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garment series: dani shorts

With warm weather coming our way, it's time to start updating your Summer wardrobe! Join our garment instructor Erin for a 2-weekend garment series where we'll make the Dani Shorts by True Bias. These are the perfect short to dress up or down that will compliment any outfit you wear this Summer.

The Dani pattern is an elastic waist short (or pant) with inseam and rear pockets, a small paper bag waist, and a cuff.  In this class, we will be making View A, which are shorts with a 3" inseam and feature a zip fly and two buttons at the waist.

During class, students will learn how to sew in a zipper, make buttonholes, and attach buttons. This 2-weekend class is suitable for advanced beginner to intermediate students. Students who have graduated from our Garment 101 course are encouraged to give this project a go!  Students must know how to confidently thread + operate a sewing machine independently.

Required Materials:
- (1) Pattern: Dani Shorts by True Bias:
        - Paper Pattern: Sizes 0-18 - available to purchase directly in our shop;
        - or PDF Pattern: Sizes 14-32 - **see pattern note below
- light to medium-weight woven fabric - see yardage note below
- 1/3 yd of fabric for pocket lining
- (1) spool of coordinating thread
- 1-1/4 yd of 2" wide elastic
- 1/3 yd of Pellon SF101
- (1) zipper - for sizes 0-6: 5" zipper, sizes 8-12: 6" zipper, sizes 14-18: 7" zipper
- (2) 5/8" buttons

**Pattern Note: FOR PDF PATTERNS ONLY - If you are purchasing a PDF pattern download (Sizes 14-32), please download the pattern HERE and print the pattern and bring it to class the first day.  Your printing options are as follows:
     - Print at home on 8.5" x 11" paper and assemble it on your own.  The pattern MUST be brought to class assembled.  There will not be time in class for pattern assembling.
     - Or, use a printing service such as PDF Plotting; please make sure you place your order in time to have it shipped to you before the first class (at least one week).

Recommended Fabric:
- We suggest using light to medium-weight woven fabrics, such as linen, rayon, or cotton.  Avoid any wovens that are too thick or rigid, as they will create extra bulk at the gathered waistline.
As with all garment classes, we recommend students pre-wash and dry their fabric prior to the beginning of class to prevent any fabric shrinkage.

- Total yardage depends on the size of garment being made; please refer to the pattern for accurate measurements. The pattern accommodates Sizes 0-18 (paper pattern) or Sizes 14-32 (PDF pattern).  Students must purchase their fabric from our shop.

Required Tools:
fabric scissors or rotary cutter
seam gauge
seam ripper
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:
Requirements: Students must have prior garment sewing experience, and must be able to confidently thread and operate a sewing machine independently.
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