Women’s shirt video tutorial: Sew this fall’s fashionable garment and wear the “lumberjack” look

The checkered shirt, more colloquially called ‘lumberjack’, is still one of the trends this fall. Fashion is cyclical and when it comes to trends, everything comes back, the overshirts that were already worn in the 90s have made a comeback. A comfortable and easy-to-wear mid-season garment with jeans, leggings or pants. Make yourself comfortable! Prepare your sewing machine and follow the video tutorial that Nairamkitty has prepared for us to sew together this ‘all terrain’ model.

Marian, has chosen to carry out this project one of the proposals from our autumn-winter fabric catalog: vichy muslin in Aqua & Choco color. A double gauze fabric with a two-color combination, gingham check. The right side of the fabric forms the typical squares, and the reverse is plain. A soft and fluffy fabric with a medium thickness, ideal for sewing all types of clothing, especially shirts and over-shirts. The pattern of this beautiful model is included in the miniME Sewing pattern magazine and it comes in sizes S-M-L-XL A project where you will learn many sewing techniques and tricks, how to sew a placket, a shirt collar, cuffs, a wave hem, and some nice flap pockets.

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Video tutorial on women’s shirt

Take note of the list of materials and tools and follow the step by step that we show in the video tutorial to sew the shirt or over shirt pattern. Chambray, Bambula or Recycled Scott Double Face muslins also work very well in the making of this design.

vichy muslin

Materials (sizes S-M-L-XL)
  • Mousseline Vichy: 190-195-195-200 cm

  • 12 buttons: size 12 mm

  • Lightweight adhesive lining for the collar, front bands, and cuffs: 19 5/8” (50 cm)

chambray muslin

Sew the shirt

1. Make the sleeve pleats matching the pattern markings together. Iron the bias strip for the cuff opening into four parts so it is easier to attach. Sew the bias strip to the cuff opening and fold inwards at the side with the two pleats.

Pockets

2. Match the fronts and back together, with right sides facing, and sew the shoulders. Mount the sleeves, with right sides together and matching the pattern markings. Pin in place and sew. Sew the underarm seams and the side seams with the right sides of the fabric facing together.

3. Iron the adhesive lining onto one cuff piece, then fold and iron a 3/8” (1 cm) seam allowance inwards along the upper edge. Match the two pieces of each cuff together, with right sides facing, and sew around the edges, except along the top.

Sleeves

4. Make the sleeve pleats matching the pattern markings together. Iron the bias strip for the cuff opening into four parts, so it is easier to attach. Sew the bias strip to the cuff opening and fold inwards at the side with the two pleats.

5. Match the fronts and back together, with right sides facing, and sew the shoulders. Mount the sleeves, with right sides together and matching the pattern markings. Pin in place and sew. Sew the underarm seams and the side seams with the right sides of the fabric facing together.

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Cuffs

6. Iron the adhesive lining onto one cuff piece, then fold and iron a 3/8” (1 cm) seam allowance inwards along the upper edge. Match the two pieces of each cuff together, with right sides facing, and sew around the edges, except along the top.

7. Turn the cuff out to the right side and sew the edge of the inner cuff to the bottom of the sleeve. To finish, turn the seam towards the inside of the cuff and top stitch the outer cuff piece in place close to the edge. Make the buttonholes and sew on the buttons.

Collar

8. Iron the adhesive lining onto one of the collar pieces and one of the collar stand pieces. Match the collar pieces together, with right sides facing. Pin and sew around the edges, except for the lower edge. Trim the seam allowance at the corners and turn the collar out to the right side. Top stitch close to the edges, except the lower edge.

9. Fold 3/8” (1 cm) inwards along the lower edge of one of the collar stand pieces. Place the lower edge of the collar in between the two collar stand pieces with the right sides facing together.

10. Sew the edge of the outer collar piece around the neckline, with right sides facing together.

11. Turn the collar up and fold the seam towards the inside of the collar stand. Next, stitch along the full length of the inner part of the collar stand, close to the edge. Make the buttonhole in the collar stand and sew on the button.

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