MSC003 - Piecing in the Third Dimension: The Quilty Shift Dress
Saturday, February 25, 2023
9:00am – 4:30pm Atlanta Time
Non-Member Price: $240.00
Member Price until Nov. 30: $192.00
NOTE: Materials fees are required for some workshops. These fees are paid directly to faculty and are not part of your registration fee. Materials Fee: 0 Fee Details: 0
Required Supplies: Quilty Shift Dress Class Supply List
• Shift Dress Pattern (We want participants to come away with a fantastic dress that fits their unique body and personality the best. With that in mind we are happy to work with you on your choice of a basic shift dress pattern that we will help you modify with pieced accents. Below are some suggestions):
Cielo Shift Dress by Closet Core Patterns (this is a very size inclusive pattern going up to a size 32 with full bust adjustment options for those who might need it and is available in both paper and pdf versions)
Alison Tent Dress by Jree Desiree Patterns (available in pdf form only)
New Look Shift Dress Patterns 6540, 6145, or 6068 (all in paper form only)
Simplicity 1609 or 8548 (available in paper form only)
Vintage Pattern of your choice (Be cognizant that these are often available in one size per package so make sure your measurements fit the pattern you choose.)
*If you are using a pdf pattern, make sure to print it out and tape together before the class. (We can help you measure for the right sizing if you want to wait before cutting out the specific size.) If printing the pattern at home be sure to print at 100% and not “scale to print” on your printer.
• Main Fabric for your dress in yardage that is indicated by your pattern. (Be sure to pick a woven fabric with some drape like linen, chambray, or cotton shirting. Do not pick a knit fabric or quilting cotton as they will have too much/too little drape).
• Pre-pieced fabric you have made or collected that you plan to include as accents in the dress or fabrics that you can use to piece together in the class to add as accents. (If you plan to piece the accents yourself, bring at least 6 fat quarter’s worth of fabric-it can be quilting cotton. Realize that printed fabrics will make a much bolder dress than solids.)
• 1 yd of batiste fabric for underlining your pieced accents
• ¼ yd of lightweight interfacing
• POLYESTER thread to match your main fabric color
• Zipper in the appropriate length if your chosen pattern calls for it
• ½ inch double bias tape (premade or self-made) to bind the hem or sleeve ends with if you plan for the piecing to extend there.
• Fabric scissors/small diameter rotary cutter
• Needles for hand sewing
Optional Supplies: pattern weights Prep Requirements: If you are using a pdf pattern, make sure to print it out and tape together before the class. (We can help you measure for the right sizing if you want to wait before cutting out the specific size.) If printing the pattern at home be sure to print at 100% and not “scale to print” on your printer. Additional Supply Kit URL: Some PDF pattern option links:
Have you made a quilt but find it intimidating to venture into garment making? Have you made a garment but the idea of piecing or quilting seems overwhelming? Join Hillary and Bianca as they combine the best of both worlds. Students can either bring a thrifted or self-made pieced panel or they can learn in class how to create a pieced fabric panel to use as an accent to a standard, size-inclusive shift dress pattern. This workshop will cover how to read a sewing pattern as well as beginner garment sewing techniques. Instructors will help students consider areas to add the fabric panel to accent the body, sleeves, or hem of the dress, and give instructions on how to modify the pattern to maximize placement of each students’ completed pieced panel. Sewing machines provided!