Pick Your Pattern: Button-Up Shirt, Tuesdays, September 11, 18 & 25 6 -9 pm
Description: The button-up shirt is a year around go-to for both men and women. In this class you get to choose whether you delve into a menswear or womenswear version of this timeless classic. You will learn how to adjust a pattern to fit your body measurements, as well as so many other useful garment construction techniques, including setting in sleeves, sewing continuous button plackets, constructing a collar stand and shirt collar, and making buttonholes.
- Pick your pattern: Choose from the Archer Button Up by Grainline Studio, the Men’s All Day Shirt by Liesle & Co, or the Classic Shirt by Leisle & Co. If you have a different pattern in mind, email the instructor in advance of class for approval: email@example.com
- Fabric required for size desired, prewashed.
- Swedish Tracing Paper
- 1 ½ yard fusible interfacing (recommend Shape-Flex)
- Ten 3/8" to 1/2" buttons
- Mettler Metrosene All Purpose Poly Thread
- Wash-Away Wonder Tape
All supplies are available for purchase at Modern Domestic.
Please purchase supplies in advance of your class. 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. If you plan to shop for supplies the day of your class we recommend arriving at least 30 minutes early.
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.
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.