Sew a Buttoned Blouse or Men's Shirt ✄✄

What to Bring

  • Men's Shirt: 9 x 1cm buttons & 1 x .5cm button
  • Women's Shirt: 5 x 1cm to 2cm buttons
  • .5 metre iron/fusible lightweight interfacing
  • Men's Shirt Fabric: S, M and L: 3metres. XL and XXL: 3.2metres crisp shirting, cotton linen or flannel
  • For best results - pre-wash your fabric to reduce shrinkage
  • 200metres + of matching sewing machine thread
  • Women's Shirt: 2.5 metres of fabric - nearly any lightweight woven fabric will look fantastic: cotton shirting, lawn or crepe

What to Wear

  • Casual

Appropriate For

  • ✄✄ for students who have completed Sewing Basics Weeks 1-3 and are confident enough to try new techniques

Sew a Buttoned Blouse or Men's Shirt ✄✄

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • 9 hours in duration.
  • Scheduled over 3 x Thursday evenings from 6-9pm starting 27th July
  • *Book both this blouse and the 1940s Pants before 24th July and you'll receive a FREE ticket to attend the 1940s Hair & Beauty Workshop on Saturday 26th August.

What You Will Learn

  • Measurements, choosing the right size, pattern markings, placement, transferring markings
  • Fusing interfacing, stitching bust darts and setting in a sleeve with ease
  • Finishing seams, checking your fit, sewing a collar, using the one step buttonhole and hemming

What You Get

  • A button up blouse or shirt with sleeves
  • Instructions to make the blouse/shirt
  • A copy of the pattern


Pattern Design: There are both men's and women's shirt patterns available. Both styles button up the centre front and feature a back yoke. Choose from a mandarin collar or pussy bow ties for the girls, and a standard collar for the boys.  You will learn how to set in sleeves with ease.

Photographed Sample: The grey blouse has a mandarin collar and is made from a 100% woven cotton with no give in the fabric. The red blouse features the pussy bow collar and is made from a lighter weight woven cotton blend crepe with more drape - creating the less structured sleeves.  

Notes on supplies: This pattern is not suitable for knit fabrics. For directional prints, large prints and fabrics with nap you should purchase extra fabric. Click here to read about choosing the right interfacing. For best results - pre-wash your fabric to reduce shrinkage.  This pattern is designed for making an unlined shirt. Be sure to take this in to consideration when choosing your fabric i.e. avoid 'scratchy' or see-through fabrics.

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