Sunday, November 20: 10 AM - 4 PM at our Main St. shop
The Georgia Tee has become a total wardrobe staple for us in the shop. We have all sewn multiple versions of the top and the dress, and we love how versatile it is!
The Georgia is a perfect closet staple. A basic, boxy tee style that comes in a top, dress, and midi length, and can be used a base pattern for endless variations. Make this style in various weight fabrics for year-round wear. Perfectly scooped neckline hits right at the collarbone and doesn’t show bra straps. Substantial cuffs give weight and luxury to the piece but are very straightforward to construct.
In this class, students will learn the fundamentals of sewing a garment for themselves, as well as learning how to read, understand, and follow a sewing pattern. Students will choose their preferred view of the Elizabeth Suzann Georgia and we will do our best to fully complete the garment in the time allowed. Students will leave class with the confidence to sew a garment project on their own.
The Georgia Pattern is drafted to fit a 29" to 58" bust and 33"-62" hip. If you have questions about sizing please contact the shop.
See a detailed size guide and finished garment measurements for this pattern here
We have made every effort to be size inclusive in selecting our Wardrobe Basics patterns. During class we can grade between the sizes included in the pattern but we will not have enough time to completely grade up or down to a size not included in the pattern. The Georgia Pattern is drafted to fit a 29" to 58" bust and 33"-62" hip. If you have questions about sizing please contact the shop.
This class has a prerequisite:
- Completion of our Machine Basics class
- OR basic knowledge of AND the ability to sew a straight seam on a sewing machine.
What you'll learn:
- How to choose a size and understand pattern details
- Laying out and cutting a pattern from your fabric
- Maintain an even seam allowance while sewing
- Proper pressing techniques for sewing
- Turning corners on the machine
- Tips and tricks for even top stitching
- Cutting and sewing a bias facing
The Georgia sewing pattern is included in the class fee. Students will receive a digital copy of the pattern and instructions for future use.
In addition students will need to purchase;
- enough fabric to sew their size, 1-3 yards depending on view and size (see detailed fabric requirements here)
- coordinating thread
We recommend purchasing a nice, but inexpensive solid fabric in a cotton, linen or cotton/linen blend for the class. You should consider this first version a 'wearable' muslin. Our Brussels Washer and Yarn Dyed Brussels Washer are perfect. After working out any fit issues you can then sew another Georgia in any fabric you want.
Instructor, Elise is shown wearing her 'muslin' of the Tee view in Yarn Dyed Brussels Washer (Black). She is also shown wearing the Dress view in Athena Linen Gauze.
Jessamy wears the Georgia Tee in Merchant & Mills Gingham linen and the Georgia Tee in Sahara Linen.
Students receive 10% off any supplies purchased from EWE Fibers for the class.
Pre-wash, dry, and press your fabric as needed before class.
Please familiarize yourself with our class policies before enrolling.