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Event Series Event Series: Garment Lab: Button Up Shirt 

Garment Lab: Button Up Shirt 

June 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm PDT


Instructor: Rachel Halse

Skill Level: Intermediate*, ages 15 and up

Button up shirts are one of the most timeless garments, and mastering their construction is an incredible skill to have in your sewing know-how! This Lab will cover shirt construction, focusing on flawless collars and cuffs, along with some fitting alterations and basic serger skills to allow you to create the shirt of your dreams.


Your supplies may be available for purchase at Modern Domestic! You are welcome to purchase supplies online and pick up the day of your class, just select NE Alberta Store for pick-up. If you plan to shop in-store for supplies the day of your class, we recommend planning about 45 minutes for shopping. Please note that our store hours are Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm.

Supply List:

– Shirt Pattern (Rachel recommends: Kalle, Olya, Ilford, Fairfield, Phen, Archer)

Swedish Tracing Paper

Fabric required for desired pattern. *Be sure to pre-wash your fabric ahead of class, if you plan to cut during class. 

– 2 spools of thread, Mettler Metrosene All-Purpose Polyester Thread,  1 in color to match fabric and 1 to match buttons


Shape Flex Interfacing


*Skill Levels: Intermediate – You’re no longer intimidated by the idea of reading a pattern and comfortable reading a pattern and have made a number of projects. You would like to learn different methods of zipper installation or how to alter your patterns. You’re venturing into more complicated patterns (e.g., lined garments, plackets, collars, zippered fly). Classes are faster paced and generally require homework.


Modern Domestic Labs: You’re interested in sewing in a group setting and prefer to have an instructor’s guidance on specific techniques and/or skills that are proposed in the Lab’s topic. You have the ability to sew at your own pace, the expert help to keep you on track and sewing along, and a variety of options (sometimes endless!) when it comes to choosing the project you want to sew.


Modern Domestic Covid / Cancellation Policy


June 14
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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