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BUNDLE: Patternmaking Guide: Classic Shirts & Sleeve Cuff Bonus


This bundle consists of the Classic Shirts guide accompanied by the Sleeve Cuffs Bonus that contains a myriad of sleeve cuff ideas for you to try.

Patternmaking Guide: Classic Shirts is about women's classic shirts based on the dartless bodice block. So, the resulting shirts are rather loose-fitting. This document includes instructions to all of the classic components: collar, yoke, button placket, pocket, cuff, and sleeve placket.

You’ll first learn how to draft a basic shirt and then we will delve into alternative variations based on the classic shirt: there’s a maxi collar shirt with bell-shaped sleeve cuffs, a shirt dress with bishop sleeves, and a tiered ruffle shirt with a mandarin collar and short sleeves. 

These four designs provide you with different ways to draft various details of a shirt so that you can then mix and match them as you prefer. This will allow you to make many more than just four shirt designs.

The ideal fabric for these shirts is cotton (poplin, lawn, chambray, twill, oxford). However, you could also go for materials such as linen or silk.

Due to the complexity of the classic shirt details, such as the collar and sleeve placket, this Patternmaking Guide is classified as "Intermediate" in difficulty. It will be accompanied by the Dartless Bodice Block -guide.

Who is this product is for?

For anyone who has already sewn a few garments using commercial patterns and is now interested in learning how to draft their own unique patterns.

Who isn’t this product for?

Although the pattern making instructions provided are very detailed, complete-beginner sewers may find drafting these patterns quite challenging. Even a small understanding of garment construction will be extremely helpful. Also, these e-guides do not include instructions on how to sew the garments, so this might become a problem.

What is included in the e-guide order?

Each guide comes with the corresponding basic pattern instructions. So, for example, the ruffle skirts guide is accompanied by the basic skirt guide. This way you’ll be able to draft the basic skirt block that is needed for making the ruffle skirt patterns. The basic pattern guides also include additional patternmaking instructions related to the subject.

Notice, that none of the patternmaking guides include the actual patterns. Instead, there are step-by-step instructions on how you can draft the pattern yourself using your measurements. The instructions consist of pictures and text and are limited to patternmaking only, so there are no sewing instructions. However, there is a Facebook group where I provide support if you need help with this.

You will get two versions of each PDF, metric and imperial; I know how difficult it can be to draft patterns and trying to convert measurements at the same time!


The patternmaking guides are for your personal use only, please do not publish or share the files or parts of them anywhere. Also, the garment designs provided are for personal use only, however, if you create your own pattern designs with the help of the instructions, this rule no longer applies to the resulting garments.

Return Policy

Due to the nature of digital goods, and the fact that you receive immediate access to the files, I cannot offer refunds or exchanges on the e-guides. So, please review the product information carefully before purchasing.

However, if there is a fault with the files or you get the incorrect items, do request a replacement.

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You'll get the Classic Shirts Guide, the Dartless Bodice Block Guide, and the Sleeve Cuff Bonus PDF, all in two versions, metric and imperial. There's also a PDF with planning sheets for each shirt and a PDF containing links to extra resources.

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BUNDLE: Patternmaking Guide: Classic Shirts & Sleeve Cuff Bonus

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