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Basic Garment Sewing

This class offers several skirt lengths to choose from for the pattern that participants can choose from. 

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Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details:
Requirements: Sewing machine
Rotary cutter
Cutting mat
Marking pen
Seam ripper

Full length skirt (View C) - 4 1/8 yards of 45in wide fabric
Knee length skirt (View D) - 2 yards of 45in wide fabric

Choose soft fabrics like laundered cottons/batiks, but avoid slippery fabric if this is your first garment. Plaids, one way designs, and stripes are NOT recommended for this class.

Pattern: Simplicity 2184 H5 (waist 23?-28?) or R5 (waist 30?-44?)
1 1/4 yards of one inch elastic
Dressmaker shears
Measuring tape
Small scissors
3 safety pins
Thimble (optional)
Quilting ruler 6 1/2 x 24 inch (optional)

You will not need your sewing machine on Day 1 of class. Please prewash your fabrics prior to class.
Instructor: Diane Short
Instructor Bio: Diane Short has been using needle and thread most her life: sewing, knitting, crocheting, cross-stitching, etc. Early in her marriage, she bought a used Singer 401A like the one her mom sewed on. It was the start of a beautiful friendship. She made countless clothes for her two young boys along with clothes for herself. She ran a Home Dec business for eight years making window treatments of all kinds, pillows, duvet covers, and more. She closed her business to work as a mechanical engineer at the shipyard to put her two sons through college. Diane is now retired and enjoying more time to sew.

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