During our shirt-making series learn how to sew a button-up shirt or shirt dress. Button-ups have lots of special details that can create lots of challenges, let us guide you through the steps to make a shirt that looks professionally sewn and finished. Start by selecting a pattern of your choice (can be a basic button-up or version of, or even a shirt-dress). Choose a pattern with a collar (with or without a stand), a placket and buttons and button-holes. It can have sleeves or be sleeveless. Then pick your favorite fabric so we can get started! (Firecracker Fabrics has several great pattern options including the Cashmerette Harrison shirt and Lenox shirt dress which has a beautiful curvy shape and goes up to size 28 and cup sizes are included as well up to H.
Instructor: Maeve Blessing
Choose a button-up shirt or shirt-dress pattern. Firecracker Fabrics has several choices, so stop by and see what you like! You want something with a collar, placket, and button-holes so that you can learn those things in this class!
- 1 or 2 spools of all-purpose thread to match
- Fabric yardage as specified by the pattern in a woven (non-stretch) cotton quilting weight, lawn, voile, chambray or other similar fabric.
- Get extra fabric if you are trying to match a plaid.
- Fusible interfacing (light to medium weight) as specified on the pattern
- Buttons as specified on the pattern
Recommended Experience Level: Intermediate or above