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Garment Sewing 101 - Summer Dress

Come on in to learn how to make a simple dress from a commercial pattern. Gain knowledge of working with a pattern, choosing the right size, altering the pattern and ending with a custom fit dress. Choose pattern – Simplicity #8548 or Butterick #6449

Intermediate Beginner

Pre-requisite: Minimum of 2 “Begin to Sew Series” classes


1st Class
- Pattern - Simplicity 8548 or Butterick 6449
- *Book – “Pattern Fitting with Confidence” Nancy Zieman
- 2 yards of Pattern Tracing Paper or Pellon Tru-Grid
- Tape Measure
- Scissors
- Pens – 1 Black/Blue and 1 Red
- Ruler
- Yard stick

*Book can be found at at

2nd Class
- Fabric according to pattern envelope
- Thread to match fabric
- Sewing supplies – pins, scissors, seam ripper, tape measure
- Sewing Machine with power cord and foot control

Before Class - Please wash and dry your fabric to shrink it before cutting out your pattern.

**Class discount applies to any supplies purchased at All Brands.


Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: Pre-requisite: Minimum of 2 ?Begin to Sew Series? classes
Instructor: SHELLY WEST

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Included Materials



This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.

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Phone: 804-270-1882
Address: 8079 West Broad St
                 Richmond, VA 23294
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Tue - Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm
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