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The Classic Tailored Shirt - Men

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shirt front with tie

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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 Men
Style Classic
Mike Portuesi on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Cotton-poly bedsheet from thrift store Pellon SF101 Shape-Flex interfacing Gutterman all-purpose thread

Mike Portuesi on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? That I actually finished and got a wearable shirt! Pam Howard's advice in the class was very helpful.

Mike Portuesi on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? For me, the most difficult parts were attaching collars and cuffs to the shirt itself. You have to make sure all the seams, outside and inside, are aligned perfectly before you start stitching, otherwise the seam lines will be off. Cut precisely, and sew accurate seam lines.

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Nice work for your first shirt. Well done!

02/10/2013 Flag

Thank you so much! I'm as surprised as anyone how well it turned out.

02/10/2013 Flag

Hey Mike first congratulations on your first post. You did a really great job on your first shirt. Nice to see you have plans for more.

02/11/2013 Flag

Scheri, I'm definitely looking forward to making more shirts, now that the first one is complete!

02/12/2013 Flag

Looks great! :) i am about to finish another class.....may make this class my next.

02/11/2013 Flag

Thank you! Definitely do make this class your next.

02/12/2013 Flag

Hey Mike!!!, WOW!! Can you see me doing cartwheels?!! I think you've done a great job, and can't believe it's your first shirt...It looks great and fits very well. I hope that you continue to make them. Great idea to use a sheet for your first one and for many more. Thanks for posting your pictures, I really appreciate it!! Take care, Pam

02/11/2013 Flag

Pam, thank you so much for the compliments. Your class was so valuable, especially the live demonstrations of techniques. Your teaching style is so clear, direct and easy to follow. This is only the first of many shirts; I have some fine Italian shirting that's waiting to be cut and sewn.

02/12/2013 Flag

very nice!

02/15/2013 Flag