Online garment making class.

I’ve been really wanting to do some garment sewing. There have been a number of friends lately that have sewn up the cutest summer tops and dresses. My past attempts to sew for myself have not been terrific and it’s pretty disappointing to spend both the time and money to sew something and not have it fit correctly. A month or so ago I found this class by Deborah Moebes on sewing a 4 piece wardrobe and decided to sign up.



Deborah teaches sewing classes both online (at and in person at the Whipstitch Lounge in Atlanta. She also has a class on Craftsy called Design and Sew an A-Line Skirt.



The wardrobe e-course started today and is still open for enrollment through next Sunday (register by 8/11/2013). The garments we will be working on include:

1. The Sorbetto top from Collette (a French pattern maker) which is a free download.

2. A skirt pattern by Anna Maria Horner which has 2 different versions.

Proper Attire Skirt Pattern

Proper Attire Skirt Pattern

3. A lined princess seamed dress pattern from McCalls

McCalls 6741

McCalls 6741

4. The Passport Jacket which was designed by Liesl Gibson of Oliver & S (known for their wonderful children’s patterns) which has two collar versions – either ruffled or peter pan.

Simplicity 2209

Simplicity 2209

Deborah picked these 4 patterns because she believes they will fit and look good on all body types. Here’s hoping!

We have started to introduce ourselves to the class in an online forum and some of the other participants have taken an e-course from Deborah in the past (sewing with knits, sewing for children, etc.) I think this is the highest recommendation. Obviously these ladies had a good experience and are back for more. I have also learned that, Heather, one of my DC Modern Quilt Guild friends is enrolled so that will make it even more fun for me as well.

Wish me luck! (I may need it).




Filed under Garment sewing

6 responses to “Online garment making class.

  1. donna

    Good Luck! I have never been satisfied with any garment that I have ever tried to put together, and fortunately I don’t have to wear my quilts! I am looking forward to seeing your progress. The only clothes that I have made are for the American Girl Dolls, and they look cute in everything!

    • The teacher of this course says she is going to give us some good online sources for fabric. That will be half the battle – getting fabric that I like. I have had no success at that locally. There was a time that I made each of my 3 daughters and each of my 3 nieces a summer dress and a dress for their AG doll to match. I have looked for that picture recently and couldn’t find it.

  2. Nancy Cushing

    Linda, What a great class! I would like all of those patterns, which kind of amazes me because I am pretty picky about what I like. Have fun and good luck! I used to sew clothes for myself – nothing tailored – but I am so hard to fit with my long arms, legs and torso that I was not that happy with the results most of the time. I may just have to look into a course sometime, but right now I have a number of trips in the next couple of months so can’t commit. Look forward to hearing about and seeing your progress! Thanks!

  3. Considering how unbelieveably talented you are and how perfect all of your projects come out, I have no doubt that you’ll be dressed to the nines in handmade items at the next DCMQG meeting!

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