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garment series: true bias southport dress

We all love this dress and you will too!!

The Southport dress is a tank style dress designed to be worn as a coverup at the beach or a dress for around town. It has a button opening at the center front and a drawstring waist with inseam pockets. View A hits 20” from the waist. View B is maxi length and hits 42” from the waist and includes a center front slit. 

We made our sample from this beautiful Horizon Mirage Indigo Rayon available here 

Who can take this class?
This class is suitable for Intermediate sewists

Suggested fabrics:
Light to medium weight wovens such as linen, chambray, tencel, linen, rayon challis, crepe de chine, silk chiffon, batiste and voile.

Materials list:
- True Bias Southport pattern available here
- Fabric (yardage dependent on size and View you are making)
- 1/4yrd Lightweight fusible interfacing
- four 1/4"-3/8" buttons
- 3yrds single fold 1/2" bias tape
- (1) spool of coordinating thread

Students should arrive to class with all their material laundered and cut ready to start construction. To assist students we are offering a Friday night cutting session available here

Registered students receive a 15% discount on all materials.

Skill Level: intermediate
Skill Details: Intermediate sewing ability
Instructor: Erin Baginski

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Included Materials



This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
  • Tel: 908.232.0600
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  • 361 South Avenue E, Suite 4 (2nd fl)
  • Westfield, NJ 07090