica CA
July 20, 2014
"fabric uncomfortable - I am returning this shirt because the fabric feels rough and scratchyI would not recommend this product."
By mimiwoo4
July 16, 2014
"Stiff Fabric - I ordered two of these tops, hoping to wear them with skirts I have. While the shirt fit me in the shoulders, the material didn't have any give or stretch to it, so when I moved my arms forward the shirt was very tight around my back. I found the materialI would not recommend this product."
By lebaleos
Lebanon, CT
July 12, 2014
"runs small - I already have this shirt in several colors, all size medium, purchased several years ago. I just bought another in size medium. Never occurred to me that they might run small. I ironed it and put it in the closet. Did not return because it was ironed. BoI would not recommend this product."
By nbist
June 22, 2014
"Not a change for the better. - Bought 2 of these last year and wear them constantly. This years version is much smaller and shorter. Very tight across the shoulders and the shoulder seams were off by over an inch (I looked lopsided!). Pintucks were also not equal on each side. Very disI would not recommend this product."
By ginnyljones70
Lake Tahoe and So CA Beach
June 12, 2014
"great stylish quality top - nice fabric, beautiful colors, fits great and looks like a higher quality top. I travel a lot and stay in 4-5 star resorts - stylish enough to wear and comfortable.- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
June 08, 2014
"Great shirt - Love the shirt and the new slimmer cut. Wish it came in more colors, though!- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
June 08, 2014
"Great shirt - Love the shirt and the new slimmer fit. Just wish it came in more colors!- I recommend this product."
By mailorders
June 03, 2014
"Pintuck Poet Shirt - I love this blouse. The quality and styling is very nice. The fabric is very nice too although I haven't washed it yet. I bought a navy and an aqua one. Then, when it came and it was so nice, I decided that since I am seriously dieting and I was sort of o- I recommend this product."
By sk_louisos
Charleston, WV
May 28, 2014
"Not-So-Perfect Pintuck Poet Shirt - If you are looking at this shirt thinking it will be just like the long sleeve version in the catalog from 2 years ago you should be warned it is not. It is not even the same quality as the long sleeve one from this past winter. The quality in these shirtI would not recommend this product."
By tchilless
Paris, Texas
May 09, 2014
"Great blouse! - Love this blouse. The color is bright and it went through the washer and dryer, did not fade and did not require ironing. I only wish it was also available in red.- I recommend this product."
By ElizabethAAubrey
Grand Junction, MI
May 02, 2014
"Nice but! - I thought this would be the same quality as the long sleeve poet shirts but the fabric is not as nice and it needs to be ironed. I did keep it though as I like the forgiving style.- I recommend this product."
By Marjoriefeldman
April 22, 2014
"New short sleeve style - I have several old style. They were a little snug in the shoulders but otherwise fine. This new style is tight across the bustling and shorter and not as much material for a nice flow around the hip area. I was very disappointed as other then the old stylI would not recommend this product."
By dnpbuck
Auburn, CA
April 15, 2014
"I love the quality, fabric, fit and color. I have received many compliments while wearing it.. Thanks so much for a blouse I will enjoy wearing for a long time!- I recommend this product."
By lynpitt
April 11, 2014
"Short sleeved perfect Pintuck Poet Shirt - I ordered one last year and loved it.So glad they brought the shirt back, but it is not as full as the one last year and it is about 1" shorter.I still love it.- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Dallas, Texas
April 05, 2014
"Sizing - These shirts are of very good quality and well made. My only complaint is that there is a REALLY big difference between the size medium and the large I bought the larges which seemed kind of loose and "blousy" but the medium would barely button across the- I recommend this product."