Instructor: Cecelia Harris
Class Description: This dress is effortless and perfect for any occasion whether going to the grocery store or attending a meeting. Style it with tennis shoes or leggings and boots. Students should have experience with a sewing machine and either taken Sewing 101 or made a simple project like a pillow. The first of two sessions will concentrate on measuring, fitting and cutting out. The second session we will construct our garment.
Materials fee: $2 for drafting paper and serger threads
Student supply list:
The Patricia Rose dress pattern available on Amazon as a paper pattern or www.stylearc.com in a digital form (digital patterns should be taped together but not cut out),
Required fabric yardage and any interfacing,
Thread to match,
Tools and manual for your own sewing machine if you are using it. Textiles West has machines for your use.
You may want your own fabric scissors or rotary cutter.
Number of hours for class: 6 hours on two days; the first session is 2 hours and the second 4 hours
Class Level: Fascination – These classes will introduce you to a new skill, concept or technique and are open to all levels. The student may, however, be required to have a basic skill or have taken a certification class. For example, for a flat-pattern drafting class one need not know anything about flat-pattern drafting but should have a basic understanding of the sewing machine. Any prerequisites will be listed in the class description.
Member Price: $85
Non-Member Price: $95
Why I sew: When I think of all the reasons I sew – saving money, getting a good fit, not being limited to what’s in the store, being conscious of how my clothing is produced – the reason above all is that I can be unique. I know that when I choose my own pattern and pair it with a fabric, I will be creating a garment that no one else has. I can also create home goods that are as individual as I am. In a day and age where uniformity is difficult to avoid, creating my own sewn garments is a way to express my voice.