Make a Woven Tee Shirt

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Make a Woven Tee Shirt

Begins: Wednesday 26 July 2017

Ends: Wednesday 02 August 2017

Session: 2


Time: 7.00pm - 10.00pm

Level: Beginner Plus

Maximum Class Size: 6

Over two consecutive Wednesday evenings learn how to make this version of the classic unisex T-Shirt. 

This stylish Tee was designed by Merchant and Mills, a British pattern brand, and can be made from a smart combination woven fabric with a stretch rib neck, It has one breast pocket and optional rolled up sleeves. Once you know how, you will want make this garment again and again for all occasions, the beauty of making a t-shirt using woven fabric is that it can look quite formal. This pattern is an ideal starting block for those you have basic knowledge in machine sewing and would like a simple project to begin their journey in making their own clothes.

There is the option to make the Merchant & Mills 'Fielder' in this class instead. These two styles follow very similar making up techniques and share similar processes, if you would like to read more about this pattern click here

In class you will cover the following techniques:

  • Sizing & body measurements

  • Understanding commercial patterns and their notations

  • Lay plans and cutting the fabric

  • Garment construction techniques and tips

  • Attaching ribbing to woven fabric

  • Hemming & finishing garments with top stitch

  • The pattern is yours to keep, but you will be required to bring your own choice of fabric.

    Fabric Requirements:

    Size 36 - 1.2 meters (All fabric widths) Size 38-40 - 2 meters (Fabric 110cm/120cm wide) or 1.2 meters (Fabric 140cm+ wide) Size 42-46 - 2.1 meters (Fabric 110cm / 120cm wide) or 1.25 meters (Fabric 140cm+ wide)

    PLUS 10cm of Ribbing (all sizes)

    Fabric Recommendations: Laundered linen, Soft cottons, Light weight denim, Chambray, Cotton poplin and drapey wools

    Tools and refreshments are provided in class.



    Rosie Boycott-Brown developed an interest in fashion whilst at school, she grew up in a very creative environment and was taught the technical skills involved in dressmaking and pattern cutting from her mother who worked in the industry. She went on to study Fashion & Knitted Textiles at Winchester School of Art and enjoyed a career in the knitwear industry, designing commercially for several High Street retailers. She has always enjoyed making her own clothes in her spare time. In 2013 Rosie made an impulsive decision to start her own label and now enjoys a full time career designing and making her own range of knitwear & homeware under the brand name Rose B. Brown.