Startup Project: Sew the Flirty Dress (DVD)

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Improve your sewing skills while stitching up a chic, fashionable dress.

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What You Get

  • DVD with 6 video lessons
  • Full-color, printed reference materials booklet, including a supply list and reference images
  • McCall's dress pattern 7681 (Please allow up to 14 business days in the US and up to 5 weeks internationally)
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Includes closed captioning


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Class Overview

Ready to put your basic sewing skills to the test? In this class, the follow-up to "Startup Library: Sewing," designer and patternmaker Sara Alm guides you through making a stylish, versatile dress with inset seams and an invisible zipper. With Sara’s expert guidance, you’ll have the confidence and skills you need to finish this dress and many more!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Pattern & Fabrics
Meet Sara and start by looking at the pattern she'll be using for class. Sara helps you choose your size and fabric, then goes over everything you'll need to get started.
2. Layout, Cutting & Marking
3. Darts & Zipper Insertion
4. Seams & Facing
5. Sleeves
6. Hem, Finishing Details & Variations

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Sara Alm
Sara Alm
Sara Alm started sewing dresses at age 6, and she's never looked back. After graduating from the Apparel Arts patternmaking program in 2005, Sara work has worked as a patternmaker, designer and sewing instructor at Apparel Arts. She also shares her passion for garment-making by teaching sewing and fashion to at-risk teenage girls. Sara recently launched a line of women's activewear and is the author of "Designing Clothes With the Flat Pattern Method" and co-author of "Famous Frocks."

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