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Curvy Sewing Intensive: The Montrose Shirt by Cashmerette

Join us for two days (Saturday, November 2, 9:30 am to 5:00 pm AND Sunday, November 3, 9:30 am to 4 pm).This exclusive fit-focused class is a start-to-finish production, where instructor Megan Green will guide you and just a few students through the garment fitting and making process of the Cashmerette Montrose Shirt. The Montrose is a classic woven shirt with two views tailored for sizes 12 to 28, in three cup sizes (C/D, E/F, G/H), and with two sleeve sizes (standard and full bicep). If you are unsure about fitting in this size range (pattern sizing is different than clothes you purchase in a store), then email Megan for assistance before signing up for the class. Our goal is to help you create a beautifully fitted shirt that celebrates your curves, PLUS an amended pattern you can use to sew even more pieces for your custom wardrobe. (Didn’t we say this was a classic?) 

With the class’s small size -- limited to 8 students and with 2 teachers -- you’ll get plenty of one-on-one guidance so you can begin to master the art of fitting your shape. Here’s what you’ll learn:

Day One

You’ll start by learning to take proper measurements and select your base pattern sizing. You will also learn how to read a pattern. 

Next, you’ll learn to make basic alterations of your flat pattern, and cut and sew a muslin to test your fit.


A note about fabric: If you would like to purchase your fabric before the class, come into the shop and we'll be glad to help you choose. Then you have time to launder it. If you plan to buy your fashion fabric on Day One, please understand you must wash/dry it before cutting it out on Day Two.

Day Two

We’ll help you evaluate the muslin’s fit, make further adjustments and transfer those tweaks to your flat pattern. Finally, it’s time to cut into that beautiful fashion fabric and sew your personal, form-fitted Montrose shirt! 

Email required; instructor will contact students in advance of class with advice and instruction on pattern size choice and other preliminaries.

Class fee includes printed Montrose pattern (Check it out by clicking here) , Pattern Trace non-woven, muslin, bias tape, lunch and afternoon snacks both days, as well as coffee, tea and water. Note: Fee does not include fashion fabric or thread, however fabric, thread and notions purchased at Hip Stitch for use in this class will be discounted 20% for class participants. 



Skill Level:
Skill Details:
Must know how to use a sewing machine.
Email if you have questions about this class and please make sure that you have read the About Our Classes section on our website at
Instructor Name:
Megan Green
Instructor Bio:
You can find information about Megan on her blog, If you have questions, please email her at

Curvy Sewing Intensive: The Montrose Shirt by Cashmerette

$ 299.00