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Early Bird!

Take Your Tee to the Max


Price includes 6 hours of class. Early Bird ends 01/17/22. A $25 kit fee will be collected during class.

With Jennifer Stern

Mar 5, 9:00am-12:00pm & 2:00-5:00pm

Join Jenn for this fun garment-sewing class and make a knit Maxi dress, starting with a Tee pattern. Learn lots and make a dress that takes you from late summer through the fall, effortlessly.

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Join Jenn for this fun garment-sewing class and make a maxi dress (or dress of any length) from knit fabric. If you’ve taken the Tee Fit class at a previous STITCHES event, your pattern pieces are ready to go; if not, Jenn will share easy fit adjustments to achieve your perfect fit. Start by adding length and width at the hem to create a flattering fit-and-flare silhouette. Then learn to adjust the pattern to create a cool cap sleeve. To add even more interest, you’ll find the unique above-the-bust-seam detail is the perfect canvas for color-blocking or playing with directional prints.

You can sew your Maxi Dress using your sewing machine or serger.

Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class
Must be able to use your sewing machine or serger

A $25 kit fee which will be collected by your instructor. Correct change is appreciated. 
The kit will include the Tee Pattern and Tee Fit workbook.

Supply List
• Sewing machine or serger
• 3-4 yards* of pre-washed knit fabric with at least 25% stretch. Suggested knits: ITY, rayon jersey, matte jersey, modal or tencel knits. *If you would like to use contrasting-colored fabric for the upper bodice pieces, you’ll need 1 yard of the contrast to cut out upper bodice and sleeves.
• 4 cones of serger thread (serger) or 1 spool all-purpose thread (sewing machine)
• Fusible stay tape for shoulder seams
• Pattern tracing paper
• Scotch tape,
• 18″ clear grid ruler
• Sewing Basics: Needles, Thread, Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Tape measure, Seam ripper, Pins

Additional information

Skill Level

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Vivienne S.
Enjoyable class

Jennifer is fantastic at helping her students get the fit they want for the tee, and modifications, whether it be capped sleeves or a dress of any length. She is very supportive. I had a great time and learn so much!

Diane F.
Versatile Wardrobe Builder

Jennifer provides her students with exactly what each one needs to succeed in completing the project whether fitting or construction No matter what your skill level you will learn tips and techniques that make this class a valued investment. She begins with basic information and guides you through the process with individual attention and encouragement. The pattern is very easy to sew, versatile and flattering to every body type. To say we had a great class and loads of fun is an understatement. Thank you Stitches at Home and Jennifer Stern.

Dixie F.
Fun and Informative

Lots of learning opportunities--tips, tricks, and general how-to's, to include taking a shirt pattern and expanding it properly to get a well-fitted maxi-dress (or other length). Jennifer gives lots of support throughout.