Posts Tagged ‘baby sewing’

Beyond The Pattern – Designer Shirts

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

Launching our NEW online sewing course – Beyond The Pattern ‘Designer Shirts’.

We are super excited to share this with you as we conducted a SEWING EXPERIMENT!

We made 2 shirts, both from the same fabric, the same pattern and for the same body. Jackie sewed her shirt simply following the commercial pattern instructions, whereas I added all the designer details, sewing tips and tricks along the way. Watch the video below and check out the pictures to see how they turned out!


We’ve created a NEW online sewing course – Beyond The Patter Designer Shirts so you can learn how to transform a standard commercial shirt pattern into a designer shirt too!


• Easy collar technique and how to sew a perfect collar
• How to take your body measurements in the right way
• Fitting to your body shape – especially if you’re multi-sized!
• How to adjust a commercial pattern to suit and fit your body measurements
• Pattern placement essentials
• Maree’s hemline technique
• How to pattern match
• Adjusting the pattern to create your own customised shirt template
• How to transform a standard commercial pattern into a designer garment
• Finishing techniques
• Expert sewing tips, tricks and skills from Maree all along the way…!

• The requirements list to ensure you have everything you need to get started
• 4 hours worth of expert video sewing tutorials with Maree and Jacqueline!
• Easy to follow step-by-step written instructions with pictures
• Online access to sew anywhere you like, whenever you like!

• This course doesn’t include every single type of body shape as everyone’s is unique! What we do is teach the ‘process’ on how to take your own body measurements and adjust a classic shirt pattern to fit your unique body shape.
• In this course we have used Jackie’s body measurements as an example which covers a lot of detail on how to adjust a pattern and especially if you are multi-sized. For example, Jackie measures a range of sizes in different areas on her body from size 10 through to size 14.
• We recommend that in addition to this course, for very specific fitting area’s such as extra large bustlines etc to research more about how to adjust a pattern in that area. The Palmer Pletsch book ‘Complete Guide To Fitting’ is a great resource to add to your sewing toolbox.

• Butterick 5526
• Or you can use another similar princess line classic shirt pattern.

• After teaching sewing for 40+ years we decided to film one of my popular courses on how to make a designer shirt to share with everyone around the world who can’t make it to our sewing school in Australia.

For more information and to buy our course today at our special launch price and 2 for 1 offer go to:

2 for 1 Offer - Designer Shirts Online Sewing Course

2 for 1 Offer - Beginner PJ Online Sewing Course

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We look forward to becoming your online sewing teachers!

Happy Sewing,

For more information contact:
Maree Pigdon Sewing Centre
M: +61 (0)447744776

My grandson Felix

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Hi everyone,

Today I’m pleased to introduce you to my sweet little grandson Felix. He is now 6 months old and growing up into a lovely little boy.

I can’t wait to sew some fabulous boys outfits for him!

If you have any favourite baby boys patterns let me know!

Happy Sewing,

Maree Pigdon Sewing Classes

For more information contact:
Maree Pigdon Sewing Centre
T: +61 3 5264 1666

Little Poppy is growing up!

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Hi Everyone,

My little granddaughter Poppy is growing up and so very sweet!

I have been working on a brand new baby and toddler design which I’m sure Poppy will just love as well as all you baby sewers out there.

I am currently designing a brand new baby pattern. Some of the students here at Rosewood have seen my test designs and are already eager to make this pattern for their little ones!

So stay tuned…

Are you currently working on any baby sewing projects? Leave me a comment below I would love to hear your inspiration!

Happy Sewing,

Maree Pigdon Sewing Classes

For more information contact:
Maree Pigdon Sewing Centre
T: +61 3 5264 1666