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Fit & Sew a Classic Button-Front Shirt with Elizabeth Bryant

Learn fitting techniques and garment sewing as you Fit & Sew a classic button front-shirt, a staple of any wardrobe. Elizabeth will guide you through taking measurements, selecting a size, and custom fitting this great shirt pattern to fit you perfectly! You'll learn how to: fit a top to your back, shoulders and bust; sew and finish flat felled seams for an elegant finish; manipulate and sew darts; fit and set in short cuffed sleeves; and how to make a collar.

Equipment and supplies (available in store):

Sewing machine in good working order, narrow edge/joining/stitch in the ditch foot strongly encouraged. Ask Matt at the shop about which foot you need for your machine. Serger helpful but not required.
3 yards of lightweight woven fabric such as cotton chambray, lawn, voile, rayon, or quilting cotton. Up to 4 yards for larger sizes and pattern matching.

Matching thread

1 yard lightweight fusible interfacing

5 - 1/2" or 5/8" buttons

Liesl & Co Camp Shirt + Dress Pattern #LC030CSl. The design will be adapted to all students regardless of gender.

Dritz Superboard cardboard cutting board

Palmer/Pletsch Perfect Pattern Paper

Wax transfer paper and tracing wheel

Fabric shears, paper shears, sewing scissors

Seam ripper



Tape Measure

Seam Gauge

Point turner (highly recommended)

Gridded rulers and French curve (helpful, not required)

Scotch tape 1/2" width

Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: Sewists should be familiar with garment construction (straight of grain, pattern layout, seam allowances, stitching lines) and their sewing machines (change needles, change feet, change stitch settings, vary stitch widths/lengths and use their machines buttonhole stitch).

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Included Materials



This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.