Marcy & Katherine Tilton

The Ultimate T-Shirt: Fitting & Construction

Marcy & Katherine Tilton
  • In-depth Instruction; over 186 mins
  • On-demand video access anytime
  • Bonus downloadable PDF resources
  • Access to class Q&A
Meet your instructors, Marcy and Katherine Tilton, and gain an overview of what you'll learn in class.
Start with a thorough overview of different types of knits -- including the pros and cons of each -- before selecting which knit will be best for your project.
Tackle the pattern in style with this comprehensive discussion of how to measure, pin and fit your pattern beautifully!
Leave your fear behind as you cut, staystitch, stabilize and sew your way through the construction of your t-shirt.
Time to choose your favorite neckband style! In this lesson, Katherine shares construction and sewing tips for a basic wraparound style that's chic and fun to work with.
In this lesson, Marcy walks you through everything you need to know for a gorgeous classic neckband finish that adds an entirely new look to your t-shirt.
Refining your garment has never been so down-to-earth! Eliminate the stress of garment fitting as you pin, create darts, and refine your t-shirt for a flattering and fashionable fit.
Set in the sleeve for a smooth, polished finish and check to ensure that the fit and length are just to your liking.
Learn professional finishing tips and get inspired as Katherine and Marcy share dozens of different design ideas.
9 Lessons
3  hrs 6  mins

From their Oregon studios, the Tilton sisters share decades of design and sewing experience, showing you how to modify and sew a T-shirt pattern for a flattering fit. You’ll approach knits with confidence, from choosing and cutting out fabric to sewing stable seams and finishing edges for a polished look. Learn the ingenious secret of easing in sleeves and choose between two collar types. Follow along as the sisters construct the basic T-shirt, then show how to modify it and make it your own. Put your imagination to work – you’ll want to make a dozen!

Important Pattern Information

The sewing pattern on which this class is based — Vogue 8793 — is not included with your purchase and may be out of print — check with online retailers. This class is rich in essential sewing techniques, so if the pattern is out of print, we encourage you to look for an alternative pattern with similar style details. You might also be able to find the original pattern through a private reseller.

Marcy & Katherine Tilton

Sisters Katherine and Marcy Tilton work together at their individual sewing studios in rural Oregon. Marcy is a sewing industry maven and Vogue pattern designer with a passion for design and sewing who hosts an inspiring website featuring a finely curated fabric collection. Katherine designs her own line of patterns for Butterick and Vogue and teaches creativity workshops focused on sewing and surface design techniques. Together, they host a popular design orientated Paris tour.

Marcy & Katherine Tilton

Bonus materials available after purchase