About Sewing Dresses Boot Camp
Learn all the basics of sewing beautiful dresses that fit you in six weeks!
Students will focus on learning basic sewing skills to create 2-3 gorgeous dresses that actually fit your body. We've designed a 15 hour sewing class that will take your skills to the next level. This is a sewing course is designed for the sewing student who's had some basic experience. This class can be taken in our Sewing Studio in Hoboken (6 spots available) or you can take it from home and attend live instruction classes via video.
As with all our sewing classes, all students work at their own pace and focus on learning new skills based on the skills they come to class with. The number of projects you complete in the class will depend on how much experience you come to class with & how much work you do in between instruction times.
Things you'll learn in the Sewing Dresses Boot Camp:
- How to take your measurements to determine dress sizes
- Seam Allowance and why is it important
- How to thread, operate and master the sewing machine.
- Basic clothing construction.
- How to read a sewing pattern.
- How to determine which patterns are right for you
- How to make adjustments to the patterns and fit of the garment
- How do I take things in and let them out, as needed
Please note, supplies for this class are not included.
If you'd like to purchase supplies from us click here.
If taking the class at home and you do not live locally, you must purchase supplies 1 week prior to the start date. Supplies will be mailed to you.
2.5 yards of 60" wide or 3 yards of 44" wide medium weight fabrics such as poplin, denim, corduroy, velveteen, twill, flannel, wool crêpe, gabardine.
All-purpose polyester thread
One hook and eye
Hand sewing needle
Main Fabric: 2.5 yards of 60" wide or 3 yards of 44" wide lightweight fabrics such as silk or rayon crepe, shirt- ings, lawn, silk twill, light wool gabardine, wool crepe.
Lining Fabric: 1.5 yards of 44" or 60" wide cotton lawn, cotton batiste, silk or rayon crepe, silk/cotton blends, specialty lining fabrics.
All-purpose polyester thread
One hook and eye
Gathered Waist Dress:
3 yards of 60" wide or 3.5 yards of 44" wide knit fabrics such as medium- or lightweight jersey knit, baby rib knit, French terry, double knit, ITY. Lightweight woven fabrics can be used, as well.
1.5 yards of 1-inch elastic
*Please note: Using a ballpoint needle is helpful if using a very stretchy knit fabric
In Studio Instruction vs. At Home Live Video Instruction
This class is being offered as a live class in our studio, as well as a video class with live instruction online.
Students Taking This Class in Our Sewing Studio will follow along with the instruction being taught by the instructor in the studio. In order to follow our pandemic studio protocol, as well as minimize movement in the studio studio students will have the opportunity to access the video feed to have closer views of the instructor teaching in the studio. Students will of course be able to ask questions and interact with the instructor.
Each student in the studio will have a reserved cutting table & sewing station with all the tools within reach. Studio students will have access to the video recordings to watch in between classes.
Students taking the class At Home via Live Video Instruction will follow along with the instruction being taught by the instructor on the video. The class will be taught with two camera views, on on the instructor talking and anything done away from the sewing machine. The other camera will be on the sewing machine and action taking place there.
Please note: We did not design the patterns for this class. Students taking this class At Home will purchase patterns directly from the pattern designer. That is why the video version of this class is slightly less. Cost of patterns is approximately $42 for all three.
Once you sign up for an will receive an email from us regarding your login instructions. You'll also receive access to a password protected personalized web page for the class. This page will include patterns, links to recorded videos of you class so you can re-watch if you choose. It will also include helpful On Demand Videos for an optimal sewing experience at home. Students will of course be able to ask questions and interact with the instructor through the video software while the live instruction is taking place. .
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