• Sew a Cleo Overalls Dress
  • Sew a Cleo Overalls Dress
  • Sew a Cleo Overalls Dress
  • Sew a Cleo Overalls Dress
  • Sew a Cleo Overalls Dress

Sew a Cleo Overalls Dress




Join is October 1st to make your new favorite new outfit for fall!

Whether you're new to sewing from a pattern or a more experienced sewer who just wants to tackle something new, this workshop is for you.

In this Sunday intensive workshop, you'll gain an understanding of basic garment construction and how to sew from a purchased pattern. You'll leave this class with the skills and confidence to tackle more garment sewing on your own AND with a super cute addition to your wardrobe.

This is an all-day workshop, including a midday lunch break. You'll learn how to:

  • Measure the body accurately to create a perfect fit
  • Work from a commercial pattern, including size selection, deciphering instructions, cutting from paper pattern pieces, and more
  • Understand garment sewing basics such as proper fabric prep, pinning, cutting, ironing and trouble shooting
  • Cut fabric and assemble a garment the right way
  • Sew a hem, sew patch pockets, create a faced neckline, work with metal hardware and more. 

The dress pattern will be provided in class and is yours to keep! We'll be working with the Cleo Dress from Tilly and the Buttons in this class. 


Skill requirements: This is a beginner garment sewing workshop; you do not need to have any experience sewing clothing, but you must have basic machine-sewing skills. Our Sewing 101 class (or equivalent) is a prerequisite for this class. (The next sessions of Sewing 101 are being offered September 9th and 19th; you can register here.) If you're unsure whether you have enough sewing experience for this class, please send a brief email summarizing your sewing experience to


Class Details

Date & Time: Select start date and time above.
Location: Brooklyn Craft Company’s NEW LOCATION, 165 Greenpoint Avenue (here’s where we’re located)
Cost: $125 includes dress pattern, 6+ hours of instruction, and use of our BERNINA sewing machines. Does NOT include fabric or hardware-- All required materials will be available for purchase during class at a 10% discount. If you prefer to bring your own fabric, you'll need two yards of a heavy or medium weight woven fabric that hold its shape, such as denim, corduroy, cotton drill, gabardine, canvas, wool.

All class registrations are final; please view our policy for more information.



Meet Your Instructor

Nicole Smith is an author, designer, and teacher living in Brooklyn, New York. She is the author of several sewing books; her latest, Skirt-A-Day Sewing, is available now. After working as an editor for many craft magazines including StitchThreads, and SewStylish, she now works full-time at Etsy where she helps designers across the globe promote their shops.

Find Nicole online here: TwitterInstagramBlog


Special Thanks...

Thank you to BERNINA for furnishing Brooklyn Craft Company's sewing machines. Visit BERNINA online at

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