Create your own timeless wardrobe staple - a classic shirt - in this masterclass with Jane McCann and Sirpa Mörsky

Lead Maker / Practitioner: Jane McCann with visiting practitioner Sirpa Mörsky (Finland).

The focus will be on shirts – to produce garment shapes from a basic shirt block for on-going development that may be: 

  • Enduring style as opposed to transient fast fashion 

  • Adaptable to different end uses from casual workwear to the exotic 

  • Ageless and inclusive: Sized to the style preference of the wearer 

  • Offering potential for embellishment and personalisation 

  • Suitable for domestic machine sewing – or potentially hand sewn. 

Pattern style adaption: 

  • Introduction to practical pattern block adaptation for a range of styles: 

  • For example, adaptation can: Elongate / Crop / Gather / Flare etc. 

  • Typical adaptations may include: Workwear Jacket/ Smock/ Shirt Dress. 

  • Guidance on fabric selection and potential for embellishment and personalisation 

  • Brief reference to methods of joining of seams 


Please bring; 

  • 2 / 3 metres calico 

  • Please select light, medium or heavy weight calico dependent on style preference to be developed. (NB: Medium weight calico will be available for participants to buy if necessary) 

  • Set square - if available and/or Ruler – if available 

  • Pattern Tracing Wheel - would be helpful! 

  • Tape measure 

  • Pencils (Soft and Hard) and Pencil sharpener 

  • Rubber 

  • Paper scissors and Fabric scissors 

  • Pins, Needles, and thread 


Not suitable for under 16s 

Those with a love of timeless clothing, with an interest in textiles and simple shirts/ workwear and some basic experience in sewing / making. 

Please bring a packed lunch. 

Artist Own Studio Workshop: book directly with artist 

To book:  

Dates and times
Jane McCann

One-day workshop


£70 (plus cost of calico if buying from host)

Tea/Coffee provided

To book:  

Jane McCann

Over 16s only. Basic experience in sewing required.

Getting to Artist Own Studio Workshop: Crafting Shirts with Jane McCann and Sirpa Mörsky

Jane McCann

Address provided on booking
BT21 0PQ
United Kingdom