Garment Sewing 102: Marianne Dress

  • Expense: $158
  • Hours: 9
  • Thursdays June 29th, July 6th, + 13th 6:00 - 9:00 pm
  • Materials:

    *materials included. Participants will choose any of nido's jersey fabric, thread, tracing paper, clear elastic, interfacing and will receive the Christine Haynes Marianne pattern.

Sew a Christine Haynes Marianne Dress with us!  In this 3-part class, learn the basics of garment sewing with knits from pattern prep to fitting, all while making a casual dress. Perfect for first-time knit + garment sewers. Learn the tips & tricks of sewing with stretch knit fabrics without a serger.

Participants will learn how to read a pattern and take body measurements to choose the correct size for their body. Properly prepare, trace, and cut the pattern and fabric.

The Marianne is a casual knit dress with a figure skimming silhouette, above the knee length, round neckline with binding, and either 3/4 length or kimono cap sleeves. Techniques include adjusting machine settings to sew with knit fabric, hemming, applying interfacing and clear elastic on shoulder seams and creating contrast cuffs with decorative button detail. Participants should have basic sewing knowledge and machine skills or have taken Learn to Sew I.