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Intro to Garment Construction - Level 2 (6 Weeks)

Intro to Garment Construction Level 2 builds upon the foundational skills learned in level 1 while creating two new projects! In this series, students will make the Hudson Pants (True Bias) and the Cielo Top & Dress (Closet Core), expanding on techniques learned in Level 1 while introducing new ones such as buttonholes & setting in a sleeve. This pattern & technique-focused workshop runs once a week over 6 weeks. Students will have options for PDF print patterns or tissue patterns available at the shop.

Supplies Required:

  • Sewing machine (bring your own or rent one from the shop!)

  • Coordinating threads

  • Rotary Cutter & Blade

  • Fabric scissors (6” - 8” recommended)

  • Basic Sewing kit (marking tools, pins/clips, safety pins, thread snips)

  • Marking tools (vanishing tailor's chalk, washable blue fabric marker, frixion pen)

  • Various needles (70/10 - 90/14 general use, 100/16 denim/canvas, ballpoint) 

  • Fabric suited to the project (each will be outlined in detail) + notions

  • PDF Patterns, printed & pieced 


CIELO DRESS/TOP (PDF or Paper Pattern - students choice)

The Cielo Dress & Top is an easy, breezy take on a boxy tee and shift dress. Loaded with interesting details and interchangeable features, it will quickly become a wardrobe-building favourite! 



Choose between a semi-cropped top with a cuffed short sleeve (View A) or a dramatic gathered long sleeve (View B). Or, make an easy-fitting dress with sleek inseam pockets (View C), or without pockets (View D). All views have a slightly dropped shoulder, angled shoulder yoke and roomy fit, with a choice between an elegant bias binding or a faced neckline finish.

HUDSON PANTS (PDF or Paper Pattern - students choice)


The Hudson pant is the piece of clothing that you will wear all of the time. It is comfortable enough to wear around the house, but can easily be dressed up to go run errands. The urban fit of these pants leaves a bit of extra room around the hips and then tapers into a skinny leg. View A is a full-length pant and View B is midcalf.

This class is suited for adults (age 15+)

All workshop participants are required to sign a waiver before the workshop. The entire waiver can be viewed at the bottom of our classes page. (East Coast Quilt Co. Workshop Waiver)

If you cannot attend a workshop (either one-day or a multi-day series) and it is 7 or more days before the start date, you will receive a store credit for 75% of the value of the workshop with a 30-day expiry date. If you cancel less than 7 days before the start of the workshop, you will NOT receive a refund or store credit. No credit or refund will be given for a "no-show" in the workshop regardless of the reason. So please ensure that you can attend before signing up.  EAST COAST QUILT Co reserves the right to cancel workshops/events for any reason. If this happens, you will be refunded your full workshop fee.

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

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Advanced Beginner. Participants should be comfortable with their machine (threading, changing feet/stitches/settings), cutting, seam allowances, and have some apparel construction and pattern reading knowledge.
Materials Included: none
Instructor: Kerri Ivany
Instructor Bio: Kerri is our apparel & quilting instructor who has over 10 years of experience under her belt in the sewing industry. She has a hands-on approach in her workshops and imparts great tips & tricks along the way, with vast knowledge in areas such as alterations, quilting, garment making, and sewing machines
The cost of patterns and fabrics are extra

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