Cambria Duster, Alberta St Store, Mondays, May 4, 11, 18, & June 1 (no class on Memorial Day), 6-9pm
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner, Ages 15 and up
The Cambria Duster is a versatile wardrobe staple and a great introduction to sewing an unlined coat. Featuring a dramatic, wide draped shawl collar, it’s a shin length, unlined/no interfacing duster that is perfect for layering. Attached belt ties can be tied in the back for a clean, shapely look, or wrap them around in front for a little more coverage. The patch pockets are optional. You'll learn a variety of seam finishes, flat sleeve assembly and topstitching.
Please note that this class requires pre-work and there may be homework between class sessions to complete the duster by the last class session.
Pattern required: Cambria Duster by Friday Pattern Company
FABRIC: in yardage required for size desired, pre-washed. Recommend medium weight linen, rayon-linen blends, light weight wool. (You may need to purchase extra yardage if your fabric has a heavy nap, is directional, striped or has an obvious repeat. Also if laundering, consider shrinkage)
Optional: 15 yards bias tape for seam finishes or if self made 1-1/4 yards cotton batiste or lawn (Hong Kong finish as on sample)
Swedish Tracing Paper
Mettler Metrosene all-purpose poly thread
All supplies are available for purchase at Modern Domestic.
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.
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 45 minutes early.
BEFORE YOUR FIRST CLASS: Please come to your first class with your pattern pieces traced. If you need help figuring out what size or sizes to trace, or how to grade between sizes, email [email protected] about connecting prior to class to get your questions answered. We will check your measurements in class and adjust your traced pieces if needed. Please bring your original pattern and tracing paper to the first session in case we need to make adjustments to your traced pieces. Do not cut your fabric prior to class. Once we have looked over your traced pieces we will cut fabric together during class.
What is an “Intermediate” level class at Modern Domestic?
You’re no longer intimidated by the idea of reading a pattern and comfortable reading a pattern and have made a number of projects. You would like to learn different methods of zipper installation or how to alter your patterns. You’re venturing into more complicated patterns (e.g., lined garments, plackets, collars, zippered fly). Classes are faster paced and generally require homework.