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Mon, Jan 11


Virtual Class Series

Intro to Classic Dressmaking

Darts, linings, and zippers, oh my! Up your garment sewing game by going in-depth on a single intermediate project that teaches these essential skills and more.

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Intro to Classic Dressmaking
Intro to Classic Dressmaking

Time & Location

Jan 11, 2021, 9:00 AM – Feb 07, 2021, 10:00 PM

Virtual Class Series


About the event

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a virtual class series that will meet for Zoom live video sessions on the following dates. Makeup sessions will not be available.

  • Thursday, January 14, 8:00-8:30 PM
  • Thursday, January 21, 8:00-8:30 PM
  • Thursday, January 28, 8:00-8:30 PM
  • Thursday, February 4, 8:00-8:30 PM

Level: Advanced beginner/intermediate. You should be comfortable using a sewing machine and sewing garments using patterns.

Ages: 14+

We provide: Pattern and video instruction for one in-depth garment sewing project.

You bring: Fabric and notions, a sewing machine, and some basic tools (see below). Students receive a 10% discount on class supplies purchased at Notion.

Class length: Four weeks of unlimited email support and video access (January 11-February 7), plus four live group video sessions via Zoom

Cost: $139

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.

You will receive a print copy of the pattern included in your class fee. Since sewing clothes is all about expressing your unique style, we will have you provide your own fabric. Students receive a 10% discount on class supplies purchased at Notion. Using Notion’s detailed video tutorials and the pattern instructions, you will work on the project at your own pace. Class participants will then come together for weekly live group video sessions to troubleshoot, share successes, and ask questions. With our support and camaraderie, you’ll have mastered intermediate garment sewing techniques in no time!

Your class fee includes:

  • Print copy of the Emery Dress sewing pattern in sizes 0-30
  • Access to detailed video tutorials created by your Notion instructor specifically for this class
  • Four live group video sessions via Zoom
  • Unlimited email support throughout the month
  • An exclusive coupon code to use after the class - our way of inspiring you to start your next project!

You will need to provide:

  • An internet connection and a device with video chat capabilities
  • A sewing machine that you know how to use
  • A zipper foot for your sewing machine
  • Fabric and notions according to the pattern requirements
  • A measuring tape for determining your size
  • Sharp fabric scissors, pins, and other basic sewing supplies
  • An iron and ironing board
  • Tracing paper and pencil are strongly recommended

Students receive a 10% discount on class supplies purchased at Notion. Once your registration is complete, watch your inbox for instructions on how to use your supply discount and access course materials.

Limited to 8 participants. Requires 4 participants to run. In the event of cancellation due to low enrollment, registered participants will receive notice and a refund 3 days prior to the scheduled start date of the series.

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I understand that participation in this class/event may include inherently dangerous activities, including but not limited to the use of scissors, rotary cutting blades, pins, needles, and other sharp implements; the use of motorized sewing machines with sharp, fast-moving parts; and the use of hot steam irons and other electrified and/or high-temperature equipment. I agree to exercise appropriate care when participating and to refrain from participating if I am taking medication or am under the influence of any substances with any tendency to affect negatively my motor skills or level of care and attention. I release from all claims, demands, liability, right or causes of action of whatsoever kind and waive my right to sue Notion LLC, their employees, officers, members, and agents from any and all claims in any way connected with any injury, illness (including death), or economic loss I may suffer or which may result from my participation in this class/event. If registering on behalf of a minor child, I acknowledge that I am their parent or legal guardian and agree to their participation and to the above liability waiver on their behalf.



  • Single Registration

    Includes supplies, patterns, and instructions for three sewing projects; unlimited email support; and four live video sessions

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