Take Sewing To The Next Level

Are you ready to up your garment sewing game? In this class, we will go in-depth on a single project that includes such essential dressmaking techniques as sewing darts, linings, zippers, and set-in sleeves. The Christine Haynes Emery Dress is the perfect backdrop for growing your skills. This vintage-inspired knee-length dress features a lined bodice, zipper closure, and a series of bodice darts for the perfect fit. In addition to construction techniques, we’ll review basic principles of fit and opportunities to alter the pattern to make it just right for you.

What's Included

  • A discount on supplies purchased at Notion
  • Detailed video tutorials created by your Notion instructor
  • An exclusive coupon code to use at Notion after the class

Supplies You'll Need

  • The Christine Haynes Emery Dress pattern
  • Fabric and notions as specified in the pattern. The Emery Dress works great in a wide variety of light-to-medium-weight woven fabrics, from quilting cotton to options with more drape.
  • A sewing machine that you know how to use
  • Bobbins and needles for your machine
  • A measuring tape
  • Tools for measuring, marking, and cutting your fabric (a simple ruler, pencil, and sharp scissors will work)
  • An iron and ironing board or surface
About Notion

Notion Fabric & Craft is a modern fabric, yarn, and fiber craft store located in historic downtown Montpelier, Vermont. We've been creating community with our fun and approachable classes since 2019.

About Your Instructor

Mary Margaret Groberg is the owner of Notion and has been sewing since childhood. She loves demystifying sewing and getting people excited about trying new things.

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About Virtual Sewing Classes

"Your videos are so helpful, I wish they existed for every pattern!" Our virtual classes get rave reviews from learners of many ages and skill levels. You get expert guidance with no stress or expectations--just follow along at your own pace!

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