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Patternmaking Guide: Women’s Classic Shirts

13,25 $

This booklet will show you how to draft women’s classic shirt patterns based on the dartless bodice block.

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This booklet is about women’s classic shirt patterns based on the dartless bodice block. It will equip you with the skills you need to create beautiful, versatile shirt patterns.

With detailed instructions for all the classic components – including collars, yokes, button plackets, pockets, cuffs, and sleeve plackets – you’ll be able to create a wide range of designs. Start with the basic shirt and then explore alternative variations, such as 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 showcase different ways to draft various shirt details, allowing you to mix and match them as you please. You’ll be able to create endless variations and customize each shirt to your personal style.

The ideal fabric for these shirts is cotton (poplin, lawn, chambray, twill, oxford). However, you could also experiment with 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.┬áIt will be accompanied by the Dartless Bodice Block -guide.

What is included in the order?

You’ll get the Classic Shirts Guide and the Dartless Bodice Block Guide PDF, both in two versions, metric and imperial. There’s also a PDF with planning sheets for each shirt and a list of helpful resources.


The patternmaking guides are for your personal use only, please do not publish or share the files or parts of them anywhere.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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