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Make a shirred dress: Cassie Dress

Make a shirred dress: Cassie Dress

Buy as a standalone class, or access for free with a Stitch School subscription by using the link below.

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The Cassie Dress is one for the cottagecore lovers out there. If you’re after a really pretty make, look no further than Cassie, with her fully shirred bodice, bound neckline, gathered tier skirt and gently puffed sleeves.

Choose between two sleeve lengths: just above the elbow, or full length with an elasticated hem. Cassie is midi length, but you could omit the second skirt tier to make her knee-length, if you prefer. Additional elastic is sewn in at the waist, to ensure your pretty dress maintains its shape.

With no closures and the shirring in the bodice, you get the versatility of a woven fabric, with the comfort of a knit!

The Cassie Dress sewing pattern and Workshop are exclusively accessible with a Stitch School Premium Subscription. To see more pics of Cassie, head over here!

Where can I find this class?

If you're a Stitch School subscriber or you've previously purchased this class then you can find it here.

Sewing Level

The Cassie Dress sewing pattern and workshop are aimed at Confident Beginners.

Is there a pattern included in this online class?

Yes, this class includes the PDF Pattern for the Cassie Dress. Choose the Online Class + A0 Printing option to receive a printed copy of the pattern pages in the post.

What will I learn?

In the Stitch School online Workshop, we’ll go through every step of making the Cassie Dress, with special focus on the shirring technique. We’ll show how to set up your machine, talk about bobbin tension, stitch length and troubleshooting. You will sew a shirred panel first, then cut out the bodice pieces, essentially creating your own fabric before putting the dress together. We’ll talk about different shirring patterns you can try, other than the standard parallel lines you might be used to, show you some examples, and even explore the jazzy stitches on your sewing machine, like flowers and stars. You’ll be a shirring expert by the end of the class, and be able to apply this new skill to other patterns too. Why not use a fun shirring stitch on the cuffs of the Aida Dress or the back of the Siena Dress? After the shirring is done, we’ll construct the Cassie Dress and cover all the important points, like handling shirred fabric, setting in puffed sleeves, binding a neckline and hand-sewing it in place, and the gathering for the skirt panels.

How long is the class?

This class is 119 minutes in total, split into short sections.

How long will I have access to this class?

If you buy this class outright then you’ll have access to it forever. If you subscribe to Stitch School then you’ll have access to the class for as long as your subscription is active.

Should I buy this class or subscribe to Stitch School?

If you’d like to have access to the over 200 online classes and tutorials that are available on Stitch School for only £15 per month then it’s more cost effective to subscribe.

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