Cal Patch: Folk Dress 4/15

Cal Patch: Folk Dress 4/15


Taught by the amazing Cal Patch, author of Design-It-Yourself Clothes: Patternmaking Simplified

Folk Dress
Inspired by the iconic “Mexican wedding dress”, you can sew this simple folk blouse, tunic or dress in just a day! The options are all yours: make it with or without sleeves, design your own neckline, and add pockets if you’d like. Cal will bring the easily customized pattern, and guide you through sewing your own garment that you can make again and again. This classic style is ripe for embellishment, so you may wish to embroider, appliqué or print on it after it’s made, or incorporate a piece that you’ve already worked.

  • Skill level: Basic sewing machine knowledge

  • Day & Time: Monday 10:00 - 4:30 (1/2 hour for lunch) 

  • Date: April 15th 

  • Supplies:    2 ½ – 3 yards (depending on desired length, sleeves, etc) light to medium-weight woven fabric, such as cotton lawn, voile, chambray, linen, etc.
    All-purpose thread to match
    Basic sewing kit: scissors (for cutting fabric), pins and pincushion, seam ripper, tailor’s chalk, tape measure
    Optional: Contrast fabric for yoke piece, 1/2" single fold bias tape for armholes (if sleeveless) or neckline

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