february, 2020

thu13feb7:00 PM9:00 PMAshton Top by Helen's Closet Patterns7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Type of Class/Workshop:Adult Beginner,Adult Intermediate,Garment Making

Event Details

Join us for 3 Thursdays in February to make your very own Ashton top by Helen’s Closet Patterns! This class takes place on February 13th, 20th and 27th from 7-9pm.

We love this style because it is easily accessible by new sewists, it has a wide size range  (sizes 0-30 and made for cup sizes B or D!) and works as a great layering piece in the winter or standalone top in the Spring. Take your first darts, learn french seams (we so fancy!) learn how to stitch flawless facings and have a handmade top you can be proud of! This top also has two length options: a cropped version and a hip length one as well.

Prerequisite: This is an Advanced Beginner class for those looking to challenge themselves with their first garment.

Skills Covered: Picking your size from a sewing pattern, cutting layouts and cutting your fabric, following a sewing pattern, sewing darts, french seams and facings.

Materials Needed: This is for medium weight woven fabrics such as linens and linen blends, rayons and tencels, ikats, soft cottons, silk noils, chambrays and light denims. The fabric choice you make will really influence the shape of this top, more fluid fabrics will make a much drapier top that can be easily tucked in, and stiffer fabrics will show off the A-line shape. Check out this blog post for great online garment fabric stores!

-Please see this size chart for fabric requirements and contact us if you have any questions! We will be using facings to finish this garment (the pattern gives you a choice, but to keep it easy everyone is using the same finishing in class) so make sure to purchase enough fabric!

**Please launder your fabric prior to the start of class! This assures that it shrinks before we sew it, not after!** 

-1 spool of matching all purpose polyester thread.

Materials provided:  The Ashton Sewing Pattern as a PDF file, a printed copy of the pattern for you to use during class (a $20 value) All sewing machines and notions.


(Thursday) 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Tickets are not available for sale any more for this event!