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garment series: mabel dress

Flash Sale!  Regular price: $150 Sale price $120 (through 2/29)

Get ready for all the compliments this Spring with this dreamy Mabel Dress or Blouse by Tilly and the Buttons! We love this dress for the warmer months ahead and we know you will too! Join us in the studio on Tuesday evenings in April to sew up your next Spring wardrobe essential!

The Mabel Dress/Blouse features a square-shaped elasticated neckline with a pretty frill, keyhole opening and faux drawstring ties. The dress offers full-length or elbow-length sleeves, with deep shirred cuff or narrow shirred cuff with frill hem. Voluminous raglan sleeves elasticated around the shoulders give this dress a beautiful, dramatic finish. Students can choose to make it as a midi-length dress or a peplum blouse! This surely will be your favorite go-to garment with the upcoming warmer months coming our way.

During this 5-week class, students will learn how the technique of shirring and how to sew elastic casings. This class is suitable for advanced beginner to intermediate students with some garment sewing experience. Perfect for our graduates of our Garment 101 class. Students must be able to confidently operate a sewing machine independently.

Required Materials:
- (1) Pattern: Mabel Dress/Blouse by Tilly + the Buttons
- 1 3/4 yd of 3/8" wide elastic

- 1 spool of coordinating thread
- 1-2 spools of shirring elastic (elasticated thread) - white thread or black thread available

Recommended Fabric:
- We suggest using lightweight woven fabrics, such as rayoncotton or cotton lawn. Our staff is more than happy to help you with your fabric selections! 
- As with all garment classes, we recommend you wash and dry your fabric prior to the start of class to prevent any further shrinking.

Depends on the size of dress or blouse being made. The pattern accommodates US sizes 2-30. Sewing pattern sizes are found inside the pattern, with generic numbers 1 to 15 - use your body measurements to determine your size so you can calculate the yardage of fabric needed for class.

Required Tools:
fabric scissors
seam gauge
seam ripper
- (2) safety pins

pins and/or wonder clips
chalk or frixion pen

Cancellation Policy:
If you are unable to attend, a refund will only be provided if you notify us 72 hours 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 hours in advance. By registering for the class, you are agreeing to this cancellation policy.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: Confident Beginner to Intermediate
Materials Included: No
Requirements: Students must purchase their fabric and materials from our shop. Additionally, we recommend students wash and dry their fabric prior to the start of class to prevent any future shrinking.
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.,
  • Westfield, NJ 07090