VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Sew Agnes PJs
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Learn to sew a chic and cozy pajama set in this virtual workshop led by Christine Haynes!
In this four-evening workshop, you'll learn to sew a Paper Theory Patterns Agnes PJ set. This set is a relaxed loungewear suit that comes with the option of shorts or long trousers. The shorts/trousers are designed to sit high on your natural waist with an elasticated waistband and feature no side seam so are very simple and fast to sew. The shirt is very oversized with batwing sleeves and no waist definition. It has a convertible collar with a button up front and patch pockets.
We'll cover how to:
- Print and assemble a PDF pattern at home
- 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 troubleshooting
- Become familiar with sewing jargon commonly found in commercial patterns
- Sew an elastic waistband, buttonholes, patch pockets, and oversized batwing sleeves
- How to attach a collar
This is a four-evening workshop being held on the following dates:
Wednesday 12/15 at 6:30pm-7:30pm EST - The instructor will demo how to properly print and assemble the PDF pattern, plus how to cut the fabric. Students are to complete these steps at their own pace between the first and second session.
Friday 12/17 at 6:30pm-9pm - Students will sew along with the instructor during this session.
Saturday 12/18 at 4pm-6:30pm - Students will sew along with the instructor during this session.
Sunday 12/19 at 4pm-6:30pm - Students will sew along with the instructor during this session.
Wednesday 1/19 at 6:30pm-7:30pm EST - The instructor will demo how to properly print and assemble the PDF pattern, plus how to cut the fabric. Students are to complete these steps at their own pace between the first and second session.
Friday 1/21 at 6:30pm-9pm - Students will sew along with the instructor during this session.
Saturday 1/22 at 4pm-6:30pm - Students will sew along with the instructor during this session.
Sunday 1/23 at 4pm-6:30pm - Students will sew along with the instructor during this session.
Please note this is not a learn-to-sew class. This workshop is suitable for advanced beginners who are comfortable using their sewing machine and have recently completed a few garment projects.
Materials + Tools Required
**Use code AGNES10 for 10% off class supplies purchased at Brooklyn Craft Co!**
- Paper Theory Agnes PJs Pattern -- Purchase PDF pattern here
- 3.5 - 6.5 yards (depending on size and fabric width, see charts in photos above) of light to mid weight fabrics like cotton lawn, linen, etc.
- 1 - 2 yard of 1.25" wide elastic
- 1 spool of all-purpose sewing thread
- 5 buttons -- approx. 5/8"
- Straight pins
- Sewing machine -- please make sure your machine is in good working order before registering for this workshop :)
- Iron and ironing board or mat
Date & Time: Four evenings-- see dates above! Please note: the date you select a the top of the page is the first of four parts for this workshop.
Location: Anywhere! This workshop will be hosted virtually via Zoom! Details will be emailed within 24-48 hours before the workshop begins.
Max # of students: 8
All class registrations are final; please view our policy for more information.
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Christine Haynes is a Brooklyn-based sewing author, teacher, and pattern designer. Christine grew up in Saugatuck, MI, a small beach community on the southwestern coast of Lake Michigan, where the arts were part of her daily life. She attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in the department of Film, Video, and New Media.
Her mother taught her to sew around the age of 10, and it grew from a personal hobby, until it became her main artistic outlet. After selling ready-to-wear garments for many years, Christine turned her focus to teaching others to experience the joy of making clothing for themselves through her patterns, books, and workshops.