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GARMENT SEWING: The Leralynn Dress


Learn the basics of garment sewing with this modern, A-line shift dress!



Leralynn Dress

This looser fitting, A-line shift dress is comfortable and stylish complete with front welt pockets and bust darts. We’ll make it out of a lovely linen rayon blend that is slightly structured, but has a lovely drape and soft hand. It’s the perfect fall dress with leggings and boots!

In this one-day sewing boot camp (with lots of snacks & coffee breaks), Lydia Rhyne, a garment sewing educator with over a decade of experience, will lead you through all the sewing basics, sewing machine set-up, translating sewing patterns, and assembling you garment. Sewing 101 is a good prerequisite for class, but no garment sewing experience is necessary. All machines and materials are provided. Go home sporting a super cute shift dress complete with "I made this!" bragging rights.



Price: $190
Price breakdown: $130+ Materials
We provide all fabric & notions (+$60)

Time: Sun, 10am-6pm

Level: Beginner
No sewing experience is required, however you should be comfortable threading your machine.


  • Reading sewing patterns

  • Taking measurements

  • Selecting pattern size

  • Basic pattern adjustments

  • Cutting and marking patterns

  • Pocket construction

  • Installing facings

  • Proper pressing

  • Hemming

  • Discover essential sewing tools


  • Loose fitting, relaxed style

  • Front welt pockets

  • Cap sleeves



The Leralynn Dress pattern is included in the price of class. We cut the yardage for your dress, so when you click to sign up, you’ll be prompted to choose your fabric color.


We will be making the short knee length version in class, however the pattern allows for different lengths in future versions.


Fits US Women's sizes XS-3X (53” bust). We will make some basic pattern adjustments in class if necessary (length, grading between sizes).


  • 3 yards of a lovely, linen rayon blend fabric.

  • All Purpose polyester thread in color matching outer fabric.


All fabric and supplies are included in the price of class. We cut the yardage for your dress, so when you click to sign up, you’ll be prompted to choose your fabric color.

Fabric Choices

Fabric Choices

Meet The Teacher


Lydia Rhyne

Lydia is the owner of Brass Button Events, a creative workshop business focusing on private and corporate events. She is also a sewing teacher and part of Klum House’s creative collaborative. Constantly inspired by new creative mediums, Lydia’s worked in photography, sewing, leather working, watercolor painting and more. She believes that great teaching is about creating a judgement-free zone that allows you to explore, laugh at your mistakes and smile at your accomplishments. See more of her work here.

Q&A with Lydia —>


The sewing workshop I took from Lydia was great!! I still can't believe I was able to make what I did. Thanks to Lydia and her great directions, guidance and patience. Thank you, thank you!!

What To Expect
What To Bring

We make it easy for you— No need to bring any supplies!

We provide all sewing machines, thread, supplies & materials for class. All kits are cut, prepped & ready to sew.

*Feel free to bring your sewing machine if you want to learn on it. We think it’s great to see what your machine can do. You can always switch to one of ours during class if your machine needs a break!

Food & Refreshments

There’s lots of local places to eat! We’re located in the same building as Ristretto Roasters, Kayo’s Ramen Bar & Tasty n Sons. New Seasons is a couple blocks away and Crisp Salad is across the street.

We suggest bringing a closed top water bottle & any diet-specific food if you think you’ll need it. We’ll have snacks, water, and tea!


Klum House Workshop

The Hub Building
3808 N Williams Ave. #132
Portland, Oregon 97203

We are located inside the Hub Building hallway corridor (we do not have a sidewalk storefront). Enter through the Hub building door on N Williams with the Klum House sign above it. Walk down the hall & take a left. You'll see the Klum House sign hanging above our door.

*Please note: We have street parking, so please arrive a few minutes early to allow ample time to park.

Questions? Send us a note!


Review our cancellation & rebook policy:

  • We require at least 7 days notice prior to the start of class to cancel for a full refund.

  • We require at least 48 hours notice prior to the start of class to rebook for a later class.

  • Full payment for class is due at time of sign up in order to secure your spot in class.

  • No shows forfeit any refund or rebook.

  • If Klum House cancels a class that you registered for, you are entitled to either a cash refund or a rebook to a later class.

  • If you transfer your registration to another class with a higher price, you are subject to pay the difference.