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Benning Tiered Dress Sewalong

Ready for Spring? Sew up this fun and floaty dress with us! This class will teach you all the tips and tricks to make the Benning dress, so pick a fabric you'd love to show off.

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If you want a dress with a fun, floaty silhouette, sew the Benning dress along with us! This dress is perfect for showing off your favorite textile, featuring a V-neckline, two-tiered skirt, and in-seam pockets.

In this class you’ll learn:

  • How to pick the right fabric

  • A few simple fit adjustments

  • Stress-free tips for gathering fabric

  • How to sew the V-neck, gathered tiers, and inseam pockets

  • Plus, each step from the instruction in action

Don’t miss the member bonus variation if you want to swap out the V-neck for a high, rounded neckline.

Benning Tiered Dress Sewalong

Here’s what you’ll need for this project:

  • Benning pattern

  • light to medium weight woven fabric

  • all-purpose polyester sewing thread

  • a sewing machine needle appropriate for your fabric

  • 5/8 yards of lightweight fusible interfacing

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