We are incredibly excited to add this to our roster of early apparel projects. In this project you'll work with a pattern, which means you'll want to sign up for This is a Pattern (apparel sewing 101), and then you'll work on details such as top-stitching pockets, curved seams, gathering stitches, and more. It’s exciting to see a pattern so well balanced and with many variations and opportunities to put your own spin on it.
This loose shift is both comfortable and elegant, the perfect wardrobe staple. Choose from three different lengths: a cropped top, above-the-knee dress, or calf-length dress with side slits. The top has a plain back, while the dress has added fullness from back gathers. Patch pockets, waist tie, and three quarter length sleeve options are included. Neck is finished with an easy-to-sew facing. If this is one of your first apparel projects, we recommend keeping it simple with the top. Additionally, using muslin for your first project is never a bad idea.
Experience Level: Advanced Beginner Sewing/Beginner Apparel Sewing (you are comfortable on the machine and have completed several other projects (non-apparel or a few apparel projects)
You've taken This is a Pattern (Apparel Sewing 101) or equivalent and will be able to trace/cut and prep your pieces on your own if not doing it in This is a Pattern.
- Wiksten Women’s Shift Dress + Top Pattern
- light to medium weight fabric with good drape, such as brushed cotton, gauze, voile, lawn, flannel, chambray, linen, silk crepe, charmeuse, silk noil, rayon
- matching thread
- 1/4 yd lightweight fusible interfacing to add structure to neck facing (optional)
- all other supplies and tools needed, including machine, provided while in class at Drygoods Design
*all materials available for purchase at Drygoods Design, including a 20% discount with proof of class registration (excludes sale items). We love seeing our fabrics in what you make with us too!
Price: $110 Includes six hours of instruction, all machines and other tools needed to complete the project.
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On-site translations services are not available for this class
We currently have 2 in stock. With fabrics, this may be approximate. All fabrics are sold by the yard. For less than yard quantities, call us or order the full yardage and make note in the cart of the quantity you want (down to the quarter yard), we'll cut accordingly and refund the difference!