Sewing & Patternmaking INT: Shirtdress (Series of 7)

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We suggest taking our Sewing & Pattern making Basic: Womenswear class before this class. Otherwise, please contact us to discuss your level of experience.

7 session course total 21 hours

Once a week (same time each week)

All sewing tools & domestic sewing machines provided.

Fabric NOT included –  Non-stretch cotton fabrics recommended. Please get in touch for any clarifications.

The classic button-up Work-Shirt is a staple of any wardrobe.  Forget the endless struggle to find one that fits you perfectly off the rack, here’s your chance to tailor a custom collared piece for yourself!

Develop your basic block to a button-up shirt-dress complete with shirt yoke, collar, collar stand, set-in sleeves and tower sleeve placket. We will take you through these shirtmaking construction techniques: Front placket construction with a double-layered finished yoke, Setting in sleeves, Barrel cuffs & tower sleeve plackets, Collar & collar stand construction and narrow hemming curves.

Pick up essential shirt-making techniques with our easy-to-understand lessons in small-class sizes taught by friendly trainers!

In addition to class hours, courses include ONE optional replacement class; additional studio time is chargeable.

What You’ll Learn:

  • How to develop basic blocks to full collared shirt with sleeves.
  • Hands-on stitching practice and effective sewing steps for shirt-making.
  • understanding of drafting patterns, layout and cutting on-grain

Classes start on time, please arrive 5 mins early if possible.

Individual & group workshops are available to book on request, please enquire. We also offer workshops not listed & can tailor them to suit your needs.

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