Get holiday party ready with this Orchid Midi Dress Workshop! Spend the day sewing and finish with a stylish, well-fitting dress that is comfortable to wear and perfectly on trend for fall and winter. This size inclusive dressmaking workshop is being taught by Jennifer Garvic, blogger and seamstress from A Maker Heart. The Orchid Midi Dress pattern has bodice pattern pieces for cup sizes A/B and C/D and will accommodate sewers with bust sizes from 30” up to 52”. Bust sizes beyond 52” can be accommodated with pattern adjustments and students will be assisted in this process by your instructor.
This class is perfect for beginner dressmakers as well as intermediate/advanced sewers. Students will receive tips for perfect gathers, clean finishes inside of the garment like french seams and yoke burritos, and customization options to make this your perfect party dress.
Sewing 101 or equivalent sewing experience required. This class is recommended for ages 16 and up.
Pattern is available as a PDF only with large format printing option included. Purchase pattern from https://www.chalkandnotch.com/shop/orchid/. Fabric is available for purchase at Sew To Speak Shoppe. Pattern sample is sewn in Art Gallery Bloomsbury Botanist's Essay Rayon Challis from Sew To Speak Shoppe.
There will be a 1 hr lunch and even better lunch is provided.
Your instructor will communicate with you prior to class to assist in size selection, grading, adjustments and other pattern and fabric prep questions so that everyone comes ready to sew.
- 3 to 5 yards of lightweight fabric such as rayon challis, crepe, double gauze, or similar substrates (amount based on size and view)
- 1 yard of lightweight fusible interfacing or fusible tricot interfacing
- Coordinating thread
- 1 to 2 yards elastic (see pattern for elastic requirements based on View A or View B)
Additional supplies such as sewing machine, cutting tools, etc can be borrowed from Sew To Speak or brought in from home for class.