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Garment Classes

Welcome to Garment Sewing at Modern Domestic! We offer project-based garment sewing classes and open format technique-based sewing labs for all skill levels. If you need more personalized instruction, we also host private lessons to assure your sewing dreams come true. Check out our private lessons page to connect with an instructor just right for your project. 


Friday, August 16th 5:30pm-7:30pm & Sunday, August 18th, 10am-2pm - Beginner: Trousers 101
The 101 Trousers are a great introduction to garment making! They have a simple and easy silhouette; perfect for both hot summer days and colder winter evenings at home.
Mondays, August 19th & 26th, 5:30pm-8:30pm - Advanced Beginner: Elastic Waist Skirt
In this class, you will learn to draft your very own Gathered Waist Skirt based on your body measurements. The skirt comes with a flattering flat front waistband, optional pockets, and the comfort of an elasticated back waistband.
Sundays, September 15th & 22nd, 10am-2pm - Advanced Beginner: Self-Drafted Hoodie
The focus of this class is working with knits and self-drafting a garment. In class you’ll learn how to take measurements, draft a pattern, cut, and construct your own simple hoodie. 
Saturdays, September 14th & 21st, 1:30pm-4:30pm - Advanced Beginner: Fit Workshop
This class is about applying proportional design theory to your unique body dimensions. You'll discover your own proportions and learn which style of clothing designs enhance or detract from your best look.
ONE SPOT LEFT! Tuesdays, August 13th, 20th, & 27th, 5:30pm-8:30pm - Advanced Beginner: Sauvie Sundress
Enjoy these hot Summer days with this gorgeous dress! The Sauvie Sundress is the perfect dress to layer over a t-shirt during the Fall months and to wear bare during the hot Portland Summer.
CLASS FULL! Fridays, July 12th & 19th, 4pm-8pm - Beginner: Summer Shorts
In this class, you will learn to draft your very own Basic Summer Shorts based on your body measurements.
CLASS FULL! Thursdays, July 11th, 18th, & 25th, 5:30pm-8:30pm - Garment Lab: Knitwear
Get your questions about sewing with knits & stretchy fabrics answered! You will learn the ins and outs of sewing knit garments from a pattern.
CLASS FULL! Wednesdays, July 17th, 24th & 31st, 5:30pm-8:30pm - Garment Lab: Copy Your Favorite Garment
Have you ever wanted to recreate that favorite garment you wear over and over again? Well, now is your chance to learn how! 
CLASS FULL! Tuesdays, July 16th, 23rd & 30th, 6pm-9pm - Garment Lab: Choose Your Own Adventure
Come with a project of your choice (at any point in the process) and a sense of humor, and you’ll receive the customized help to make your project become a reality!
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