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2018 Shirt Month Starts Now!

By Allie

Allie is the co-founder of Indiesew and creator of all things pretty on the site. Follow Allie and receive other Indiesew updates by subscribing to the blog.

Indiesew | 2018 Shirt Month

A few months ago, we polled our Instagram followers on the idea of hosting an online sewing event centered around shirt- and shirt-dress making. The results were overwhelmingly in favor of an entire month devoted to making button-up shirts, collared popovers, and shirt-dresses!

Shirt and shirtdress month starts right now! We've loaded up the Indiesew Fabric Shop with new substrates perfect for your handmade shirts and shirtdresses, with more to come throughout the month. Plus, we have a calendar full of content to help guide you through the process of making your own shirt or shirtdress.


technically speaking, What's a shirt or shirtdress?

For this event, we consider a shirt or shirtdress to be any top, dress, or romper with a full or partial center front placket and a collar.


 Shirt and Shirtdress Sewing Patterns

Check out our current lineup of shirt and shirtdress sewing patterns. Throughout the month we'll be featuring several of these designs on the Indiesew blog. If you've made any of these patterns, we encourage you to upload your creation this month!

Indiesew | Shirt and Shirtdress Sewing Patterns

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New Suitable Shirt Fabrics!

And just for this event, we've loaded up the Indiesew Fabric Shop with six new suitable shirt fabrics. We'll be showing you a few of these fabrics sewn into shirts and shirt-dresses this month too! A few more fabrics will trickle into the shop later this week.

Shirtmaking Fabric | Indiesew Blog

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Shirt Month Event Calendar

To make sure you get the most out of Shirt Month possible, we're delivering loads of relevant content to you! The following events will take place over the next three weeks:

  • Monday, January 8 (today!): Shirt Month kickoff. Six new fabrics hit the shop.
  • Wednesday, January 10:  New Fabric Files blog post, this time on double cloth.
  • Wednesday, January 17: A pattern hack blog post, on a tried-and-true pattern.
  • Friday, January 19: LIVE webinar to answer your shirt-making questions, more details to follow.
  • Monday, January 29: A style post on a fun beginner shirt pattern.
  • Wednesday, January 31: Shirt-making tutorial on the blog.

More events may be added over the next month. This schedule is subject to change.



Do you want to play along with us this month and see what others are making too? Be sure to use #shirtmonth on Instagram to join in the fun!

If you have plans to sew up a button-up shirt, collared popover, or shirtdress this year, January is the time to do it! Get those patterns printed out and your fabrics prewashed. Shirt Month is going to be a blast!

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