The Accessorized Beginner: The Swing Dress & Covered Belt
In this 5-week beginner's class learn how to sew and complete a fabulously fitted and lined late 1950's styled dress as well as venture into the world of accessory design by making a matching belt!
Our Accessorized Beginner series of classes is our most comprehensive series aimed at teaching the beginning seamstress the fundamentals of sewing while creating a complete vintage-styled outfit.
You will begin by learning basic stitches through making a kitschy, retro-themed tote bag you can use to carry your project to and from class!
Following this we will move onto the construction of the garment where you will learn how to:
x correctly take measurements
x successfully follow a commercial pattern
x layout and cut fabric
x achieve a perfect fit through pattern adjustments
x install a zipper
x learn basic hand-sewing skills and stitches
x professionally press and finish seams
Once your dress is completed, we will make a matching belt covered with the fabric of your dress (the buckle, too!) for that perfect retro look.
Perfect for those who want to learn how to sew as well as those who are familiar with a machine and want to refine their technique.
Machine and tools are provided. As always, all materials are supplied and included in the class cost!
Class length: 5 weeks, 3 hours/class
Wednesdays 2-5pm: 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17
Mondays 6-9pm: 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6
Wednesdays 2-5pm: 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29, 6/5
Saturdays 10-1pm: 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29
Mondays 2-5pm: 7/1, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29
Saturdays 10-1pm: 8/3, 8/10, 8/17, 8/24, 8/31
Boston Vintage Factory (View)
86 Joy St. Studio #50
Somerville, MA 02143
|Minimum Age: 16|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|