Vintage Dress Lab

In this fashion lab four week sewing class, students will create four different vintage inspired dress styles. The focus will be on pattern reading and more intermediate techniques like darts, inserting zippers, fit, hemming, etc.

Each two hour class will be project oriented and each student will leave classes with their finished projects.

We’re delighted our newest instructor, Kristen Haggerty, will be teaching this class. She is currently getting her Masters Degree in Clothing & Textile Studies at FIT and her specialty is in Historical Costuming.  You will find her not only to be be a fantastic sewing instructor, but also a wealth of knowledge in vintage fashion.

Advanced Beginner Level (This just means you should probably have a little bit of sewing experience before you jump into sewing dresses.)

Week 1

Vogue Basic Pattern 2521
Hight-fitted, princess-seamed, flared dress in choice 3 lengths with wide scoop neck with multiple sleeve variations.

Week 2

McCalls 8979
Fifties style, gathered waist, full skirt dress with long or cape sleeve options.

Week 3

McCalls 6683
Eighties style wrap dress with collar and multiple sleeve options.

Week 4

Simplicity 6908
A-Line 60’s Cowl Neck Shift

Upcoming Dates:
Thursdays 7-9pm
October 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th (2012)

$159 + Fabrics
6 spots per session.

$139 Early Bird Pricing – Valid only if you sign up 1 month before the class starts.

Click here to Register Online or call studio 201.876.1198

Please Note: This price also includes 5 weeks of UNLIMITED FREE Open Lab hours. Unlimited hours begins the first day of class, continues through out the four week class and ends one week after the last class (Open lab normally $5/hour)

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Here’s the fabric you’ll need to get before class or purchase at studio during class:

Vogue Basic Pattern 2521
22″ Dress Zipper
Sleeveless or short sleeve 3 yards of fabric
Long sleeve, puffy sleeve, ruffle version 4 yards of fabric
Long sleeve, floor length version 5 yards
Fabric Suggestions: Cotton, broadcloth, gingham,  linen, heavy weight stretch twill, corduroy

McCalls 8979
22″ Dress Zipper
All Versions 4 Yards of fabric
Fabric Suggestions: Rayon, Silk dupioni, Silk Shantung, cotton twill

McCalls 6683
Short Sleeve Version 3 1/2 Yards of fabric
Long Sleeve Version 4 Yards of fabric
Fabric Suggestion: Lightweight cotton, Cotton Blends, broadclothgingham,  linen

Simplicity 6908
22″ Dress Zipper
Both Versions 3 1/2 Yards of Fabric
Fabric Suggestions: Cotton, broadclothgingham,  linenheavy weight stretch twillcorduroy



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