Posts Tagged ‘Designer Tops’

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!

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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!

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

• 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…!

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THIS COURSE?
• 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!

PLEASE NOTE:
• 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.

WHICH SHIRT PATTERN?
• Butterick 5526
• Or you can use another similar princess line classic shirt pattern.

WHY WE MADE THIS COURSE?
• 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:

http://www.mareepigdon.com/Online-Sewing-Class/beyond-the-pattern.html

2 for 1 Offer - Designer Shirts Online Sewing Course

2 for 1 Offer - Beginner PJ Online Sewing Course

Buy Now at:

http://www.mareepigdon.com/Online-Sewing-Class/beyond-the-pattern.html

We look forward to becoming your online sewing teachers!

Happy Sewing,

For more information contact:
Maree Pigdon Sewing Centre
M: +61 (0)447744776
E: maree@mareepigdon.com
W: www.mareepigdon.com

Pattern Review – Maree's Designer Top Workshop

Friday, March 26th, 2010

At the Pattern Review Convention in Melbourne on Sunday 14th March 2010 I ran my Designer Top workshop. It was a fantastic weekend! Jacqueline and I met lots of new sewers and it was lovely to catch up with others I had previously met on the Pattern Review fabric buying trips!

Here are some pictures from the day.

 Maree Pigdon Sewing Pattern Reivew Workshop 4

Mel organised the event which was a huge success with so many Patter Review members coming together from around Australia and New Zealand too!

Maree Pigdon Sewing Pattern Reivew Workshop 3

Claire and Glenda draw up their new Designer Top idea’s on the white board!

Maree Pigdon Sewing Pattern Reivew Workshop 1

Maree in action facilitating her Designer Top Workshop

Maree Pigdon Sewing Pattern Reivew Workshop 2 lrg

Maree helping the girls with their fabric selections

Maree Pigdon Sewing Pattern Reivew Workshop 5

Dorothy and Maree bought the same fabric on a Pattern Review fabric buying trip in Melboune last year. Dorothy wore her lovely skirt she had made and Maree wore her jacket she had made form that same fabric! What a match it was on Dorothy!

Maree Pigdon Sewing Pattern Reivew Workshop 6

Here Maree show’s the group the lines of the jacket and she let Dorothy know that as great as she looks in the combined suit she can’t take the jacket home with her! ;-)

Maree Pigdon Sewing Pattern Reivew Workshop 7

Dorothy also brought some great show and tell – her warm winter leopard print coat!

Maree Pigdon Sewing Pattern Reivew Workshop 8

More show and tell from Dorothy – we had a real treat being inspired by her beautiful embellished skirt.

Maree Pigdon Sewing Pattern Reivew Workshop 10

Kate & Mel stop to chat about their sewing progress.

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Fabric selection has been decided!

Maree Pigdon Sewing Pattern Reivew Workshop 12

Another fabric selection has been planned!

Maree Pigdon Sewing Pattern Reivew Workshop 9

Fabric stash – so many possibilities!!

Thanks girls for a fabulous weekend at the Pattern Review Convention!

Feel free to make a comment below and I look forward to seeing you all again next time…

Happy Sewing,

Maree Pigdon Sewing Classes

Maree's Designer Top 'Workshop No.1'

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

Would you like to learn how to make one of Maree’s Designer Tops?

Maree is currently working on gorgeous Designer Tops for her upcoming workshops.

The designer top workshop No.1 will take you through step by step instructions on how to turn your basic T-Shirt Top into an original one of a kind designer top!

As you can see here Maree’s first design has a Japanese influence.

Maree Pigdon Designer Top 1 a - lg

A second design – The Crazy Cat!

Maree Pigdon Designer Tops 1 S2 lg

Third Design Silver and Black for the Evening.

Maree Pigdon Designer Tops 1 S3 lg

If you are interested in booking into one of Maree’s Designer Top workshops or be on the list when her new online sewing workshop is released simply call +61 3 5264 1666 or email: maree@mareepigdon.com

Happy Sewing,

Maree Pigdon Sewing Classes

For more information contact:
Maree Pigdon Sewing Centre
T: +61 3 5264 1666
E: maree@mareepigdon.com
W: www.mareepigdon.com