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Dressmaking: Design your own dress shirt

A course by Lantoki
Fashion designers. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined April 2018
, Fashion designers

Give personality to your wardrobe by creating your own dress shirts from scratch

  • Best Seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% Positive reviews (393)
  • 9389 students
Dressmaking: Design your own dress shirt

Give personality to your wardrobe by creating your own dress shirts from scratch

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% Positive reviews (393)
  • 9389 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 22 Lessons (3h 47m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
  • Unlimited access forever

The need to resort to designer stores to find a customized dress shirt with a perfect fit has come to an end. Now, you can make it yourself! Fashion designers Urko and Sandra, founders of Lantoki, are experts when it comes to combining style, quality, comfort, and practicality.

Learn all the steps and dressmaking techniques to make your own dress shirt, starting from printing the pattern, choosing and cutting fabric correctly, to sewing, and adding the finishing touches. Discover all the secrets behind this art form and give personality to your wardrobe with a garment created by your able hands, from start to finish.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Printing and preparing the patterns
  • U3
    U3. Fabric cut
  • U4
    U4. Start sewing
  • U5
    U5. Fit sleeves
  • U6
    U6. Neck and finishes
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Start the course by getting to know Urko and Sandra’s career so far, and the story behind the creation of their brand Lantoki. See what their main aesthetic references are in fashion, as well as other areas like architecture and design.

In the second unit, take the first steps to create your shirt, looking at the materials and tools needed. Start by defining the size of the shirt and print a pattern that will be provided by the teachers, then learn how to make some changes to customize your shirt, adjusting the sleeves, collar, and pockets.

Once your pattern is ready, learn how to choose the right fabric, assess how much you’ll need and how to cut it accurately, transferring all the shapes of your pattern to the fabric.

Next, you’ll start to sew. Urko teaches how to prepare the front and back of your dress shirt, and how to sew them together. Prepare the buttonholes for the front of your shirt, sew the folds of the chest and waist, join the yoke to the back, as well as the shoulders, and sides.

In the fifth unit, your shirt will have taken shape, and you’ll proceed by sewing the sleeves with openings, folds, and cuffs. You’ll work on each section separately, eventually adding each section to your shirt. You’ll see that creating the sleeves is a crucial step in how well your shirt looks once you are done.

Lastly, you’ll sew on your collar, another key feature of your dress shirt that will need special attention. Then you’ll sew on the buttons, the pockets, and conclude the course with some finishing touches.

What is this course's project?

Make your own long-sleeved dress shirt, with collar and cuffs.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

For artists, designers, or anyone interested in dressmaking, and wants to learn how to make their own clothes.

What you need

You will need a sewing machine and lots of enthusiasm for learning how to sew.

As for materials, you will need a measuring tape, paper to make your patterns, a printer, a pencil, an eraser, a ruler, pins, a sewing machine, an ironing board, fabric, buttons, and thread.


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A course by Lantoki

Fashion designers

Urko Martinez and Sandra Liberal, founders of Lantoki, both have a degree in Fashion Design from IED Barcelona (Istituto Europeo di Design). After completing their fashion studies in 2010, they ventured into starting their own fashion brand together. Lantoki was launched with a space in Barcelona that combines a store and an atelier, where they carry out their entire design and creations of patterns, samples, accessories, and cuts.

The brand is renowned for creating simple yet unique designs, characterized as minimalist and feminine. They give special attention to the quality of each garment, by using fabrics made from natural fibers and meticulously working on the finishing touches.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course?
  • U2

    Printing and preparing the patterns

    • Materials and tools
    • How to choose your size, print the patterns and glue them together
    • Modifications of the pattern and tracing of the pieces
  • U3

    Fabric cut

    • Recommended fabrics and required quantity
    • Preparation of the tissue and positioning of the patterns
    • Correctly cut the fabric and interlining 1
    • Properly cut the fabric and interlining 2
  • U4

    Start sewing

    • Ironing and sewing the placket
    • Sew darts
    • Sew the yoke on the back
    • Shoulders with yoke
    • Union of laterals
  • U5

    Fit sleeves

    • Sew cuff opening and sleeve pleats
    • Preparation of the sleeves and cuffs
    • Fit sleeve on shirt
  • U6

    Neck and finishes

    • Sew neck and neck foot together
    • Sew collar to shirt
    • Make buttonholes and buttons and sew the pocket
    • Low
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Introduction to pattern making and clothing

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Dressmaking: Design your own dress shirt. A Craft course by Lantoki Best Seller

Dressmaking: Design your own dress shirt

A course by Lantoki
Fashion designers. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined April 2018
  • 98% Positive reviews (393)
  • 9389 students