We started a series of programs we call “Sew-Alongs.” What is a Sew-Along? It is kind of like a sewing bee where a group of sewing enthusiasts get together and work on the same kind of project.
The Fiber Arts Studio 'Sewing Programming Committee' selected some popular clothing patterns. People who want to participate will purchase their own pattern, fabric, and notions required to make the garment. Then, we will meet and work together to make the chosen garment.
This March Sew-Along will be ‘The Farrow Dress’ pattern by Grainline Studio. The Farrow Dress features an A-line shape, some diagonal seams and a jewel neckline. You can choose long sleeves for cooler temperatures or leave the sleeves off for a summer option. This dress is sure to be a wonderful layering piece to add to your wardrobe.
Light to medium weight fabrics ranging from linen, linen blends, cotton, lightweight wool and wool blends, silk charmeuse, and silk twill. Extra fabric may be needed to match plaids, stripes, or one-way design prints.
Thread, hook & eye.
The pattern can be bought at Esther's Fabrics on Bainbridge Island.
Men interested in participating could contact us about an alternative pattern: email@example.com
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner. Participants should have some experience with using a sewing machine. Prior garment sewing experiences is not needed. Sewing on knit should not prevent you from trying this dress, even if you have never sewn on knit before. Bring your own machine. You may use a Studio Brothers sewing machine if you have taken the Fiber Arts Studio Brothers sewing machine orientation class.
Ages: Ages 14+ Welcome.
Bring a bag lunch. We have a refrigerator for people to store their lunches and drinks!
This Sew-Along is hosted by Beth Jelec.