Sew a Relaxed Fit Midi Dress, 10/21 & 10/22


Sew a Relaxed Fit Midi Dress, 10/21 & 10/22


with Jamie Lau

Saturday & Sunday October 21st & 22nd, 10-4

Limit 8 students

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In this two-day (12-hour) sewing workshop, students will learn how to sew designer Jamie Lau's signature Midi Dress pattern, exclusively available through her workshops. The instructor will discuss basic pattern reading, taking measurements, and fabric layout best practices. She will also demonstrate various garment construction techniques including applying neckline bias binding, sewing gathers, hemming, how to use a serger, and achieving a professional finish. The class fee covers exclusive sewing pattern access and use, in addition to muslin fit samples to determine sizing before starting your project.

See example project images: Example 1, Example 2

Prerequisites: Basic sewing knowledge, including how to wind a bobbin and thread a sewing machine.

Materials to Bring to Class:

+ Fabric scissors

+ Sewing pins

+ Seam ripper

+ 2" x 18" Clear plastic gridded ruler

+ Fabric chalk

+ 3.25 Yards of medium-weight, non-stretch cotton fabric (we recommend prewashing your fabric for shrinkage prior to class)

+ Coordinating 100% polyester thread

+ 1 pack of single fold 1/2-inch wide bias tape in a coordinating color (such as Wrights 1/2" Single Fold Bias Tape)

Jamie Lau is a designer, sewing instructor, fashion writer, and native San Franciscan. A self-taught seamstress consistently inspired by her love of dresses, Jamie infuses a playful nostalgia into her work by transforming simple silhouettes into fashion forward looks cut and sewn from traditional Japanese prints, luxurious brocades, handwoven ikats, and her own textile designs. In addition to designing her clothing line Jamie Lau Designs, Jamie has taught fashion and sewing workshops across the country including the Textile Arts Center, Britex Fabrics, and the American Folk Art Museum. Jamie is the author of BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern, published in 2012 by Potter Craft (The Crown Publishing Group/Random House, Inc.). Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Martha Stewart Weddings, San Francisco Magazine, and the Star Tribune. Learn more about Jamie HERE.