Beginner | 2 hours
Taught by Rae Hoekstra
Now that you’ve made your first pair of children’s pants, it’s time to build on those skills with the Flutter-Tie Dress. Rae covers slightly more advanced techniques in this class, including a bodice lining, a gathered skirt, and topstitching detail. Since there are no complicated closures, this is an ideal no-fuss dress pattern. Once you have made it, you will be ready to tackle all sorts of garment construction.
 

Learn how to:
  • Sew curved seams
  • Sew a bodice with lining
  • Gather a skirt
  • Attach bodice to skirt
  • Add a hem
  • Topstitch to complete dress


Chapters
Beginner Dress
00:50
00:45
Sewing the Dress
07:27
11:23
04:53
07:15
02:27
04:15
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Flutter-Tie Dress pattern PDF
  • 2/3 yard to 1 1/2 yard of prewashed woven fabric (if lining and main part of dress are the same)
  • OR 1/2 yard main fabric + 1/3 yard of lining fabric
  • Sewing machine with universal needle
  • Matching thread
  • Contrasting thread
  • Sewing shears
  • Snips
  • Paper scissors and tape
  • Chalk or marking pen
  • Rotary cutter and mat
  • Discussion
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    Transcript
    Sewing for Little Ones
    Part 1:
    Sewing for Little Ones: Beginner Pants
    Rae Hoekstra
    Begin your foray into sewing for little ones with Rae’s Parsley Pants pattern, which comes in three sizes (0, 2, and 3). Rae shows you how to work with multi-sized patterns and covers tricky techniques like sewing curves and adding an elastic waistband. This pattern is practical and simple, giving you the satisfaction of seeing an entire garment come together in just a couple of hours. Start building your basic garment construction skills with this class.
     
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    Part 2:
    Sewing for Little Ones: Beginner Dress
    Rae Hoekstra
    Now that you’ve made your first pair of children’s pants, it’s time to build on those skills with the Flutter-Tie Dress. Rae covers slightly more advanced techniques in this class, including a bodice lining, a gathered skirt, and topstitching detail. Since there are no complicated closures, this is an ideal no-fuss dress pattern. Once you have made it, you will be ready to tackle all sorts of garment construction.
     

    Part 3:
    Sewing for Little Ones: Trace and Make T-Shirt and Leggings
    Rae Hoekstra
    Tracing and making is a great way to learn about clothing construction. In this final part, Rae shows you how to trace a favorite t-shirt and pair of leggings to create your own patterns, which you can use to construct custom garments. You will also learn all about working with knit fabrics—a staple fabric for kids. This class rounds out the wardrobe nicely, teaching you more skills like working with shoulders and sleeves and how to add a double-fold neckline.
     
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