Dressmaking 101


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Sun, Nov 21, 2021 - Dec 19, 2021


10:00am - 1:00pm EST


8 students

Class Experience

Learn the basics of dressmaking during this virtual course including zipper installation, darts, pocket construction and professional seam finishes. You will have a choice between two dresses: Style Sew Me Bree Dress or Erin Dress Pattern 

Erin Dress Supplies: Erin Dress Pattern 4 yards of cotton fabric Style B: 2.5 yards of lining 1 yard of 1/4 inch bias tape.

Bree Dress Supplies: 

Light to medium weight woven/cotton fabrics 

View A: 5 yards of fabric (45in width) and 1 yard of lining 

View B: 5 yards of fabric (45in width) and 1 yard of lining

View C: 4 yards of fabric (45in width) and 1 yard of lining

22in invisible zipper for all views

SEWING NOTIONS NEEDED FOR CLASS: • A good pair of scissors/Shears dressmaker size • Straight pins • Pin cushion •Tape measure • Seam Gauge • Seam ripper • Marking Chalk/pencil • Fray check • Hand sewing needles • Bodkin or extremely large safety pin

Materials and patterns are included in the total cost!

Other Things To Know

Holiday Schedule
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Cancellation Policy

All classes fees are final and no refunds will be offered.  However, you may receive credit towards a future class if you cancel one week prior to the start of class by emailing us at

How To Participate

Attend class via Zoom video

This class will be hosted on Zoom video conferencing platform. You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions. We recommend you make sure your device is up to date and meets all system requirements before class.

Reviews for Dressmaking 101

Davina m.

Dec 5, 2021




Nothing. I love the hard paper pattern.

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Reviews for Sew Creative Lounge - DC

4.9 out of 5

Based on 218 provider ratings

Cynthia R.

Jan 24, 2022


I love the different sew along classes. The sharing of ideas from other participants. The knowledge I received.

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Leslie P.

Jan 24, 2022


The atmosphere and the eagerness to ensure that everyone is comfortable with sewing and understands the process.



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Jennifer E.

Jan 23, 2022


The instructor was patient with us. Especially those without patterns

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Monica S.

Jan 23, 2022


Detailed instructions and patience with participants. Another wonderful class. Thank you Sew Creative and our instructor Rakecia! Appreciate it so much!


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About Sew Creative Lounge - DC

Cecily Habimana and Tisha Thorne met by chance in the hallway of a new building they both moved into back in 2006. They soon realized that they both had a passion for sewing.

The pair noticed that there really weren’t many places where people could take sewing classes, even though there was clearly a demand for it. So, they decided to fill that void and launch Sip and Sew DC, a three-hour workshop that teaches participants how to sew and complete a project such as a clutch, pants or skirt.

The response was overwhelming with many of the classes selling out from 2014-2016. Hosting pop-up classes was a lot of work and Cecily and Tisha’s husbands eventually urged the pair to find their own space. It was from their recommendation that pushed them to open Sew Creative Lounge in Mt. Rainier, MD.

Today Sew Creative Lounge teaches children and adult sewing classes and hosts summer camp at their home studio and satellite studio in Chicago. They also partner with various elementary schools throughout the DC metropolitan area including Yu Ying Public Charter School, Creative Minds Public Charter School, Center City Public Charter School and the Burke School. In response to the pandemic, Cecily and Tisha opened up an online store and began designing their own collection of fabrics. They excited about their work and are always eager to work with their students.

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