CLASS IN SESSION! Advanced Beginner: Knit Top or Dress, Fridays, February 16th, 23rd, & March 1st, 5pm-7:30pm
Instructor: Colleen Connolly
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner*, ages 15 and up
Class Length: 3 Session, 2.5 hours each session
This Advanced Beginner Class is designed to teach you how to sew knit fabric on a domestic machine and a serger! The Nikko pattern includes four views, all with a simple and stylish mock turtleneck. Choose from any view to learn to sew the Nikko Top or Dress pattern. During the first class, we will discuss knit fabric and talk through pattern fitting. The second and third class will focus on sewing up your garment using both the domestic machine and sergers! This class may have homework, based on your sewing speed. As a student, you are always welcome to use the MD sewing studio outside of class time.
Be prepared - purchase your supplies online or in person before class begins! Class supplies are available for purchase at Modern Domestic. To purchase supplies online and pick up the day of your class, just select NE Alberta Store for pick-up. To purchase supplies in store, we recommend allowing at least 45 minutes to shop. Please note that our store hours are Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm.
- Nikko Top & Dress Pattern by True Bias
- Medium Weight Knit Fabric with an approximate 75% stretch such as rib knit, sweater knit, bamboo knit, or stretch velvet.
- Clear Elastic (1/2 yd)
- 1 spool of Mettler Metrosene All-Purpose Polyester Thread (coordinating or color matching recommended)
- 4 Coordinating Spools of Maxi Lock Serger Thread
- Ball Point Sewing Machine Needle (size corresponding to the weight of your fabric)
*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.
*Skill Level: Advanced Beginner - 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.