Beginner Garment Making - Wilder Gown
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Beginner Garment Making - Wilder Gown


Want to make your own clothes but feeling a little intimidated? The Wilder Gown from Friday Pattern Company is the perfect place to start!

The Wilder Gown is a raglan sleeve dress/top that is pulled in and tied at the neckline. It can be made as a long two tiered dress, a single tier short dress, or a top! (In this class we'll go over how to make the dress) The pattern also includes options to make it short or long sleeved. The Wilder is as comfortable as it is cute and it's modular design lends itself well to customization. You'll want to make this pattern again and again.

In this course you will learn how to:

  • Measure yourself to determine your size

  • Prep your fabric and pattern

  • Cut your pieces and transfer markings 

You'll cut your pieces out on your own time before class. Upon registration we will send you our cutting guide video with instructions to do all of the above

  • Understand pattern terminology and directions
  • Different options for seam finishes
  • How to create a turned tube for the tie
  • How to assemble the bodice
  • How to gather one tier of the skirt (you'll finish the last tier and hem after class or at home)

Class Duration: 4 hours + 1 hour of optional free sewing time after class

Students Bring: Your cut out pattern pieces, thread, the printed pattern, your scrap fabric (you will receive an instructional video on how to cut out your pieces) 

Materials Required: 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. 

Materials Including with Registration: Printed copy of the Wilder Gown (available for pick up at the store upon registration. We can also mail it to you for $5). Use of all needed tools including sewing machine, seam ripper, iron, etc

You will leave with: A mostly completed Wilder Gown and the knowledge and confidence to continue garment sewing

Skill Level: Confident Beginner Garment Sewist/Intermediate Sewist

Skill Details:

  • Confident Beginner: 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.
  • Intermediate: A good amount of sewing experience. Students should have made 10+ projects on their own, are very comfortable operating and troubleshooting a sewing machine, are comfortable using a rotary cutter, and are familiar with sewing terminology like RST, WST, backstitch, edgestitch etc.

Age Range: Adults 18+

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. 

  • Masks are encouraged by not required

  • 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: Students should have some sewing experience. Be able to maintain a consistent seam allowance, understand right side vs wrong side of fabric, overall feel comfortable operating a sewing machine.
Instructor: Tawnee Kinnebrew
Instructor Bio: Tawnee has been sewing for almost a decade now and loves helping other learn and improve their sewing skills!
Includes a printed copy of the pattern, video guide on prep and cutting, and in studio instruction

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Included Materials



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