Sewing 301 // 6 Weeks // Starts Sept 15

Fitting is an essential skill for every stitcher's toolbox. Have you ever spent hours of excitement making the "perfect" pattern with your favorite fabric only to run into disappointment when it doesn't fit? This fitting and intermediate garment-making course is one of the most empowering courses we offer--we give you the skills to have control over the outcome of your patterns. You'll learn how to sew a fit sample, make adjustments and transfer those adjustments to your paper pattern.

We also take you to the next level in terms of construction by teaching the tricks of the trade you need to walk away with a beautiful lined dress with shaping elements and a zipper closure. You may choose from an array of styles for this course. Patterns in misses and plus size are offered. 

Skills learned:

  • Creating a muslin fit sample
  • Fit adjustments
  • Transferring fit adjustments to pattern
  • Sewing darts and panels to create fit and dimension
  • Incorporating a full or partial lining 
  • Set-in sleeves 
  • Invisible zipper installation- Gathering
  • Finishing techniques ex. top stitching, understitching, handstitching


Skill Level: Intermediate. You have made a garment and are familiar with sewing patterns. You feel comfortable with sewing curves and finishing seams.

Pattern and materials not included. A supply list will be sent to you ahead of time.

6 Weeks; 18 Course Hours

Please refer to our registration policies before signing up for a class. Note that we have TWO studio locations. The class option(s) below will list the location so make sure to mark it on your calendar and GPS so you arrive at the correct studio!

Section 1 (800 S 8th St): 6 Thursdays 6-9pm; Aug 8, Aug 15, Aug 22, Aug 29, Sept 5 & Sept 12

[2 spots left] Section 2 (800 S 8th St): 6 Sundays 1:30-4:30pm; Sept 15, Sept 22, Sept 29, Oct 6, Oct 13 & Oct 20

  • $375.00