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The Frankie Shirt Construction



Frankie Shirt

By Linda Roberts, Professional Sewing Educator

Frankie Shirt

Sew a modern swing style garment that can double as a shirt or lightweight jacket.  So perfect for our Florida weather.  

This pattern is best suited for light to medium weight, tightly woven cottons, linens, or other crisp silks.  Great for solids or patterns, but please avoid stripes or directional prints for your first time sewing this pattern. 

This class will require two sessions. In session one we will take your measurements (if desired), create a muslin to perfect your fit, and discuss the specialized construction techniques used. You will also cut your fashion fabric and start construction of your shirt.  In session two you will finish the shirt with guidance from Linda.

So, get ready to create a wonderful shirt and join us for our class from 10:30 – 4:30 with a lunch break.  

Skill Level

Intermediate.  This is a straightforward sew, but due to some of the techniques taught, the inset sleeves and buttonholes I am classifying this pattern as intermediate.  An adventurous Advanced Beginner is welcome to join if they want to improve their skills or don’t mind doing a little sewing at home.

Requirements

Please bring the following to class.  

  • Sewing machine in good working order.  You must have knowledge of your machine as this class focuses on sewing techniques.
  • Muslin (3.5 yards if 45”, or 3 yards if 60”)
  • Fashion fabric, per fabric requirements found on the back of the pattern.
  • ¼” yard of lightweight fusible interfacing (highly recommended for the collar) 
  • Frankie pattern
  • Thread
  • Six (6) ½” buttons
  • ½” steam-a-seam (or similar) tape
  • Frixion pen or other invisible marking pen
  • Hand-sewing needles 
  • Quilting ruler, seam gauge, or hot hemmer (optional, but quite useful)
  • Basic sewing supplies (pins, needles, scissors, threads, tracing wheel & paper, etc.)

This is an A-line, six button shirt with underarm dart, back inverted pleat, diagonal back seams with vent openings, and stand up or turn down collar.  Three-quarter length sleeves with diagonal seams and asymmetric vents.  Offset bottom hems.  


Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: Skill Leve: Intermediate . An adventurous Advanced Beginner is welcome to join if they want to improve their skills or don't mind doing a little sewing at home. This is an A-line, six button shirt with underarm dart, back inverted pleat, diagonal back seams with vent openings, and stand up or turn down collar. Three-quarter length sleeves with diagonal seams and asymmetric vents. Offset bottom hems. This is a straightforward sew, but due to some of the techniques taught, the inset sleeves and buttonholes I am classifying this pattern as INTERMEDIATE .
Requirements: Requirements: Please do prior to class and Please Bring:
  • PRE WASH your fabrics prior to class
  • The Frankie Workshop Pattern
  • Sewing machine in good working order. You must have knowledge of your machine as this class focuses on sewing techniques
  • Muslin (3.5 yards if 45 inches, or 3 yards if 60 inches)
  • quarter yard of lightweight fusible interfacing (highly recommended for the collar)
  • Thread
  • Six (6) 5/8 buttons
  • quarter inch steam-a-seam (or similar) tape
  • Frixion pen or other invisible marking pen
  • Hand-sewing needles
  • Quilting ruler
  • seam gauge
  • hot hemmer (optional, but quite useful)
  • Basic sewing supplies (pins, needles, scissors, threads, tracing wheel & paper, etc.)
Instructor: Linda Roberts
Instructor Bio: I've been sewing ever since seventh grade when my parents made me take Home Economics. Realized that I actually enjoyed it, and have been a sewing enthusiast ever since. My corporate career spanning over 40 years included teaching and rolling out new IT processes and applications to employees globally. Designing and delivering this information to many cultures honed my skills to transfer knowledge to a wide range of audiences. Now that I'm retired, I'm excited to bring my personal and professional skills to the world of sewing. My passion is vintage sewing patterns, design, and fabrics. I love how the garment construction techniques of prior eras can make a garment incredibly unique, even today. Combining modern fabrics with designs from older eras is where my creativity really blossoms. I've been blessed with sewing mentors over the years and have started to pay it forward through teaching others how to sew and create their own garments.
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