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Wilder Gown & Top

September 8, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Thursday, happening 3 times


Alberta St. Store, Thursdays, September 8, 15, & 22, 5-8pm

Level: Advanced Beginner
Ages 15 and Up

The Wilder Gown is a raglan sleeve dress/top that is pulled in and tied at the neckline. It can be made as a long two tiered dress, a single tier short dress, or a top! The pattern also includes options to make it short or long sleeved. The Wilder is as comfortable as it is cute and it’s modular design lends itself well to customization. You’ll want to make this pattern again and again.

The class will cover a basic fitting guide, beginner friendly garment sewing techniques, basic serger skills, and lots of practice at gathering fabric! This class is suitable for those who are just dipping their toes into garment making and those with more experience that want to sew in a friendly environment. Who knows what fun tips, tricks and tidbits you might pick up on the way?

Supply List:

  • Wilder Gown Pattern by Friday Pattern Company
  • Swedish Tracing Pattern
  • Fabric required for size and view desired, pre-washed. Wilder can be made in a wide variety of fabrics. Light to medium weight wovens like linen, cotton poplin, batiste, voile and chambray will have a more casual feel. Choose a drapey woven like silk, viscose, tencel or rayon challis for a more elegant or fluid effect. For beginners we highly recommend a more stable woven like cotton lawn.
  • 1 spool small Mettler Metrosene all-purpose polyester thread in color to match fabric

Please purchase supplies in advance of your class. Make sure to pre-wash your fabric in advance of class. This prevents possible fabric shrinkage that could otherwise make your finished garment too small.

What is an Advanced Beginner Level Class at Modern Domestic?
You have a good handle on the basics and are ready to dip your toe into more challenging waters. You’re still fairly new to sewing from patterns and could use help with how to manipulate the pattern to get a better fit. You want to add some new skills to your repertoire (invisible zippers, setting-in sleeves, sewing with a serger, etc.). Classes generally require homework.

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September 8, 2022
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Modern Domestic
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MD NE Alberta St
422 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211 United States
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