Sew a Cleo Overalls Dress
Join us May 13 to make your new favorite new outfit for spring!
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 session of Sewing 101 being offered is April 14; 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Diana Rodgers is a teaching artist living in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Since earning a BFA in apparel design from FIT, she has enjoyed a varied creative career including fashion designer, entrepreneur, and teacher. The ‘common thread’ among all these endeavors is sewing. Diana currently teaches weekly sewing classes to children and adults, covering everything from clothing to accessories to quilts. When not teaching, she creates sewn illustrations (or applique), inspired by all the things that make her feel nostalgic. You can check 'em out on Instagram @wonderthreads