In our advanced beginner dressmaking class, students can choose to make either the Farrow Dress, Willow or Alder dress. Each of these patterns are great advanced beginner sewing patterns, ones that bridge the gap between the simplest of garment patterns and more advanced dressmaking patterns. Designed with everyday wear in mind, each of these dresses features a slightly boxy shape for a flattering, comfortable fit. Pattern and sewing tools included at class. You will need to collect your pattern before class and cut your fabric pieces before class. If you're not able to collect it, we are happy to mail it to you. We've found the cutting out is often very time consuming and thought it best not to use that time in class. If you need help with pattern reading or cutting out, please come to an open sip-n-sew and we can help you. Fabric not included. Check the pattern back for fabric yardage required for your size. Bring your pre-washed fabric to class.
The main image shown here is the farrow dress and the other sample image is the willow.
You've taken one of our intro to sewing classes or have the equivalent amount of experience. You have some basic garment sewing experience such as a pullover top or a-line skirt. You know how to thread and use a sewing machine. You've sewn within the last 2 years. You will not be taught to sew in this class so please be sure you already know how to sew!
Materials needed: See your required fabric yardage on the back of the pattern and bring your fabric pre-washed to class.
Materials provided: The Farrow, Willow or Alder pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron.
Minimum and max number of people for class: Min 4 / Max 6