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Practice Darted Shirt

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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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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Classic
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What materials did you use? homespun quilting cotton

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What are you most proud of? Making a practice shirt before using my good fabric. The collar turned out pretty well for my first collar.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make a practice shirt first. I cut my outer yolk and stained the collar with a dirty iron in this practice ... plus the fit was not good for movement, I need a tighter arm hole and would like 3/4 sleeves. Iron shoe or pressing cloth highly recommended.

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Hi, It was so smart of you to practice on a similar weight of fabric to get the techniques familiar to you. That way, you can breeze through on the special fabric you've chosen for your shirt. I love it! Thanks, Pam

12/24/2012 Flag

Thanks Pam ... the homespun was a little heavier and more wrinkly than traditional shirting cotton but very similar to linen in texture so I thought it would be a good fabric for my first shirt.

12/26/2012 Flag

I'm looking forward to making my first collared shirt and love the idea of using a practice fabric first. Thanks for sharing :)

12/24/2012 Flag

Thanks Chris ... I would recommend it ... I alway make a few mistakes when learning something new.

12/26/2012 Flag

collar is dirty,but otherwise it looks just perfect! The real thing is likely to be great, good luck!

12/26/2012 Flag

Hi Britta ... the homespun was really easy to work with and the collars are not as difficult as you would imagine with Pam's calm and clear instructions.

12/26/2012 Flag

Very nice! I'm a firm believer in test runs, too. I'd much rather work out the kinks before setting to work on my expensive fashion fabric.

01/02/2013 Flag

Thanks sew2pcs ... since taking the couture dress class I find it hard to work without a muslin - I ended up spending 2 days this week and 3 muslins to get a shirt that fits me well. I agree with getting it right before cutting into fashion fabric.

01/02/2013 Flag