Anna Dress

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This class will help you expand your skills and knowledge by teaching you how to cut out, mark and follow a pattern from beginning to end, while learning lots of tips and tricks along the way, helping you to execute each step flawlessly to complete a garment you will be proud to wear.

Every other size of the By Hand London Anna (0-30) has been made in a simple cotton muslin and will be available to try on in the studio so that every student can find a fit they feel most comfortable in before we cut into our patterns.

Duration: 12 hours / 2 days /4 weeks


Skills You Will Learn

Cutting out a commercial pattern to your size and altering it after deciding on options for your garment

Placement and cutting of fashion fabric, factoring in grain lines, seam allowances and notches

Serging the cut fabric to trim seam allowances and enclose the edges to prevent fraying

  • Pinning, sewing and pressing to make garment seams
  • Invisible zippers and optional interfacings
  • Hems, top stitching and other finishing techniques

Weekend Schedule

10AM - 1PM
2PM - 6PM

DAY 1 - MORNING

We will start the day with fittings, each student will be able to try on a sample muslin made up in their size so we can fit the pattern accordingly.

From there, we will cut the pattern out, make adjustments and prepare our fabric for cutting.

DAY 1 - AFTERNOON

We shall start by preparing and laying out our fabric before spending some time talking about the notations and markings on a pattern.

Once cut, we will serge the edges and pin the pieces together ready for day 2.

DAY 2 - MORNING

We will spend a few minutes this morning running through the steps for construction and talking about the various methods and options.

Once we are ready, we will begin to sew our garments together, learning the importance of pressing as we go.

DAY 2 - AFTERNOON

The remainder of the day will be spent finishing the garment which will include waistband construction and assembly, as well as learning how to hem your pants, stitch in the ditch, and topstitch.

Extended Evening Schedule

6PM - 9PM

WEEK 1

We will start the day with fittings, each student will be able to try on a sample muslin made up in their size so we can fit the pattern accordingly.

From there, we will cut our pattern out, make adjustments and prepare our fabric for cutting.

WEEK 2

We shall start by preparing and laying out our fabric before spending some time talking about the notations and markings on a pattern.

Once cut, we will serge and pin our seams, or prep for French seams.

WEEK 3

We will spend a few minutes running through the steps for construction and talking about the various methods and options

Once we are ready, we will begin to sew our garments together, learning the importance of pressing as we go.

 

WEEK 4

The remainder of the day will be spent finishing the garment which will include waistband construction and assembly, as well as learning how to hem your pants, stitch in the ditch, and topstitch.

What's Included

Basic cotton fabric, notions, and your own customized pattern

Use of all studio sewing & serger machines, irons, pressing tools, scissors, and more

Complimentary snacks and drinks throughout the day

FAQ's

What level should I be sewing at to take this class?

This is an advanced beginner class, so you should be able to confidently use a sewing machine, have sewn a basic garment or two together and understand how to read a simple pattern.

How many students are there per class?

The studio is equipped to hold 16 students comfortably, but due to the current circumstances we have a cap at 8 students for the safety of our staff and students.

 

CLASS MINIMUM

We must have a minimum of 3 students registered to hold a class. If a class does need to be re-scheduled, you will be notified at least 72 hrs prior and a full refund will be issued.

How much 1-1 time will I get?

Each students will get as much time - both as a group and individually - as they need in order to construct their garment. The aim is for each student to complete their garment having fully understood each step, so they can build off their new skillset for future individual projects.

Can I bring my own sewing machine and/or notions?

Yes! If you have a sewing machine you love to use, you are welcome to bring it. If you have a machine that you do not use often and need help with, then please plan on using the studio machines.

Scissors, pins, threads, etc are all supplied but if you have your own favorites, then of course, bring those!   We just ask that you label them and take full responsibility for your items while in class.

Will I finish my garment in class?

We try to make sure all projects can be completed in the time allotted unless otherwise stated when booking.

Some of the ongoing classes and workshops may have the potential for some voluntary homework or the option for extra learning but it cannot be guaranteed that any garment, item, or project will be completed in its entirety during the physical time spent in the studio.

What refreshments and snacks will be available?

Local treats, king cakes, bagels for breakfast, coffee and tea throughout the day... and of course, you are welcome to BYOB if you feel like celebrating at the end of a fun class.

There is a small fridge, a Keurig, water cooler, microwave, and toaster in the studio and these can be used throughout the day.

As we are in the Quarter, there are lots of food options within walking distance, as well as for delivery. (Lunch is not included in the paid instruction time). You are also welcome to bring snacks and lunch to eat at the studio if you prefer.

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