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Startup Project: Sew the Flirty Dress

$24.98$50.00
Format

Online Class

$24.98

DVD

$24.98

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Improve your sewing skills while stitching up a chic, fashionable dress.

Skill Level

Beginner

Includes

Pattern Mailed to You
Pattern Mailed to You
Online Lessons
Online Lessons

What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including a printable supply list, resources for fabric and patterns, troubleshooting tips, and a guide to a super-fashionable sleeve modification
  • McCall's dress pattern 7681 (Please allow up to 14 business days in the US and up to 5 weeks internationally)
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions in our virtual classroom from instructor Sara Alm

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Enjoy your class on any device anytime.
  • Watch for your pattern in the mail!

Class Overview

Ready to put your basic sewing skills to the test? In this class, the follow-up to "Startup Library: Sewing," designer and patternmaker Sara Alm guides you through making a stylish, versatile dress with inset seams and an invisible zipper. With Sara’s expert guidance, you’ll have the confidence and skills you need to finish this dress and many more!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Pattern & Fabrics
20:20
Meet Sara and start by looking at the pattern she'll be using for class. Sara helps you choose your size and fabric, then goes over everything you'll need to get started.
2. Layout, Cutting & Marking
24:10
3. Darts & Zipper Insertion
29:35
4. Seams & Facing
29:12
5. Sleeves
38:46
6. Hem, Finishing Details & Variations
25:06

Recommended with this class

  • McCall's 7681 dress pattern (included; mailed separately)
  • Sewing machine (Sara uses the Janome 4120 QDC-B)
  • Fabric and notions as specified in the pattern

Taught by

Sara Alm
Sara Alm
Sara Alm started sewing dresses at age 6, and she's never looked back. After graduating from the Apparel Arts patternmaking program in 2005, Sara work has worked as a patternmaker, designer and sewing instructor at Apparel Arts. She also shares her passion for garment-making by teaching sewing and fashion to at-risk teenage girls. Sara recently launched a line of women's activewear and is the author of "Designing Clothes With the Flat Pattern Method" and co-author of "Famous Frocks."

McCall's Misses'/Misses' Petites

Size468101214161820222426
Bust (in.)29 1/2"30 1/2"31 1/2"32 1/2"34"36"38"40"42"44"46"48"
Chest (in.)27 1/2"28 1/2"29 1/2"30 1/2"32"34"36"38"40"42"44"46"
Waist (in.)22"23"24"25"26 1/2"28"30"32"34"37"39"41 1/2"
Hip (in.)31 1/2"32 1/2"33 1/2"34 1/2"36"38"40"42"44"46"48"50"
Back Waist Length (in.)15 1/4"15 1/2"15 3/4"16"16 1/4"16 1/2"16 3/4"17"17 1/4"17 1/2"17 3/4"18"
Petite Back Waist Length (in.)14"14 1/4"14 3/4"15"15 1/4"15 1/2"15 3/4"16"16 1/4"16 1/2"16 3/4"17"

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