Sew along to this slow and steady workshop with detailed guidance for beginners. This workshop will give you a solid skillset and good habits to build on which is important to have at the start of your sewing journey.
The simple style means it's a manageable project but that doesn't mean we cut back on quality. You'll learn high quality finishing techniques along with tips on how to handle your fabric and tools to your advantage.
Format: Pre-recorded tutorial - 1 hour 44 minutes. You can watch it in your own time as many times as you want.
What you'll learn:
The workshop will take you through at a steady pace and included built in chapters to break down the project into bitesize stages. You will learn how to sew with more precision, using french seams, applying flat binding and easing in sleeve heads. The course will encourage you to sew with close attention to detail, often using millimetres instead of centimetres as guidelines to encourage aiming for precision. This is a great starting point on the journey to sewing more high quality pieces for your wardrobe.
Preparing Your Pieces
Front Button Stands & Pocket
Sewing the Back Yoke
Side Seams: French Seams
Sleeve Seams: French Seams
Inserting the Sleeves
Pressing & Sewing the Hem
Finishing the Neckline: Flat Binding
Buttons & Button Holes
Construction techniques:French seams, button stands, double back yoke with gathers, inserting a sleeve with armhole ease, patch pocket, buttons & buttonholes and a very beautiful flat binding finishing on the neckline.
Suitable fabrics: The Frida Shirt works in a range of fabrics from lightweight and breathable to thicker and more cosy. Fabrics such as cotton poplin/lawn, linen, very lightweight denim, needlecord, light woollen weave, flannel and brushed cotton are all good options.
Fabric requirements: Our lay-plans are always done on a single layer of fabric to reduce wastage.
Materials list: Self Fabric (see above), 5 x small buttons, 1 x spool of thread, either matching or contrast, a small strip of fusing for the buttons stands
Pages to print:Instructions - 15, A4/US Letter - 33, A0 - 2
The Frida Shirt is fitted on the shoulders with a fairly boxy fit from the bust down. It's cropped to sit on the lower hip and features a simple sleeve that finishes at the wrist bone.
Measurements in cm
UK 6 | US 2 | EU 34
Bust - 101.5, Shoulder to shoulder - 43.55, Length (side neck to hem) - 57.1, Sleeve length - 52.25
UK 8 | US 4 | EU 36
Bust - 104, Shoulder to shoulder - 44.8, Length (side neck to hem) - 58, Sleeve length - 53.5
UK 10 | US 6 | EU 38
Bust - 109, Shoulder to shoulder - 45.5, Length (side neck to hem) - 62, Sleeve length - 54
UK 12 | US 8 | EU 40
Bust - 114, Shoulder to shoulder - 47.2, Length (side neck to hem) - 58.6, Sleeve length - 54.5
UK 14 | US 10 | EU 42
Bust - 119, Shoulder to shoulder - 48.4, Length (side neck to hem) - 59.2, Sleeve length - 55
UK 16 | US 12 | EU 44
Bust - 124, Shoulder to shoulder - 49.6, Length (side neck to hem) - 59.8, Sleeve length - 55.5
UK 18 | US 14 | EU 46
Bust - 129, Shoulder to shoulder - 50.8, Length (side neck to hem) - 60.5, Sleeve length - 56
UK 20 | US 16 | EU 48
Bust - 134, Shoulder to shoulder - 52, Length (side neck to hem) - 61, Sleeve length - 56.5
UK 22 | US 18 | EU 50
Bust - 139, Shoulder to shoulder - 53.2, Length (side neck to hem) - 61.5, Sleeve length - 57
UK 24 | US 20 | EU 52
Bust - 144, Shoulder to shoulder - 54.4, Length (side neck to hem) - 62, Sleeve length - 57.5
UK 26 | US 22 | EU 54
Bust - 149, Shoulder to shoulder - 55.6, Length (side neck to hem) - 62.6, Sleeve length - 58
UK 28 | US 24 | EU 56
Bust - 154, Shoulder to shoulder - 56.8, Length (side neck to hem) - 63, Sleeve length - 58.5
Where to find your patterns & workshops:
After purchasing you'll find your PDF pattern download and any workshops in your account page. Simply log in (or create an account using the same email address used to purchase) and click the account button in the top right corner. The most up to date versions of the patterns will always be available from within your account. If any changes are made to the pattern or instructions you’ll receive an email notification.
How to print your pattern:
You have two options for printing out your pattern.
1. You can get it printed in A0 at a printing shop or sewing pattern company. Search for "sewing pattern printing company" to find a company that does this in your region.
2. Or you can print it yourself on a home printer in A4 or US Letter format and then tile the pages together using tape.
Using PDF layers:
All of our patterns come with PDF layers so you can select the sizes you want to view and print. To do this you’ll need a PDF viewer such as Adobe Acrobat Reader (this is free to download).
More details on printing, using PDF layers and general preparation tips can be found on the ‘Using Our Patterns’ document (download for free here). This document comes with all of our patterns.
Women's Body Measurements
Bust / Waist / Hip (based on standard UK measurements) - Measurements in cms