Commercial Patterns: Dresses

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What’s better than getting dressed up?  Wether you’re planning a special New Years Eve outfit, a birthday or wedding cocktail ensemble or something special just because – let us help!  Nothing feels better or more luxurious (without actually being over priced) than a dress that you just made for yourself!

Students may use patterns from the following independent pattern companies because of their excellent fit and clear instructions:

Colette
***All Colette Dress patterns are approved for this class. Ceylon is an advanced pattern and should only be used by students who have some experience making garments***

Grainline Studio
***All Grainline Dress patterns are approved for this class***

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Sewaholic
***All Sewaholic Dress patterns are approved for this class***

Victory Patterns 
***The following Victory patterns are approved for this class:  Chloe, Hannah, Lola, Roxanne, Nicola

For this class, you will be using a commercial pattern to create a dress of your choice. You will learn how to make a muslin fit sample and how to make pattern adjustments to your pattern to make it custom fit, just for you.

You will need to purchase / bring all required fabrics and notions for your project with you to class. Muslin is all that is required for your very first class and is available for purchase at the studio. If you are unsure of what fabrics are appropriate you can discuss this with you instructor during your first class.

If you want to tackle a more difficult project, such as the Ceylon dress or other advanced patterns, you can do so in this class although you will likely need to register for 2 sessions and be prepared to do some sewing at home to complete it.

This class is 8 weeks long and each class is 2hrs. There is a maximum of 5 students in each class.
Course fee is $280 + HST

If you want to tackle a more difficult project, such as a jacket, tailored shirt or pants you can do so in one of these classes:  Commercial Patterns – Tailored Shirts or Commercial Patterns – Choose your Own

Click here to view upcoming dates and register online.

If you miss a class or need some extra time to finish your project, you can book additional class time with our Continuing Projects sessions held Tuesday nights at 6pm or 8:15pm twice a month.

Current and former students are always invited to use our open studio time from 6-9pm on Friday evenings in addition to their regular class time. Click here to register online. Space is limited.

***Class registration fees are non-refundable. If you need to cancel you class, you can use your credit towards a different class date or towards materials from our retail space. There is a $35~ fee for classes cancelled or changed with less than 7 days notice from your registered start date.

Upcoming Dates & Online Registration:

Commercial Patterns - Dresses (Downstairs Studio - Bloordale)

This class begins on Saturday, September 16th 2017 from 2:30 - 4:30 pm and runs for eight weeks (Sept 16, 23, 30, Oct 14, 21, 28, Nov 4, 11) We will be closed Oct 7th for Thanksgiving.  Click here for full class description.

Price: C$280.00

Date: Saturday September 16, 2017

Available Spaces: 4

Commercial Patterns - Dresses (Regent Park)

This class begins on Thursday, September 21st 2017 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm and runs for eight weeks (Sept 21, 28, Oct 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov 2, 9).  Click here for full class description.

Price: C$280.00

Date: Thursday September 21, 2017

Available Spaces: 2

Commercial Patterns - Dresses (Downstairs Studio - Bloordale)

This class begins on Wednesday, September 27th 2017 from 8:15 pm - 10:15 pm and runs for eight weeks (Sept 27, Oct 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov 1, 8, 15).  Click here for full class description.

Price: C$280.00

Date: Wednesday September 27, 2017

Available Spaces: 3

Commercial Patterns - Dresses (Leslieville)

This class begins on Thursday, November 16th 2017 from 8:15 pm - 10:15 pm and runs for eight weeks (Nov 16, 23, 30, Dec 7, 14, 21, an 4, 11).  We will be closed Dec 28th for the Holiday Season.  Click here for full class description.

Price: C$280.00

Date: Thursday November 16, 2017

Available Spaces: 5