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Virtual Class! SPECIAL GUEST - Cris Wood Envelope Dress

Regular price $55.00 Sale

  • Beginner

This is a virtual class spread over 2 sessions that you will take from the comfort of your own home! You will receive a zoom link within 24 hours of registration. 

The Cris Wood Envelope Dress is a super fast and easy zero waste dress pattern that you will want to make several of. It's already become a fan favorite around here. We are even lucky enough to have Cris, herself, teaching this class!

The Envelope Dress is a versatile loose fitting caftan style dress. There are no pattern pieces to print or cut. These instructions include both a “One Size” option which uses 1.5 yards of woven fabric of any width as well as a customizable option for all sizes and fit styles. If you are above a size 14, you may need 1.75-2yds of fabric. Please contact kari@topstitchatl.com for assistance.

The customizable sizing option allows you to grade for any size using a simple formula to help you calculate your personal fabric requirements. Suitable fabrics include woven fabrics with a good drape -lightweight linen, lightweight cottons, silks, rayons, gauze.

The class will be broken up into 2 sessions:

6/20: 5:00-5:30PM EST - Introductions, how to calculate fabric cuts and going over cutting ***cutting & prepping fabric will be homework***

6/21: 5:00-7:00PM EST - Sewing the dress

NOTE: You must know how to sew to take this class. Your teacher will not be going over how to thread your machine.

Skills you will learn:  Basic garment construction. Using your measurements to calculate pattern pieces, hemming

Skills expected: 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: A sewing machine, 1.5 yds fabric. Suitable fabrics include woven fabrics with a good drape -lightweight linen, lightweight cottons, silks, rayons, gauze. Other supplies include thread, measuring tape, fabric marking utensil, scissors.

Materials provided: A pdf of the pattern will be emailed to you prior to class. 

Max number of people for class: 15

Instructor: Cris Wood