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Created for the intermediate to advanced sewist who enjoys new challenges, the 1914 Afternoon Dress class will guide you through steps to make an heirloom gown that includes lace insertion, tucks, and embroidery. If you’ve always wanted a scrumptious tea gown, this is the class for you! Click HERE for the class syllabus.

My classes are on private boards within my site’s Message Forum Archive. In order to access a class, you’ll need to register on the board for a username (no cost involved, and all registrations are private). When I receive your registration and class agreement, I will enter your username in the appropriate class forum. You’ll be able to access all of the lessons, going through them at your own pace. I am available via e-mail if you have questions. Please note that the cost of the class does not include the pattern itself. You will need to order that separately HERE. Thanks!

3 comments on “1914 Afternoon Dress Class”

  1. So I am the adventurous type but also know why I am taking things to far! Would you say that this dress would NOT be the best option for one who has NEVER sewn before? If so, would you have another dress in the 1915 era that you would recommend for a first timer?
    Thanks SO much!

    • Hi, Carolyne! This is actually not a toughie for a beginner if you leave out the heirloom options (all that lace insertion and the tucks). It’s quite straightforward–bodice and skirt that gather into a waistband. And I’m always happy to answer questions or help with further photos/diagrams over email!

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