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Trillium Dress with Linda

Trillium Dress Sew a super cute scoop neck dress with an empire waist and shirred back. Easy and breezy for our Florida weather. It’s one of Karis’ favorites! This is a two-part class in which you will learn about the value of a muslin for perfecting fit, tucks, and shirring. This pattern is best suited for lightweight cottons, linens, or other tightly woven fabrics that have soft drape. Great for solids or patterns, but please avoid stripes or directional prints for your first time sewing this dress. Ideally, you will be willing to sew this the first time in actual muslin so you can perfect the fit for future dresses. Skill Level: Confident beginner (to garment sewing) Skill Details: You must already have knowledge of your sewing machine and how to operate it. This class is suitable for a confident sewer with limited garment construction knowledge.

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Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: An Advanced Beginner is great for this dress You must know how to use your sewing machine or serger/overlocker
Requirements: Requirements:
  • Trillium pattern ( you must have your own copy)
  • Muslin or other stash fabric that you would like to use for perfecting fit of your first Trillium dress
  • 1/2 yard of lightweight fusible interfacing
  • Spool of elastic thread (for shirring)
  • Spool of thread to match the fashion fabric
  • One package single fold bias tape for armhole facing/finishing (the Modern Sewist does not sell this product)
  • Tracing paper (Dritz or Clover is acceptable)
  • Extra straight pins, preferably silk pins
  • Basic sewing supplies (eg. scissors, snips for trimming threads, pins, hand-sewing needles, erasable pen or marker, tracing wheel and paper, hot hemmer ruler (optional, but quite handy), quilting ruler, tape measure, etc.)
  • Pellon easy-pattern (highly recommended, but optional, should you elect to trace instead cut your pattern)
  • Colored pencil for tracing lines on the pattern pieces.
  • Sewing machine in good working order
  • Instructor: Linda Roberts
    Instructor Bio: I've been sewing ever since seventh grade when my parents made me take Home Economics. Realized that I actually enjoyed it, and have been a sewing enthusiast ever since. My corporate career spanning over 40 years included teaching and rolling out new IT processes and applications to employees globally. Designing and delivering this information to many cultures honed my skills to transfer knowledge to a wide range of audiences. Now that I'm retired, I'm excited to bring my personal and professional skills to the world of sewing. My passion is vintage sewing patterns, design, and fabrics. I love how the garment construction techniques of prior eras can make a garment incredibly unique, even today. Combining modern fabrics with designs from older eras is where my creativity really blossoms. I've been blessed with sewing mentors over the years and have started to pay it forward through teaching others how to sew and create their own garments.

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