Learn the art of traditional shirt making and add a beautifully finished worker wear shirt to your wardrobe. This workshop combines traditional shirt making methods with worker wear finishing details to create a high quality contemporary shirt. You'll directly learn the tips of the tailoring trade without wasting time on trial and error.
After this workshop you'll be able to tackle future shirt projects with ease and precision.
Format: Pre-recorded tutorial - 2 hours 13 minutes. You can watch it in your own time as many times as you want.
Level: Intermediate or ambitious beginners
What you'll learn:
This workshop will elevate your sewing skills and improve your confidence through teaching a wide range of classic shirt making techniques. You will learn how to sew with precision, using run & fell seams, sewing complicated plackets & cuff openings, classic collar construction and plenty of detailed top stitching.
The workshop will take you through at a steady pace and included built in chapters to break down the project into bitesize stages. This is a great option for those looking to build their skillset and add more workwear style pieces to their wardrobe.
Preparing Your Pieces
Stitching the Fronts
Stitching the Back Yoke
Side Seams - Run & Fell
Sleeve Seams - Run & Fell
Sewing the Cuffs
Inserting the Sleeves
Collar & Collar Stand
Finishing the Hem
Buttons & Button Holes
Construction techniques: Run & fell seams, placket & cuff, collar & collar stand, double yoke and patch pockets
Suitable fabrics: This piece works in a huge range of fabrics such as denims, twills, canvas, corduroy, needlecord, light woollen weave, flannel, brushed cotton and even lighter fabrics like cotton poplin/lawn, linen.
Fabric requirements: Our lay-plans are always done on a single layer of fabric to reduce wastage.
Materials list:Fabric, 8 x medium buttons (around 1.5cm), 2 x smaller buttons (for the plackets), thread, about 40cm of good quality fusing
Pages to print:Instructions - 17, A4/US Letter - 37, A0 - 2
The Over Shirt is a forgiving shape in terms of fit with dropped shoulders, a roomy square silhoette and a cropped length (finishing just on the hips).
(Measurements in cm)
UK 6 | US 2 | EU 34
Bust - 109cm, Length (side neck to hem) - 58.1cm, Sleeve (neck to cuff) - 66.8cm
UK 8 | US 4 | EU 36
Bust - 111.6cm, Length (side neck to hem) - 58.4cm,Sleeve (neck to cuff) - 67.7cm
UK 10 | US 6 | EU 38
Bust - 116.6cm, Length (side neck to hem) - 59cm,Sleeve (neck to cuff) - 68.5cm
UK 12 | US 8 | EU 40
Bust - 121.6cm, Length (side neck to hem) - 59.6cm,Sleeve (neck to cuff) - 69.3cm
UK 14 | US 10 | EU 42
Bust - 126.6cm, Length (side neck to hem) - 60.2cm, Sleeve (neck to cuff) - 70.1cm
UK 16 | US 12 | EU 44
Bust - 131.6cm, Length (side neck to hem) - 60.8cm,Sleeve (neck to cuff) - 70.9cm
UK 18 | US 14 | EU 46
Bust - 137.6cm, Length (side neck to hem) - 61.5cm,Sleeve (neck to cuff) - 71.9cm
UK 20 | US 16 | EU 48
Bust - 143.6cm, Length (side neck to hem) - 62.2cm,Sleeve (neck to cuff) - 72.8cm
UK 22 | US 18 | EU 50
Bust - 149.6cm, Length (side neck to hem) - 62.9cm, Sleeve (neck to cuff) - 73.8cm
UK 24 | US 20 | EU 52
Bust - 155.6cm, Length (side neck to hem) - 63.7cm, Sleeve (neck to cuff) - 74.7cm
UK 26 | US 22 | EU 54
Bust - 161.6cm, Length (side neck to hem) - 64.4cm, Sleeve (neck to cuff) - 75.7cm
UK 28 | US 24 | EU 56
Bust - 167.6cm, Length (side neck to hem) - 65.1cm, Sleeve (neck to cuff) - 76.6cm
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