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Wiksten Shift Dress/Top



Join Lindsay, our garment sewing instructor, and learn to sew this versatile wardrobe piece. This loose shift is both comfortable and elegant, the perfect wardrobe staple. Choose from three different lengths: a cropped top, above-the-knee dress, or calf-length dress with side slits. The top has a plain back, while the dress has added fullness from back gathers. Patch pockets, waist tie, and three quarter length sleeve options are included. Neck is finished with an easy-to-sew facing. 

Sizes: US Women's sizes 0-22.  The oversized fit makes it possible to size down, but the bicep needs at least 3" ease for comfort.  Finished garment measurements are included in the pattern.

A PDF pattern is required for this class. You will need to purchase, download and print at home. Pattern can be purchased at https://shopwiksten.com/products/womens-modern-shift-dress-top-sewing-pattern. 

Materials (*yardage requirements shown in Size Chart*)
-light to medium weight fabric with good drape, such as brushed cotton, gauze, voile, lawn, flannel, chambray, linen, silk crepe, charmeuse, silk noil, rayon. 
-1/4 yd lightweight fusible interfacing to add structure to neck facing (optional)

We do have COVID protocol in place at the shop: we have reduced the number of seats available to ensure social distancing and request you bring a mask to wear when necessary.  The workstations and machines will be sanitized before & after each class.

CLASS CANCELLATION POLICY: 
If you cannot attend a class and it is 7 or more days before class, you will receive a store credit for 75% of the value of the class with a 30-day expiry date. If you cancel less than 7 days before class, you will NOT receive a refund or store credit. No credit or refund will be given for a "no show" in class regardless of reason. So please ensure that you are able to attend before signing up. East Coast Quilt Co reserves the right to cancel classes/events for any reason. If this happens, you will be refunded your full class fee.

WHAT IS IN A BASIC SEWING KIT: 
For most of our classes we ask you to bring a 'basic sewing kit' which usually contains: rotary cutter and/or scissors, small snipping scissors, straight pins & a pin cushion or collector, seam ripper, a spool of neutral 50 wt cotton thread, extra bobbins, notebook & pen/pencil, ruler(s), etc.).


Skill Level: intermediate
Skill Details: Learn garment construction techniques such as french seams, setting sleeves, neck facings, and hemming.
Materials Included: none
Requirements: PDF pattern (to be purchased online $16USD) light to medium weight fabric with good drape, such as brushed cotton, gauze, voile, lawn, flannel, chambray, linen, silk crepe, charmeuse, silk noil, rayon -1/4 yd lightweight fusible interfacing to add structure to neck facing (optional) Sewing machine, basic sewing kit
Instructor: Lindsay Nichols
Instructor Bio: Lindsay Nichols is the owner and operator of Purple Door Designs, specializing in creating Purses, Bags, Wallets, clothing and accessories. Having grown up sitting on the floor in her mother's sewing room is how Lindsay's love of fabric and design brought a passion to life in the form of a thriving and successful home based business. What started out as sewing simple bags and wallets very quickly expanded into design and production of fashionable and sturdy accessories sold mostly via her Facebook page and Instagram account. Buying clothing for her tall skinny children became very challenging and accidentally developed into her creating "grow with me" clothing for children and subsequently adult wear. Lindsay prides herself on a primarily "ME MADE" wardrobe from inside to outside. Lindsay buys Canadian fabrics, Shops Canadian and Believes in Local.
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PDF pattern to be purchased seperately

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.