Inari Dress, Mondays, July 10, 17, 24, 6 - 8:30 pm
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
The Inari dress has a loose-fitting slight cocoon-shape, with a flattering higher front hemline and side slits. You may choose a knit or a woven fabric for this dress. In this class you will learn how to adjust a pattern to fit your body and how to use a serger for construction (knits) or finishing (wovens).
CLASS PREWORK: DOWNLOAD AND PRINT THE PDF PATTERN. SEE BELOW FOR ADDITIONAL PRINTING DETAILS.
• Pattern required: Inari Tee Dress by Named Clothing
• Fabric required for size desired, prewashed. For wovens, recommend light- to medium-weight fabric: rayon, chambray, linen blends, etc. For knits, recommend medium-weight jersey, french terry, double knit, etc.
• Swedish tracing paper
• Thread will vary depending on your fabric choice:
For wovens: One spool of all-Purpose Polyester thread (recommend Metrosene)
For knits: Two cones of serger thread (recommend Maxilock)
PATTERN PURCHASING AND PRINTING PRIOR TO THE FIRST CLASS.
Your pattern can be purchased at https://www.namedclothing.com/shop/inari-tee-dress/
We recommend having the copy shop file printed at Kinkos or a similar place on a large-format printer. It is a good idea to call ahead and make sure the copy shop can handle large-format printing. If you choose to print the tiled version at home, make sure to print at 100% and check the test square on the first page of the tiled version to ensure the pattern prints at the intended size. It is not possible to print the pattern at Modern Domestic, so it is imperative that you complete this step prior to coming to class. Just bring your printed pattern -- we will trace and cut fabric together in class. Note that class time does not allow for you taping your tiled pattern together in class. Please complete this step prior to arrival.
Additional supplies are available for purchase at Modern Domestic.
Please purchase supplies in advance of your class. If you plan to shop for supplies the day of your class we recommend arriving at least 30 minutes early.
What is an “Advanced Beginner” Class at Modern Domestic?
You have a good handle on the basics and are ready to dip your toe into more challenging waters. You’re still fairly new to sewing from patterns and could use help with how to manipulate the pattern to get a better fit. You want to add some new skills to your repertoire (invisible zippers, setting-in sleeves, sewing with a serger, etc.). Classes generally require homework.