Workshop : Sew Your Own Shirt


Learn to sew your own classic button up shirt. 

In this two day workshop you will be guided through sewing a classic button up shirt.

Aimee will guide you through classic shirt making techniques to sew the Closet Core Jenna Shirt.  You'll leave with a beautifully crafted shirt and the confidence to tackle shirt making on your own. 

You will learn to sew a traditional shirt collar, cuffs and placket, yoke, and more. 

Set in the idyllic White Swan private dining room, this two day workshop is fully catered and the perfect opportunity for a Sewcation with other like minded makers.  

Skill level - adventurous beginner/intermediate +

Restricted to eight participants - so get in quick! 

You will be using the Jenna Shirt pattern - this is a loose fit shirt, so the focus of the class is sewing techniques, not fit alterations.  

There is a lot to pack in, so you will need to prepare and cut out your fabric before arriving.  We will then get right into the nitty gritty of shirt making! 

About your tutor :
Aimee is a professional tailor and milliner with a career in both apparel manufacturing and bespoke tailoring; we're incredibly privileged to have her here at Miss Maude to share her amazing depth of skills and talent with you.

The workshop will be held at the White Swan Country Hotel private dining room.  A beautiful space with roaring fire - wonderful winter ambience for two days of sewing indulgence. 

Choose from -
Mon/Tues 15th - 16th July, or
Mon/Tues 22nd - 23rd July, 

What's included:

  • Two days of expert tuition: 9am - 4pm each day.
  • Jenna Shirt printed pattern (we'll send this to you when you book)
  • Tea, coffee and water throughout
  • Lunch each day
  • Discount voucher for 15% off storewide at Miss Maude


We recommend you use a stable cotton fabric for this class.  A cotton poplin/shirting fabric is perfect.   It will make fabric wrangling an easy task leaving you to focus on the sewing skills and techniques.  Choose your own, or choose the option in the drop down box and we'll send you everything you need.  Choose from classic black or white organic cotton poplin. 


  • You need to be an adventurous beginner/intermediate sewer.   There will be some independent work required. 
  • Bring prepared pattern, cut out fabric and notions.  (we will be in touch with more details after you secure your spot)
  • You need to bring your own sewing machine and sewing kit.  Please ensure that it is in good working order. 

Class numbers:

  • Maximum of eight - secure your spot early! 


  • Please note that if you choose to cancel your booking for this class, the class fee is non-refundable. You are, however, able to transfer your place to someone else. Please notify us at if this is the case.


Only 2 pieces in stock!



Orders over $180 will ship free to New Zealand and Australia

We aim to ship your order within one working day of payment being received.  NZ deliveries are normally delivered within a day or two of leaving the store; Australian deliveries are sent via NZ Post + Australia Post tracked service for a 6-12 day delivery delivery service; other international deliveries are sent via tracked courier services for timely delivery.

At times there may be circumstances beyond our control which will delay shipping.  

For full details, please refer to our shipping page. 



Fabric > This is cut to become a bespoke product, we are unable to offer a refund if you change your mind.  We encourage you to order a sample first if colour, texture and weight is important for your project.   

Yarn + Other Goods > If you are not delighted with your purchase, we will happily refund, exchange or offer a store credit on full priced yarn and other goods within 30 days of purchase and in their original As New condition. 

Sale Items > No returns or exchanges on any sale items.  Note, some items may be on sale because of a known fault - this will be noted on the product listing.  

Damaged Items + Faults > We will gladly take returns on any item that is faulty or damaged, please refer to our returns page for full information. 

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