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Rushcutter Dress Class Mondays 6 Weeks Thursdays February 13 - March 19 7:00-9:00pm

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Rushcutter Dress (Advanced Beginner Sewing Class)
Dates: Thursdays February 13 -  March 19 (6 weeks) 7:00 - 9:00PM
Cost: $175

Instructor: Cindy Anderson

Is it time to learn a couple of new sewing skills – maybe putting in a zipper and bias binding seams – or try color blocking? The Rushcutter is a great pattern for exploring new horizons. The Rushcutter is an oversized, knee-length A-line dress for light to mid-weight fabrics. In this class, we will sew the long-sleeved version, which will become a go-to dress in your wardrobe. The first session is dedicated to fabric selection and pattern tracing; there will be examples of the dress in denim and a summer-weight fabric to help in your selections. The remaining sessions will guide you through construction and mastering some important new techniques. Cruise Instagram, see how many ways pattern and color can make the dress uniquely yours – it’s a fun dress to sew and to wear!

**We think of sewing as a lifestyle. This class requires access to a sewing machine between classes. Classes are designed to introduce and practice skills in the studio with plenty of time for demonstrations, questions, and time for you to work on your garment. Between classes, you will apply what you've learned and prep for the next class. When the class is completed, you will have a finished garment and you'll be ready to go home and do it again!

Skills Learned: 

  • Reading a pattern
  • Tracing and cutting a pattern
  • Hem facing
  • Inserting a zipper
  • Seam finishing: French seams or bias bound seams
  • Best practices in the sewing room


Supplies Needed:  Wait to purchase fabric until the first class. Students receive 15% off all class supplies purchased from Evanston Stitchworks. 

For the first class, bring:

  • Your own copy of the pattern, it's a legal thing.
  • 1.5 yards Swedish tracing paper (available for purchase at the shop)


For the second class, bring:

  • Please bring pre-washed and pressed fabric to the second class. Email with questions:
  • Coordinating all-purpose thread

We’ll Supply:

  • Machines and tools for use in the studio
  • White, off-white or black thread for use in class

    Registration and Cancellation**: Please register in advance. Classes with less than 50% enrollment may be cancelled at the discretion of the instructor within 72 hours of the first class. In this case, a full refund will be given. Full refunds granted up to 2 weeks before first scheduled class. After that, and up to 72 hrs before a scheduled class, cancellations will result in credit toward another class on a stand-by basis. Cancellations within 72hrs or less of a scheduled class are non-refundable/non-transferrable unless the class sells out.


    **By registering for this class, you are agreeing to our registration and cancellation policies.


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