Gentleman’s Capsule Series: Men's Button-Up Shirt, Alberta St. Store, Tuesdays, February 12, 19, & 26, 6-9 pm
Skill Level: Intermediate, Ages 18 and up
The Gentleman's Capsule Series is a range of menswear classes for the beginner, intermediate, or advanced sewist. From underwear to outerwear, learn traditional tailoring techniques to create a capsule wardrobe. Classes are offered individually but all are derived from The Gentleman's Wardrobe book by Vanessa Mooncie. Take them all and fill out your men's clothing skills.
The Gentlemen's Wardrobe Casual Button Up Shirt has a stand collar, button placket, a back yoke and cuffs. Choose soft shirting for a sophisticated look or have fun with bold print fabrics.
• PATTERN REQUIRED: Gentleman's Wardrobe by Vanessa Mooncie
• Fabric required for size desired, pre-washed (Cotton, cotton shirting or chambray) Garment sizes are listed on page 146
• Swedish Tracing Paper
• 7/8 yard Shapeflex Fusible Interfacing
• Eight buttons, 1/2- 3/8 Inch
• Mettler Metrosene All Purpose Poly Thread
• Wash-Away Wonder Tape
BEFORE YOUR FIRST CLASS: Please come to your first class with your pattern pieces traced. If you need help figuring out what size or sizes to trace, or how to grade between sizes, email firstname.lastname@example.org about connecting prior to class to get your questions answered. We will check your measurements in class and adjust your traced pieces if needed. Please bring your original pattern and tracing paper to the first session in case we need to make adjustments to your traced pieces. Do not cut your fabric prior to class. Once we have looked over your traced pieces we will cut fabric together during class.
All supplies are available for purchase at Modern Domestic.
Make sure to pre-wash your fabric in advance of class. This prevents possible fabric shrinkage that could otherwise make your finished garment too small.
Please purchase supplies in advance of your class. If you plan to shop for supplies the day of your class we recommend arriving at least 45 minutes early.
What is an “Intermediate” level class at Modern Domestic?
You’re no longer intimidated by the idea of reading a pattern and comfortable reading a pattern and have made a number of projects. You would like to learn different methods of zipper installation or how to alter your patterns. You’re venturing into more complicated patterns (e.g., lined garments, plackets, collars, zippered fly). Classes are faster paced and generally require homework.