Virtual Beginner Garment Making - The Envelope Dress
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Virtual Beginner Garment Making - The Envelope Dress

Description: In our beginner garment making class via Zoom we will walk you through the process of making your own Envelope dress! This pattern by Cris Wood Sews is size inclusive and leaves almost zero waste! We’ll go over reading patterns, how to finish seams without a serger, and a few tips for getting a great fit.

Class Duration:
 3.5 hours

Students Bring: Students will work from home using their home machine and notions (iron, pins, scissors, measuring tape, & elmer's white glue). Students will need to purchase the PDF pattern directly from Cris Woods here.

Fabric Required: You will need 1.75 yds for sizes up to 14. For larger sizes to determine your needed yardage take your hip measurement and add 16” this equals the total length of fabric that you need. Lightweight wovens like linen and cotton work best for this pattern. For fabric we recommend a lightweight woven like Warp and WeftDouble Gauze, or Viscose. Fabric needs to be a woven and ideally not see through as the dress does not have any lining. You'll also need coordinating thread. 

Skill Level: Confident Beginner Garment Sewist/Intermediate Sewist

Skill Details: Some prior sewing experience such as our sewing 101 course and 5 or so independent sewing projects. Students should be able to maintain a consistent seam allowance, understand the right side vs wrong side of fabric, and overall feel comfortable operating a sewing machine.

Age Range: 18+

You will leave with: After this class you’ll leave with a new dress and the confidence to dive into more complicated patterns!

In this Zoom course we'll go over:

  •        Reading the pattern
  •        How to finish the seams without a serger
  •        Tips for getting a great fit

If our classes are not financially affordable for you we invite you to apply for our scholarship program! Details can be found here.


  • By registering for this class you agree to all terms. 
  • Cancellation Notice: Makers are kindly requested to provide a minimum of 72 hours' notice in the event of needing to cancel or reschedule an appointment. This advance notice allows us to accommodate other makers and make any necessary adjustments to our schedule.

    Refunds: Any class cancellations made more than 72 hours in advance will receive either a full refund on a gift card, or a full refund minus a $5 card processing fee to the card used for registration. This fee accounts for the costs associated with the transaction and ensures a smooth and secure refund process.

    Late Cancellations: Cancellations made less than 72 hours before and no shows will forfeit the registration fee.

    Contact Information: To request a cancellation or reschedule, please email or call us at 425-291-7452

Class Full? Registration for additional classes open the first Saturday of each month at Noon PST. Other questions? Email

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details:
Instructor: Tawnee Kinnebrew
Instructor Bio: Tawnee Kinnebrew is the owner of Wyldwood Creative. She is a self taught sewist with almost a decade of experience. She believes sewing is for everyone and loves sharing her passion for sewing with her community.

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