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Sew Along: The Sylvie Dress

with Christine Haynes

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About The Class

sew your own dress with the maker of the Sylvie Dress pattern.

Add advanced techniques to your sewing skill-set without worrying about ruining fabric and wasting money in Sew Along: The Sylvie Dress with Christine Haynes.

Every purchase includes an easy-to-use, printable PDF version of the Sylvie Dress pattern.

Christine makes vintage-inspired patterns for the modern seamstress and in this class she’ll guide you step-by-step through the dressmaking process. You’ll learn how to:

  • Make a variety of darts, the correct way
  • Incorporate an invisible zipper 
  • Line up a lot of intersecting seams
  • Create both views of the pattern

In this class, you’ll have the maker of the pattern talking you through best practices and offering expert tips on tailoring it to your preferences. You’ll also get insights on choosing the best size for your measurements.

Don't waste time working on something that won't ultimately look right, learn the best way to follow a pattern and make sophisticated dress in Sew Along: The Sylvie Dress with Christine Haynes.


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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Instructor & Class Overview

    06:05
  2. 02

    Materials & Tools

    Christine helps you pick the perfect fabric for your sewing project and reviews the tools you'll need to make the dress.

    15:37
  3. 03

    The Sylvie Dress - PDF Pattern overview

    06:05
  4. 04

    Choosing Your Size

    07:53
  5. 05

    Cutting out the Fabric

    06:22
  6. 06

    Interfacing the Waistband

    05:39
  7. 07

    Stay Stitching the Bodice

    06:35
  8. 08

    Creating Darts

    18:34
  9. 09

    Sewing the Bodice

    11:22
  10. 10

    Adding the Waistband - View A

    31:42
  11. 11

    How to Make Piping

    07:15
  12. 12

    Sewing the Piping to the Waistband

    05:32
  13. 13

    Adding the Waistband - View B

    06:09
  14. 14

    Sewing the Pockets

    17:33
  15. 15

    Sewing Skirt View A

    32:00
  16. 16

    Sewing Skirt View B

    12:25
  17. 17

    Adding the Invisible Zipper

    29:11
  18. 18

    Making Your Own Binding

    03:47
  19. 19

    Applying the Neck Binding

    23:14
  20. 20

    Applying the Armhole Binding

    11:42
  21. 21

    Hemming the Skirt

    06:04
  22. 22

    Modeling the Skirt

    01:57

Meet Your Expert

Christine Haynes

Christine Haynes is a Los Angeles-based sewing author, teacher, and pattern designer with her own line of sewing patterns–Christine Haynes Patterns–which are perfect for the vintage-loving modern seamstress. ... read more

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Bonus Material

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  • pdf Christine Haynes - Sylvie Dress Instructions.pdf
  • pdf Christine Haynes - Sylvie Dress Pattern.pdf
  • pdf Christine Haynes - Supply List.pdf

100% of students recommend this class.
See what some of them have to say.

  • Esther Gonzalez

    Esther Gonzalez

    June 2018

    Great lessons, very detailed and explained clearly. Patterns are easy to work with. Highly recommend it to anyone who loves sewing or is even new to sewing because it won't leave you confused

  • Maureen Nevers

    September 2016

    I loved Christine's clear, pleasant style of instruction. Unfortunately I had to stop watching 1/2 way through - is there really a dog barking in the background through the whole video recording?! Even if I could tune it out (it was pretty faint mostly), my 2 cocker spaniels were not fooled! Perhaps I'll try to resume watching with headphones ... Wish that had been addressed at the time of recording or editing, though 😐

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