Sewing 201: Tops & Dresses // 4 Weeks // Click for Dates

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.

Skills learned:

  • 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: 

June class will use the Terrace Dress by Liesl & Co. This is a beginner-friendly pullover dress in sizes XS to XXL 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!

July class and all classes going forward will use the Cielo Top or Dress by Closet Case Patterns. Sizes 0-30 with multiple cup sizes. This is a beginner friendly pullover top or dress. We will be completing the short sleeve version, but you will learn the skills necessary to make the gathered long sleeve at home. This is a pattern that can grow with you as it has multiple variations as you increase your skill set. 

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.

Photos courtesy of Closet Core Patterns

4 Weeks; 12 Course Hours

Class size is limited. For information relating to new class & purchase policies and safety protocols for COVID-19, please click here.

Section 1: Mondays 6-9pm on July 12, 19, 26 & Aug 2

Section 2: Sundays 5-8pm on July 25, Aug 1, 8 & 15

  • $275.00