Classic Tailoring Technique - Shirt

Project Description

What are you most proud of? That I used her technique in doing all my flat felled seams. I purchased the special felling foot for my BabyLock Decorators choice and was not that impressed so off it came and on I went with Pam's technique. Perfect results with great control. Did you see that collar? What advice would you give someone starting this project? Open your mind up to possibilities. It;s not just a class on how to make a classic shirt. This class has lots of options where you can take your creative process. How about a jacket. Yes jacket she has some wonderful examples she shows in the classroom. How about using a silk dupioni? Denim? After this class my next project is a unlined denim classic jacket pattern M5860 in a silk dupioni and a pair of AW#4200 classic boot cut jeans. Between this class on The Classic Tailored Shirt and the Unlined Jacket Class on Pattern review the jacket is going to be a breeze with Pam and Angela's class. If you would like to see my shirt in progress checkout my flickr page:

What you will need

  • All you need is a good tailored shirt pattern
  • basic sewing machine
  • thread
  • buttons and seam ripper
  • scissors
  • iron and sleeve board.

Q&A with Scheri Manson

WowCarol asked:
Lovely work! I think the white-on-white floral fabric provides a wonderful balance to the tailored style.
Scheri Manson answered:
Thanks Carol yes I think the print adds to its charm.
Jill-1234 asked:
Scheri Manson answered:
Thank you Jill. Hey what are you working on now. Have you tried Diana pencil skirt? I am going to do finishing on mine today.
Cheryl Lemmons asked:
Scheri, this is beautiful. I need to take this class. My son and a couple of friends are asking for shirts. I have David Page Coffin's book on shirtmaking and am reading through it. I'm most interested in making the flat felled seam. I'm wondering if the Bernina foot will work any better. It was bold of you to not make a muslin. I think your fitting skills must be getting to the point that a muslin is needed only for closely fitting garments. Congratulations on beautiful work!
Scheri Manson answered:
Thanks Cheryl. Yes do sign up it really is one of the best taught classes I have taken on Craftsy. I have Davids book but its more.....ummm snobby. Pam s teaching style is. ...ummmm calm.
Aremoni asked:
Absolutely Beautiful!
Scheri Manson answered:
Thank you Aremoni. I love the leoprad print top you made in class. I gave it a try but the pattern and my fabric selection left alot to be desired. I hzae since found another fabric and pattern have plans to do up in Barbaras class. She is another great teacher on craftsy.
JuliN asked:
You did a fantastic job with this shirt, Scheri.
Scheri Manson answered:
Thank you very much. I cant wait to see your couture dress when you are done. The changes you made are perfect :-)

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