Shirt Making Techniques - 4 Week Course

Are you looking to expand your dressmaking skills and learn new, more advanced techniques? This brand new workshop is perfect for those who have a good grasp on dressmaking basics and want to increase their knowledge, taking their sewing to the next level

During this 4 session evening workshop you will focus on useful techniques, relating to shirt making, that can be applied to any shirt project, including creating a collar, sewing a cuff placket and adding buttonholes. 

Over four consecutive weeks you will learn these techniques by making a beautiful shirt using the Liesl and Co Classic Shirt pattern. A wardrobe staple, this shirt is both versatile and polished and includes many professional details to help you sew beautiful looking (and fitting!) shirts.

Course Dates
19th June, 6pm-9pm
26th June, 6pm-9pm
3rd July, 6pm-9pm
10th July, 6pm-9pm


Running Time
6pm - 9pm
Dates & times

Further information

You will learn

  • How to construct a shirt to your size and make simple fitting alterations
  • How to sew a traditional collar
  • How to sew a button placket
  • How to insert a sleeve
  • How to sew a yoke
  • How to construct a sleeve cuff and placket
  • How to attach a breast pocket (optional)
  • How to machine stitch buttons and buttonholes
  • How to sew neat topstitching

Skill level

Level 4 - please click here to read the description of this level to ensure it is suited to you

What's included

  • 10% discount on supplies required for the workshop (fabric & notions)
  • Your own copy of the Liesl and Co Classic Shirt pattern to make your own at home again and again
  • Use of all sewing machines, tools and equipment
  • Tea/coffee and biscuits

You will need to bring

  • Fabric (please get in touch and we can advise on the amount you'll need to bring)
  • Matching thread 
  • Buttons 
  • Interfacing. 

Your tutor

Dee Cain

When Dee's parents realised that she adored all things sewing related, they gave her an electric sewing machine for her 9th birthday and her first sewing teacher was her dear mum who just happened to be a seamstress.

Dee has had a lengthy career in the clothing industry working as a sample machinist, sample cutter, pattern drafter and bridal alteration specialist before she decided to become a mature student and study for a BSc in Clothing Management and Technology at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Valuable teaching experience was gained as a visiting tutor for BA fashion students at Birmingham City University. In 2017 she also taught in Haiti as the lead tutor for an oversees aid work charity (LVE Haiti) where she successfully set up a sewing school.

Hobbies include sewing her own tailored clothes, knitting baby cardigans, travelling to tropical destinations, shopping and going to the gym.


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