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Corporate Shirt

Created in this Craftsy Course

The Classic Tailored Shirt taught by Pam Howard

Roll up your sleeves and make a perfectly tailored shirt with the help of expert shirtmaker Pam Howard.

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Classic, Traditional
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What materials did you use? Cotton with slight stretch, buttons and thread - all from my stash!!

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What are you most proud of? The fit is great - I used my stash - again - and I have a nice business shirt - to wear with either sjpkirts or my suits. I normally would pay $249 for a business shirt, this one cost me three hours of time, and $20 as I purchased the fabric at half price.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Follow the class Pam shows some excellent techniques and if you run not trouble, use the platform to ask questions, Most of all have fun!!!

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Great job! Thanks for sharing. I agree with you it's much more fun to use 'real' fabric when trying out a pattern. I find I'm more careful and get a better read of the fit.

07/06/2013 Flag

Me too! I'm not inspired by muslin at all! I look like a curtain and feel like a curtain in it! That's what it's used for in NZ - curtain backing!!!

07/06/2013 Flag

The shaping of the shirt front is very nice. I agree, muslins have not been overly helpful and I hate the time spent working on one. Thanks for posting.

07/07/2013 Flag

Hi!. Great shirt, I love the way you placed the stripes! You can tell that you thought about how you wanted to cut it out.. I'm sure that you will really get a lot of chances to wear it. Thanks or posting your picture:-)) Pam

07/07/2013 Flag

Making tailored clothes has always scared me a bit. This is a terrific class and seeing your wonderful results is inspiring. Thank you for posting.

07/13/2013 Flag

Hi Sarg. Just do it, take your time, you will have fun. Thanks for your inspiration too!

07/20/2013 Flag