Good morning all you studious, fashion-forward, feathered friends! I don’t know about all of you, but there’s something about slightly cooler nights and Labor Day that makes me want to blow a few hundred dollars on a chemistry text and get a new notebook. For those of you who are long-past school days, but living in or near Minneapolis, you can get your chance to do just that… or almost that. Next week is is the first session of the Perfect Wrap Dress class at Sewtropolis!

During this two session class we’ll make the Crepe dress from Colette Patterns. This is a great dress pattern with clear instructions and fairly simple techniques – perfect for those who have a beginning project or two under your belts and are looking for a new challenge. The dress has a vintage feel with a full skirt, fitted bodice and cute cap sleeves that are super easy to sew up – no setting in required! The best part is that it’s a wrap dress, which makes for easy fitting and the wrap is in the BACK which makes everything feel nice and secure. No embarrassing skirt flapping on the street! Choose a nice, deep jewel tone and wear it with boots and a cardigan and you’ll be set for fall.

As with any new school year, there will be homework involved. Students should come to class with their pattern pieces cut out. Not sure on size? No problem, just drop me an email and I can guide you through it. During session one we cover patterns, cutting, darts, interfacing, making ties and staystitching. Whew!  Session two is where the magic happens and we’ll learn all about facings, understitching and hemming and head home with new dresses.

Class details

Date & Time: Tuesdays, September 6th and 20th, 6-9 p.m. Cost: $65 + materials (10% discount on materials purchased for a class) Skill level: 2 Instructor: Patty

Register Online or Call the shop to register (612-827-9550)

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