Beginners Sewing II - $157 - May 8th-June 12th, 2019 - w/ Maria-Teresa Pena

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Beginners Sewing II - Dress
$157 (includes sewing pattern)
May 8th - June 12th, 2019
Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:00 pm

This class is the 2nd phase of our Beginners Sewing Course. It is recommended that you should be comfortable with using your sewing machine and have basic sewing skills to take this class*. In this 6-week course you will learn how to construct a garment by using a commercial sewing pattern while applying the skills you have previously learned. In this class we will make a dress.
*Note: You can sign up for this class even if you haven't taken our Beginners Sewing Class, if you already know your way around the sewing machine a bit.

Learning how to sew with a commercial pattern is fundamental to learn how to sew clothing accurately and efficiently. There will be plenty of opportunity to apply your fashion design instincts through choice of fabric and garment details. You will learn to choose the correct pattern size based on body measurements; how to read and interpret a pattern envelope; and how to prepare your fabric and pattern for cutting. Then, with plenty of guidance, you will follow all the step-by-step instructions in the pattern to complete your garment. By the end of the class you will have learned how to sew a dress from start to finish by applying a zipper, finishing a hem, confidence on how to read a pattern, understanding sewing terminology, using bias tape or adding facing to finish a garment neckline and armholes, and so much more.

The price of this class includes the sewing pattern. You will be responsible for buying your fabric and bringing your sewing machine and supplies. Your instructor will send you an supply list 4 days prior to the beginning of class.

Please read the full description and confirm the dates before signing up for the course. In the event that you must cancel, we accept cancellations up to one week before the start date of the class and you will receive a refund of 70% of the price of the course. After this time, you forfeit the cost of the class.

The total price for the course is $157 (Our online store format does not allow us to turn off sales tax for individual listings, so we have to take off the automatically added tax for the listing price).

Our Instructor:
Maria-Teresa Pena
A graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, Maria was working in New York City for fashion companies Marchesa, Bibuh Mohapatra, and Mara Hoffman since 2013. She recently relocated to Athens where she plans to keep working on her own clothing line Laria Studio, while also teaching fashion and sewing classes at Community. She is also skilled in pattern making and alterations. You can find her work at and on social media @lariastudio.


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