ONE DAY WORKSHOP: Lodo Dress, Sunday, July 1, 10 am - 4:30 pm
Skill Level: Beginner, ages 18 and up
The Lodo pattern is an elevated take on a basic t-shirt dress. It has a straight fit through the waist and hips with a slightly tapered hem to create a subtle cocoon shape. It has a flattering deep V neck at center front and an extended cap sleeve. Both the neckline and armholes are finished with a woven facing for stability and structure. View A has a hem that hits at mid-calf with a slit at center back for movability. View B’s hem hits a couple of inches above the knee. You will learn how to adjust a pattern to fit your body measurements, and how to use a serger to create seams with a knit fabric.
This one day workshop includes a 30 minute lunch break.
• The Lodo Dress pattern by True Bias
• Fabric required for size and length desired (Medium weight stable knit fabric with at least 25% stretch such as ponte, cotton interlock, and lightweight scuba, pre-washed.
• Facing fabric: 1/2 yard of medium-weight woven fabric such as quilting cotton or linen
• All purpose thread (recommend Mettler Metrosene
• Swedish Tracing Paper
Note: You will be using Modern Domestic's classroom sergers and coverstitch machines for this class. If you choose to bring your own machine, please make sure you are familiar with how to use it.
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 a “Beginner” class at Modern Domestic?
You’ve taken a class or two and are starting to get comfortable with the basics. You know what a seam allowance is, you’ve sewn a little on your own, but you still need a little help with remembering how to thread the machine and wind a bobbin. These classes usually have little if any homework to complete outside of class time. The prerequisite for any Beginner class is a Sew Basics class, Learn to Sew class, or equivalent. This skill level is not for people who have never used a sewing machine before.