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FIT + SEW INTENSIVE: The Leralynn Dress - Sold Out

Learn to sew comfortable & flattering clothes that fit you!


Price: $265
$220 + $45 Materials

What often brings us to garment sewing is our search for comfortable and flattering clothing that fit us exactly the way we want. Yet sewing patterns seldom fit perfect straight out of the envelope either. Building the skills to sew garments is only part of the picture. There are so many variables to fit since we all have unique bodies! Learning how to fit & sew empowers you to tackle your garment sewing projects with confidence. 

In this two-day fitting and sewing boot camp, Katie Whittle, a garment sewing educator with over a decade of experience, will lead you through the fitting basics while sewing a custom-fit shift dress. On day one, you’ll learn how to take your measurements properly and how to translate them to a pattern, evaluate and fix too much or too little length, make chest adjustments, and add or subtract room for waist and hip, aka booties. On day two, we’ll sew up the Leralynn Dress by Blank Slate Patterns, offered in sizes XXS - 3X (Bust 31-53 inches). You’ll learn Katie’s tried-and-true dart sewing technique, welt pocket construction, and how to install bias facings.

Some basic garment sewing knowledge is required, and all machines and materials are provided. Go home sporting a custom-fit dress that you made start-to-finish— with "I made this!" bragging rights.

Level: Advanced Beginner
Some sewing experience is required

Skills Learned

- Taking measurements
- Selecting the correct size
- Basic pattern adjustments
- Reading sewing patterns
- Cutting and marking patterns
- Staystitching
- Welt pocket construction
- Installing facings
- Understitching
- Proper pressing
- Hemming

Project Features

- Cut on cap sleeves
- Faced neckline
- Knee length
- Bust Darts
- No zippers or buttons! 
- Welt Pockets
- Sizes XXS-3X (Bust 31-53 inches)

The Leralynn Dress

"You're going to love living in Leralynn! This A Line shift dress is shaped with darts at the bust, then flows over the rest of your curves for a breezy fit perfect for hot days, while the welt pockets add both visual interest and functionality. "
— Blank Slate Patterns

Maker Kits & Materials

Registration in class includes the Leralynn Dress Maker Kit (+ $45) which includes the Leralynn Dress Pattern, 3 1/4 yards of yarn-dyed linen blend outer fabric, 1 ½ yards of ½” wide single fold bias tape, and coordinating thread.

Explore the Leralynn Dress

- View the Leralynn Pattern on Blank Slate Patterns website
- Explore #leralynndress to see examples of projects
- Read Leralynn Dress patern review on the Curvy Sewing Colletive Blog