Sewing 201 Plus

Sewing 201 Plus: Sewing and Fitting Plus-Sized Commercial Patterns


Learn how to read, sew (and fit!) a plus-sized garment from a commercial sewing pattern.

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In Sewing 201 Plus, we’ve selected a commercial pattern that’s incredibly well drafted and fits women’s size 0-26.  We’ll cover the basics (how to read the pattern, what all the terminology and symbols mean and how to navigate the instructions without frustration) and then we’ll work through fitting this pattern to your body measurements. In this session you’ll be making the Myrtle Dress from Colette Patterns! The Myrtle has a cowl neckline, a comfortable and figure skimming elasticized waist, and a flowing gathered skirt with in-seam pockets. The skirt of Version 1 falls just below the knee. Version 2 features adjustable button-on shoulder tabs and an above-the-knee hemline. After four short weeks you’ll leave with a one of a kind garment that you’ll be proud to show off to your friends and family.

Cost: $300 course fee, includes 10 hours of instruction, paper patter and some supplies.

Prerequisite: This class assumes that you’ve completed our Sewing 102 course or have equivalent skills

Skilled Learned: how to read a pattern, terminology, symbols, taking proper body measurements, pattern layout, cutting, fitting and adjustments.

  • New Dates Coming Soon! 

We also offer private lessons (in-person and virtual) for adults and kids. If you’re eager to get started or our current class times don’t work for your schedule, email us to compare calendars.

If you’d like to be notified when future classes are added to our calendar, please complete this form.  For questions, email us at [email protected] with SEWING 201 PLUS in the subject line.

Main fabric should be cotton voile, lawn, rayon challis, dotted swiss, light weigh silk crepe or similiar weight and drape fabric.

Version 1:

  • Sewing machine
  • Basic Sewing Kit
  • 1-1/2 yards 1″ elastic
  • 1-1/4 yards 1/4″ double fold bias tape
  • For yardage requirements, based on your size, see photo

Version 2:

  • Basic Sewing Kit
  • 1-1/2 yards 1″ elastic
  • Two 1/4″ buttons (options, Version 2)
  • Fusible interfacing
  • For yardage requirements, based on your size, see photo