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garment series: summer 'camp' for adults + teens

Get out of the summer heat and come join us for this 5-day garment sewing 'camp'!  Students will make one of our most favorite garment patterns, the Cielo top by Closet Core.  This pattern is fantastic for beginner level garment sewists and the top flatters all body types. You will learn to professionally sew a neck facing, make gathered sleeves, sew darts and how to hem.  The Cielo top has two options - a basic cuffed short sleeve or a dramatic gathered long sleeve.

We will systematically walk you through the foundations starting with a deep dive into all things pattern, how to read the instruction envelope and the pattern itself.  You will learn how to take your measurements, choose a size and make pattern modifications.
We will discuss choosing the best fabric for your projects and work through preparing the fabric, pattern tracing and cutting out your pattern.

The class is suitable for beginner garment sewists who have completed sewing 101, or equivalent skill level.

Students will not only receive instruction on these steps but will have sufficient time during the class to work on and master these skills under the guidance of the instructor.

Note: This course is designed with enough work time that you should be able to finish the garment but some students may need to work at home to finish within the timeframe of the course.

Required materials:

 - Closet Core’s Cielo pattern (available here) 
 - Fabric yardage - depending on size being made. This can be purchased after the first class once you have determined your size based on your measurements and the instructor's input. Linen, chambray, light weight cotton or rayon.
 - 1/4 yd fusible interfacing, available to buy in the shop
 - (1) spool coordinating thread, available to buy in the shop.

Required Tools:
- Fabric scissors, selection available here 
- Pins and/or wonder clips (wide selection available here
- seam ripper available here 
- chalk or friction pen available here 
-seam gauge, available here 

Cancellation Policy
If you are unable to attend, a refund will only be provided if you notify us 72 hrs in advance in writing by email, there is a waitlist for the class, AND we are able to fill your spot.  Otherwise a credit for a future class will be issued.

No refunds or credits will be provided if you notify us less than 72 hrs in advance. By registering for the class, you are agreeing to this cancellation policy.




Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Beginner
Materials Included: No
Requirements: The class is suitable for beginner garment sewists who have completed sewing 101, or equivalent skill level.
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
  • Email:
  • 361 South Avenue E, Suite 4 (2nd fl)
  • Westfield, NJ 07090