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Sew the Fairfield Button-up Shirt from Thread Theory Designs


Learn all the technical skills to construct a professional button-up shirt with Adrianna Aguirre from Thread Theory Designs.

Course Description

In this workshop, you will learn how to sew front-button plackets, sleeve plackets, a collar and collar stand, a back shoulder yoke, flat felled seams, buttons, and buttonholes to name a few details. You will learn how to pick the correct size and make pattern adjustments so the finished garment will fit you correctly. Depending on the fabric you choose for your project you will learn how to match plaids and prints.

This is an intermediate sewing project so it would be best if you had prior sewing knowledge or are familiar with reading sewing pattern instructions and using a sewing pattern. 




Artist Biography

Adrianna Aguirre graduated from The Academy of Art University in 2012 with a BFA in Fashion Design, with a focus on Menswear. Since moving to Portland in 2013, she has worked in various niche alteration and bespoke tailoring studios and with local fashion designers, and currently does technical design work for several indie sewing pattern companies. She is currently the pattern development manager for Thread Theory Sewing Patterns and an instructor at the Portland Fashion Institute. She loves most to teach sustainable construction, alteration, and pattern-making techniques so that everyone can feel empowered by having the skillset to sew and make clothing that fits their body. 

Learn more about Adrianna Aguirre and her work by visiting her websites and, & by checking out her Instagram @threadtheorydesigns.




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