The Shirt Maker's Express pattern is the perfect basic shirt with a modern fit, destined to be your "go-to" shirt pattern. With just a few options, Shirt Maker's Express will transform from a dress shirt made from fine Italian cotton shirting, to a comfortable sports shirt by using a cotton/linen plaid and even a casual over shirt when you choose corduroy or chambray. Optional back darts help give the wearer a trim look and Full Bust Adjustment instructions are included. Other options include cutting the Cuffs, SleevePlackets and the Yoke on the bias of plaids, stipes or checks to give added interest. Choose monochromatic thread for the dress shirt style and try contrasing topstitching on a sport or casual shirt.
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I made this shirt for my granddaughter's birthday. I was unable to fit the pattern for her before making it and so I used the vs size and I was worried until she tried it on and it fit as though it was custom sized! I will be using and recommending you patterns in the future! Thank you!
jennifer on 19th Feb 2018
Janet Pray really knows her stuff! I enjoy her teaching in Craftsy classes so much that I have signed up for all of them, including this shirtmaking class. It's a new way of thinking about sewing but it is worth the learning curve. Can hardly wait to have a wardrobe of classic shirts! Cynthia Fryberger on 4th Oct 2017
Janet Pray really knows her stuff! I enjoy her teaching in Craftsy classes so much that I have signed up for all of them, including this shirtmaking class. It's a new way of thinking about sewing but it is worth the learning curve. Can hardly wait to have a wardrobe of classic shirts! Cynthia FrybergerC on 4th Oct 2017
I got this to use with a crafty class, I haven't started the class yet, as I have to finish up other stuff. but I have used your other patterns and all of them are great. so I am not worried. I love the craftsy and only have one complaint, where were you when I started sewing, 50 years ago. LOL thank you for everything. Sally Sally Warner on 16th Jun 2017
This course is wonderful. I wish I'd learnt to sew this method a lot earlier. Very easy to follow. Janet is a great teacher Katherine Rich on 9th Feb 2017
The shirt is great, easy and quick to make. I have made one of what will be many. I bought the downloadable pattern and it did take a little time to put the pattern sheets together but it was easy.. Sizing was true to pattern description Yvonne on 8th Jul 2016