Sewing 201: Dress // 4 Weeks // Starts July 12, July 14 or Aug 11
MAKE. YOUR. OWN. CLOTHES. Hey, we know you can do it. We demystify the garment making process through the construction of a satisfyingly simple women's dress or top. You'll learn how to read and follow a pattern and develop the skills you need to move on to more complicated pieces.
- Introduction to patterns, woven apparel fabrics, body measurements and size charts
- Pattern layout and cutting fabric on-grain
- Seam finishes
- Neckline finishing
- Darts for shaping
- In-seam pockets
- Sewing curves and hems
Pattern Used: Terrace Dress by Liesl & Co. This is a beginner-friendly pullover dress with scoop neck, center back seam, bust darts, slight A-line shape, in-seam pockets, two sleeve options, and an optional fabric belt for shaping. Can be made into a top, tunic, or maxi length dress. Even if this dress is not your ideal style, you will learn all the necessary foundational techniques to move onto to other garments that suit you better!
Skill Level: Beginner. You should feel comfortable threading a sewing machine and sewing straight seams, but may be new to using patterns or making clothing. You have taken our Sewing 101 class or have equivalent experience.
You may take this class even if you have taken Sewing 201: Pants.
Pattern & materials not included. You will be purchasing a digital copy of the pattern as well as your fabric & thread. You do not need to bring any materials to the first class. The instructor will go over everything you need for the second session.
4 Weeks; 12 Course Hours
Please refer to our registration policies before signing up for a class. *Updated March 2020: In light of current circumstances regarding COVID-19, we have made adjustments to our normal refund and transfer policy. If you register for a class after March 20 and your class is postponed or cancelled OR if you are not able to attend class due to a personal health concern, you are entitled to a full refund or transfer.
Note that we have TWO studio locations. Each section below will list its location so make sure you choose the one you prefer, and mark it on your calendar and GPS so you arrive at the correct studio on the first day of class!
[registration closed] Section 1 (1912 South St): 4 Wednesdays 6-9pm on June 17, June 24, July 1 & July 8
Section 2 (1912 South St): 4 Sundays 2-5pm on July 12, July 19, July 26 & Aug 2
Section 3 (800 S 8th St): 4 Tuesdays 6-9pm on July 14, July 21, July 28 & Aug 4
Section 4 (1912 South St): 4 Tuesdays 6-9pm on Aug 11, Aug 18, Aug 25 & Sept 1