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Capsule Wardrobe 1b: The Dress Shirt

The Dress Shirt is a lightweight, versatile dress inspired by Grandpa’s shirt. It is a relaxed, classic cut that is absurdly comfortable to wear loose. Includes a rolled-up sleeve or a short sleeve.

Inspired by the shape of a classic men's shirt, the dress shirt is a loose-fitting frock with a bib front and shirttail hem. It's one of those garments that is easy to throw on over leggings or wear alone, and it really comes into its own when sewn out of lightweight fabrics like linen or chambray.

This is a natural second garment to make after the Scout tee.

Fabric suggestions - linen, linen blends, denim, cotton chambray, Indian handweaves, fine wool.

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: This is a beginner level garment. You should know how to use a sewing machine. If you need a machine lesson, let us know so we can help!
Materials Included: Bring your own materials. Irons, cutting tools & machines will be provided.
Requirements: correct yardage of muslin || correct yardage of fashion fabric like linen, cotton, poplin, or chambray || thread to match
Instructor: Beth Paolini
Instructor Bio: Beth is an accomplished seamstress, who has taught sewing classes for Mt. Airy Learning Tree. She currently works at the Philadelphia Art Museum and has been doing reproduction sewing & upholstery there since 2005. A patent instructor, she loves walking sewists through the magic of garment construction to help them build their own handmade wardrobes.
Includes expert instruction & use of classroom machines + tools.

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