Make standard shirt patterns extraordinary by incorporating ready-to-wear details. Learn how to create custom collars, cuffs, sleeve plackets, hems and more.
Go beyond standard patterns with techniques for making a shirt that looks like it came from a designer boutique. Renowned sewing instructor David Page Coffin teaches you how custom details can completely transform basic shirt patterns. David begins by breaking down the shirt silhouette and giving you tips for adjusting the yoke. Delight in the details as you discover how to shape, sew and attach a stand, convertible and combination collar. You'll learn to use the burrito technique, sew a variable roll line and cut your own collar pattern. Once your collars look sharp, see how to mark, cut, sew and press perfect sleeve plackets. Even add refined details with custom cutting and pressing templates. Move on to learning techniques for adding pockets and topstitching. Finish with tips on construction order and how to incorporate new details into your pattern.
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