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.

For the first class, please remember to bring along your Master Bodice Block and your booklet from our Sewing & Pattern-making Basic course. Drafting and sewing tools are provided. You do not need to bring anything on the first day of class.

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.

*Minimum 2 to start a class

SKILLSFUTURE CLAIM: Click here after booking your course with us to make your claim and email us at to send us your Claim ID. You may also follow the directions on how to claim for Skillsfuture here.

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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  1. Yoke

    An enjoyable learning experience

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    The instructor is professional and knowledgeable. The finer points of shirtmaking are explained gently and questions are answered with patience. The instructor, Shareen, is a great motivator who guided me through the tricky and more difficult parts of sewing. Her encouragement has made it possible for me to complete my shirt dress inspite of my very limited sewing experience. Her generosity in sharing her dressmaking expertise has inspired me to sew more shirts in the years to come.

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