Sewing Hacks for the Katie Dress
Intermediate | 28 min 25 sec
Take a look at your closet with fresh eyes. Pieces that you don't wear might just need a fun makeover. Brittany J Jones - co-owner of Melanated Fabrics, sewing instructor, and brand ambassador for Husqvarna Viking - will give you the skills and confidence to alter a dress in two different ways. Starting with the Katie Dress by Mimi G Style, Brittany will teach
you how to cut and hem a dress into a cute top with a new pocket. You'll also learn how to change the silhouette of a flowy dress by creating a drawstring waist. Whether you're working with a dress you've had for a long time or re-imagining a dress pattern that you've just purchased, you'll discover how easy it is to make quick changes for a big impact.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Sewing machine
  • Pins
  • Fabric scissors
  • Snips
  • Marking tool/chalk
  • Iron and ironing surface
  • Ruler
  • For the shirt, you'll need a finished Katie Dress and coordinating thread
  • For the dress with drawstring waist, you'll need a finished Katie Dress, coordinating thread, loop turner, scrap fabric that matches or coordinates with your dress (1 piece that is the length of your waist plus 1.5 inches and a width of 1.5 inches, and a piece that is the length of your waist multiplied by 1.5 and a width of 1.5 inches).
Learn how to:
  • Cut & hem a dress into a shirt
  • Make and attach a pocket
  • Change the silhouette of a flowy dress by adding a drawstring waist
  • Create a waist casing
  • Sew a drawstring
  • Use a loop turner

What you'll get:
  • Easy-to-follow video lessons on how to hack the Katie Dress pattern by Mimi G Style
  • HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list and PDF pattern
  • Step-by-step instructions by expert sewist Brittany J Jones
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
32 users recommended this class to a friend
Rayrine M
Very thorough instructions.
January 1, 2023
Julie Barrett
Informative. Will definitely try
December 22, 2022
Ljiljana Belavić Kliček
Nice idea to give old dresses a new life!
More than 3 months ago