Linda Lee

Sewing With Silks: The Liberty Shirt

Linda Lee
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Meet your instructor, fashion and sewing designer Linda Lee, and discover what you'll learn and create over the course of this class.
Linda demystifies silks, explaining how to prepare and straighten your fabric to achieve the best results. Then she walks you through pattern preparation, offering helpful tips that will save time and make sewing easier.
Lay out your pattern, mark all the pieces and fuse the interfacing along with Linda's step-by-step tutorials as you learn how to achieve the structure you desire.
Time to sew! Learn how to select the best thread and needles for the job, pick up valuable tips about stay-stitching and prepare and sew the shirt hem.
Pressing with templates makes hems and mitered corners easy! In this lesson, Linda walks you through techniques for sewing a mitered corner and topstitching.
Discover how to create a beautiful French seam, leaving your garment without any raw edges. Then sew together the shoulder and side seam in this style with Linda's encouraging guidance.
Creating a gorgeous, crisp collar is not impossible, and in this lesson, Linda shows you how. Learn how to trim, press and turn corners, edgestitch, hand baste and attach the collar to achieve stunning results.
Explore options for facing and hem connection as you prepare and attach the facing, gain valuable pressing and clipping tips, and finish the hems and facing for a gorgeous end result.
Basting the sleeve cap is key to setting in the sleeve. Learn how to press using a template, baste the sleeve cap, sew the sleeve seam, sew the vent and topstitch the sleeve hem using Linda's helpful tips.
Learn how to achieve the perfect button and buttonhole alignment with Linda's helpful tips as you space, mark and sew your buttonholes, ripping out as needed. Discover Linda's helpful tips on how button choices and spacing can make a huge difference in your garment!
Add even more stylish seam and hem finishes to your collection with Linda's take on slipstitching, zigzag stitches, baby hems and handkerchief hems, including pointers on when and how to use different finishes to varying effects.
11 Lessons
4  hrs 25  mins

Silk’s graceful drape and lustrous sheen make it a natural choice for creating beautiful clothing, but its cost and delicate nature can be intimidating. In this class, longtime designer and instructor Linda Lee demystifies silk’s many varieties and shares a wealth of techniques for preparing, sewing and finishing the show-stopper Liberty Shirt. Whether you’re looking to add a polished piece to your wardrobe or hone your skills, sign up today!

Important Pattern Information: The pattern on which this class is based — The Sewing Workshop Liberty Shirt — is not included with your purchase and may be out of print — check with online retailers. This class is rich in essential sewing techniques, so if the pattern is out of print, we encourage you to look for an alternative pattern with similar style details. You might also be able to find the original pattern through a private reseller.

Linda Lee

Linda Lee has loved fabric for as long as she can remember, so it's no surprise that she has spent her career working in fashion and interior design. She is the owner of The Sewing Workshop Pattern Collection, where adventurous sewers can find patterns for distinctive garments created with innovative techniques. She has written numerous sewing books and contributed articles to magazines including Threads, Sew News and Stitch. She has also been the sewing expert for segments on the HGTV programs "Today at Home" and "Our Home."

Linda Lee

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