Button-up Basics


Button up shirts don't need to be intimidating.  This class will break it down so you can tackle any collar or placket.  Each week we will cover one of the basic components of a button up - plackets, collars and cuffs - to give you the tips and tricks to make sewing dress shirts easier. We will do this using components from a printed pattern. You can chose between the Grainline Studio Archer, Cashmerette Harrison, and Thread Theory Fairfield.

The Grainline Studio Archer is a loosely fitted button up shirt with long sleeves. View A has angled cuffs and a back pleat at yoke. View B has straight cuffs and a gathered lower back detail. It includes sizes 0-18.

The Cashmerette Harrison is a fitted button-down shirt that doesn't gape over curves! The Harrison Shirt is designed with double princess seams for a uniquely curve-friendly fit and all the features of a classic shirt, including a two-piece collar, yoke, and placket, separate button bands, and buttoned cuffs. pattern includes sizes 12-28, cup sizes C-H.

The Thread Theory Fairfield is a men's button-up shirt with all of the classic details and a modern, moderately slim fit.  This design features a slim collar with collar stand, an optional chest pocket, flat felled seams and a yoke. The button band is drafted onto the shirt front to make matching plaids and stripes simple.  The hem is curved so that this shirt can be worn tucked in or loose. Pattern includes sizes XS-4XL.

please note: you will not have a finished shirt at the end of this class, but you will be able to tackle one with confidence!

The default option is to have the pattern included in the price. Alternatively you can bring your own copy of the pattern. The price will be adjusted automatically based on the selection to include a pattern. We recommend you bring your own, prewashed fabric (we will have some small amounts on hand for you to practice with).

We have sewing machines (Janome HD 5000) available for use during the class or you can bring your own. Please indicate if you would like to use one of our machines or if you plan to bring your own.

Note: This class is beginner/intermediate appropriate, but you must know how to use a sewing machine.

Class will be held at the Spool & Spindle Studio:
142 Waterloo St.
Waterloo, On.
N2J 1Y2

Instructor: Amaryah