Sew Over It in Mollie Makes (where I get so much great crafty information these days), and I was happy to see it was so close to our neighborhood. I couldn't believe I hadn't heard of it before. It is part shop and part sewing lounge, and it's ALL adorable. The shop is decorated in hot pink and blue and filled with fabric, buttons, and various sewing supplies upstairs and then downstairs is a sewing lounge. The sewing lounge is for classes and for renting machines by the hour to work on a project individually.
shift dress class. I chose this really cute Liberty fabric. Cake and tea were provided, and there was plenty of space for everyone. Each sewing machine had a name (which I thought was very cute, mine was Maisie). Our teacher, Dominique, did a great job explaining things and keeping everyone on track. The class was spread over 2 weeks, 1 night each week, and 3 hours each class. So it took 6 hours total to make this dress. I learned how to do many things I'd only read about, like how to sew darts (to make the bust area look like a bust), learned to sew in facing (to make the neckline neat and lie flat), and learned to use a serger (to finish the seams neatly). I'm looking forward to taking another class and making this dress again!
Me in my dress! This was about 11pm, after class, in my bathroom, so not the best shot, and I'd like a different belt but need to buy one for this, but here's the finished dress. I chose to do the short sleeves for summer, but this can also be made with 3 quarter length sleeves. I'm so happy I made an actual dress!!