Session 1 – Cutting Knits and Introduction to the Serger
If you’ve never used a serger or if you simply need a refresher, this class will get you going and build your confidence. This workshop introduces you to the how the serger works and when is the best time to use one. We will also give you some options for the best results with knits on a home sewing machine!
Session 2 & 3 – Garment Construction & Finishing
1. Moneta by Colette Patterns is your new go-to dress pattern. Built for both elegance and comfort, this simple knit dress works in every season and for any occasion.
Made with knit fabric, this dress can be created in a matter of hours. With minimal pressing and just a few pattern pieces, you’ll be whipping up an army of these wardrobe workhorses. Moneta is easy to make, and easy to wear. This dress is versatile, layerable, and above all, comfortable. Because Moneta feels as good as it looks, you will get a lot of wear out of these dresses.
All three styles of Moneta dresses have a gently curved, wide neckline, a fitted bodice, and a shirred skirt with in-seam pockets. Version 1 is a sleeveless dress with a lined bodice and narrow round collar that laps at the center back. Version 2 has an unlined bodice and short sleeves, while version 3 has an unlined bodice and 3/4-length sleeves.
2. Wren by Colette Patterns
Wren is a feminine, wrap-style knit dress that is sure to flatter every figure. Make Wren in a colorful cotton jersey for the perfect day dress, or stitch this pattern up in a black silk jersey for the ultimate little black dress.
Version 1 is a sleeveless dress that is perfectly suited for warmer months. The wrap bodice is embellished with a gathered neckband, and the fitted, 6-gore skirt finishes just at the knee. The smooth, streamlined look of this dress is perfect for layering, so it transitions beautifully into cooler months.
Version 2 offers the same wrap bodice, with the addition of short sleeves. The gathered neckband is gracefully echoed in the gathered A-line skirt. This dress has a charming silhouette that can be styled up or down.
A printed copy of the pattern (all sizes) is included for you to take home (value $23)
Please note that you will need to bring your fabric (pre-washed) for the first session.
Maximum of 6 students so you will receive plenty of 1-1 instruction.
Prerequisite: No previous serger machine experience is required for this class but you must have experience sewing clothing.
Instructor: Jenny Ambrose
Fee includes taxes & some materials (you must provide dress fabric)
We encourage you to bring snacks as it’s much easier to be creative when you have fuel for the brain! We provide herbal teas.