Shopping Cart

Ellsworth Top - three session

gather here Classes

The Ellsworth Top from Merchant and Mills is an intermediate workshop featuring an oversized, boxy shirt with a dropped back hem and half placket. Swingy and absurdly comfortable. You'll learn how to set a collar, create a button placket, and sleeve cuffs. Plus buttons and buttonholes.
The drop shoulder (bat-wing sleeve) means you won't have to tackle setting a sleeve for this project.

We recommend tracing your pattern onto Swedish Tracing Paper prior to class.

If you need someone to take your measurements accurately please ask a craft associate when you come in for your supplies. This may also be the perfect project to create a wearable muslin - we recommend making your wearable muslin out of a similar weight fabric that you intend on using for your final version.

Limited to 4 students (16 yrs of age or older); 2 students are required for class to meet. If a class is cancelled due to low enrollment, you will receive a full refund.

  • Level:  Intermediate. This is 100% NOT your first garment. You’ve made other clothes in the past - not necessarily with a buttonfront or a collar but clothes none the less.
  • We provide: the studio space, machines, super cool automatic button hole, tools and expertise.
  • You bring:  Fabric you love! Recommended fabrics are: 3-6oz linen, cotton poplin, cotton lawn, cotton double gauze, chambray, tencel, and hemp/cototn blends. Your total yardage is dependent on your size and style (want it a little longer or maybe cropped?), 1 yard of lightweight fusible interfacing for the plackets and collar, coordinating thread, 6 1/2-3/4" buttons, and a copy of the pattern (available online & in the store).
  • Class length: 2 1/2 hours each session for a total of 7 1/2 hours.

Class meets Thursdays, January 6, 13, and 20 at 5:30pm.

Online participants will:
  • Need to pickup supplies prior to the class session.
  • Receive a Zoom invitation link the morning of the workshop.
Note that masks are still required for workshop & studio time participants. *Some Sewing Classes may be scheduled for our downstairs studio. Please contact us if you would prefer not to navigate stairs and we will switch studios.

You can read gather here's class policies (if you're interested)!