Learn To Sew A Shirt Or Blouse DVD – Sewing Videos

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Learn to Sew a Shirt or Blouse

featuring Marta Alto

Marta Alto shows you how to fit, cut, mark, and sew two styles of shirts. One has a collar with a band, the other a convertible (fold back or button up) collar. She covers fit, fabrics, choosing the right interfacing, sleeve placket and cuffs, hems, and buttonholes. Marta can make a quality shirt in two hours or less. Each one you make will be faster and easier to sew!


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SKU: 978-0-935278-72-9 Categories: ,


Palmer/Pletsch has focused on the 3-hour shirt in patterns for McCall’s since 1980. Marta Alto, who helped developed the speedy techniques, teaches shirt making in Palmer/Pletsch workshops. Now you can have Marta right in your sewing room and
follow along as she shows you her tips and tricks. (Cover photos courtesy McCall Patterns.)

Easy-to-find information using the following menus:

Fit the pattern
High round back
Full bust
Altered pattern
Fit the sleeve
Painless placket sleeve
Cut the fabric
Seam finishes

Shirt with Collar and Band
First trip to the machine
“Continuous” sewing
First trip to the iron
Cut ‘n press board
Second trip to the machine
Attach band to collar
Attach cuff to sleeve
Yoke shoulder seam
Second trip to the iron
Third trip to the machine
Topstitch cuff
Topstitch yoke
Staystitch neckline
Sew in sleeve
Attach collar to shirt
Third trip to the iron
Buttons and buttonholes

Convertible Collar Shirt
Front facing finishes
Sewing on the collar
Variations for
shirts, blouses
and dresses
Hidden placket
Easy serger French binding
Slippery fabrics and fitted sleeves

Marta Alto has taught others her no-nonsense approach to sewing at a major department store, fabric stores, and for Palmer/Pletsch throughout the U.S., Canada, and Australia over the past 30 years. A specialist in serging and machine embroidery, and co-author with Pati Palmer of Fit for REAL People, Pants for REAL People, and Jackets for Real People, Marta is also featured in other videos and DVDs from Palmer/Pletsch — Fit for Real People: Basics, Pants for Real People:Sewing Techniques, Perfect Fusing, Serger Basics, Creative Serging, Sew an Ultrasuede Jacket, and 21st Century Sewing.

ISBN 978-0-935278-72-9

Additional information

Weight 0.3 lbs
Dimensions 7 × 5 × 0.5 in

1 review for Learn To Sew A Shirt Or Blouse DVD – Sewing Videos

  1. Lynn

    Excellent video for new and seasoned sewers interested in making shirts……As usual, very good and quality sewing instructions. Thanks.

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