Fen Dress, Thursdays, May 24, 31 & June 7, 6-9pm
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Designed with everyday wear in mind, Fen features a slightly boxy shape for a flattering, comfortable fit. The Fen dress features a ‘choose-your-own-adventure’ hemlines and necklines, and there are optional sleeves for endless variations! In this class you'll learn how to work with woven fabric, how to adjust a pattern to fit your body, and how to construct a dress using a BERNINA sewing machine and serger. The Fen is sure to be your new favorite dress!
• Pattern required: Fen by Fancy Tiger
• Fabric required for size and version desired. Please pre-wash your fabric. Recommend mid to light-weight woven linen, cotton, double gauze, chambray, or wool.
• Swedish tracing paper
• If you are using sergers: 2 cones of maxi-lock thread (please, no stretch or wooly nylon)
• 1 spool all-purpose thread (recommend Mettler Metrosene)
Before your first class: Please pre-wash your fabric and trace your pattern in your size onto Swedish Tracing paper. We will be able to make necessary fit alterations in class.
PLEASE NOTE: There will be required homework between sessions. Students may use our Modern Domestic open studio hours at no extra charge for classwork. Please ask about/call for availability.
All supplies are available for purchase at Modern Domestic.
Please purchase supplies in advance of your class. Make sure to pre-wash your fabric in advance of class. This prevents possible fabric shrinkage that could otherwise make your finished garment too small. 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.