Menswear: The Shirt
For men that like a classic, slightly retro shirt with a more modern cut, this shirt pattern is just the thing. The instructions will guide you gently through every step of creating a well-crafted casual shirt: felled seams, and sleeve plackets on the long sleeve version. Subtle detail choices to customize your men's shirt, include a convertible collar (also known as a "camp collar") and midcentury style collar loop detail.
Also learn button and button hole sewing, using the machine.
This shirt can be made in a variety of fabrics, such as crisp shirting, warm flannel for winter, or cool rayon for summer. Check out the pattern info for more details and suggested fabrics.
Skill Level: Intermediate - Must know how to use sewing machine successfully, have cut patterns before, and at least worked one pattern.
Sizes: S / M / L / XL / XXL
- We will provide you with a folksie shirt pattern in the size you choose for the class.
- 2.5 Yards of fabric at 54" or greater in width
- Natural fibers recommended, such as light to mid weight cotton, rayon or linen. Consider ginghams, seersucker, & chambray.
- Please wash and press yardage prior to first class. My rule of thumb–treat the fabric as you will the garment.
- •1-1.25 yd of fusible interfacing
- •Coordinating thread
- •9–½” buttons
- •3–¼” button
- •Quilt and Sew Ruler (optional, but highly recommended)
- •Craft Paper / Or Similar for tracing the pattern
- •Tracing paper and tracing wheel
- •bamboo/plastic point turner (there is a lot of need for this in men's wear!) We will have 1-2 in the class, but not enough for everyone.