Formal Dress Making • Tuesdays, February 6 – March 26, 6 – 8 pm • 7 Weeks; Registration Closed
Adult, Adult Classes, Featured Class
Tuesdays, February 6 – March 26, 6 – 8 pm
Note: No class on February 20
Do you have a formal event or special occasion coming up—such as a wedding, gala, or prom—for which you would like to create something unique to wear? This class is for you! Learn how to correctly take measurements, adjust the pattern, make a test garment, and sew your special outfit in fashion fabric. Gain experience handling delicate fabrics and with marking, seam finishes, lining, and hemming techniques. Bring your sewing machine (in good working order), a pair of sharp shears, and your vision for your special ensemble.
Materials fee is $10, payable to the instructor at the time of class, and covers practice materials. Students will need to purchase a commercial pattern, fabric, and notions for their project on their own, after the first day of class. Open to students with basic sewing skills who have had success in making a garment in the past.
**See supply list of items to bring to class**
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Colleen Kahn (she/her) learned to sew as a child through 4-H and had the great luck to be mentored by dedicated and patient women. Colleen earned degrees in Clothing Design from College of St. Catherine and London College of Fashion. Over the years, she completed additional training and gained expertise in bridal, men’s tailoring, millinery, costume making, alterations, dyeing, surface design, and more. Colleen has spent many years sewing custom wedding and formal wear in the Twin Cities. She founded Stitch Masters Sewing School in 2021.
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$220.50 – $245.00
If you need to withdraw from class and you send a withdrawal request at least 5 business days before the start of your workshop, you may receive a refund (minus a $25 processing fee). Alternatively, you may transfer your full tuition to another currently listed class or convert your full tuition into a tax-deductible donation to Textile Center.
We are unable to provide a refund or make a tuition transfer if your notice of withdrawal is received less than 5 business days before the start of your workshop, except in the case of illness or health risk (please see COVID-19 tuition transfer policy here). In this case, your tuition can be converted to a tax-deductible donation to Textile Center. We will be happy to provide you with a receipt for your donation if you request one.
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