Summer Dress Camp

This summer work on your pattern reading skills while making your very own dress, that you can customize just how you like!  The Gwen dress (available in tween and kids sizing) can feature either a sweetheart or straight bodice. Both versions button up the front but have a back elastic casing for comfort and ease of fit.

The skirt is full and we will choose from knee length or midi length. Rectangle pockets polish off this look!  You choose the fabric, and you choose the neckline and length to make it your own! (As I review signup there is a possibility for a space or 2 to open up in a closed camp, please let me know if you want to be on a wait list)


Recommended Experience Level: All Levels who have taken Intro class.  Students must be 7 years old and up.

Prerequisite: Intro To Sewing For Kids (or similar)


The cost of the camp includes the cost of the PDF pattern which will be printed full scale for class use for each student.  You must let me know in advance if you need the tween size pattern or the child’s size pattern.  You will also have access to the pdf pattern for future use.

Please see Violet Field Threads size chart HERE and measure your child accordingly to find their size.  If you have questions let me know.

Once you have selected your child’s size, you will want to choose a length.

Please provide me with your child’s length choice and size and whether they are using all one fabric or more than one fabric and I will give you the total yardage needed.

Fabric recommendations:
Cotton quilting, chambray, cotton blends, light weight denim, voile, lawn or other soft woven fabrics.  If you find a fabric and want to know if it is okay to use just ask me.  Rayon is very slippery so I would stay away from slippery fabrics.  No Stretch fabrics!

Other Needed supplies:
1 large spool or 2 small spools all-purpose thread
1 yard of 1/2″ wide elastic
10-12 buttons (1/2″ -3/8″ in size)

**Please continue to bring your sewing tools to camp for the week – scissors, seam ripper, chalk or drawing tool and pins!

Check out their online page to get inspiration and ideas
Kid’s pattern page
Tween pattern page


Be sure to stop by Firecracker Fabrics online – our beautiful and local fabric partner shop, located right inside Cut & Sew Studio and offering all the fabrics, notions, patterns and supplies needed for class!  *Currently Firecracker Fabrics is closed to in-person shopping due to COVID-19.  If you choose to shop at Firecracker, purchase all  your supplies online at and then your supplies will be waiting for you on the first day of camp.  No need to pick up in advance, and no need to notify them that you are waiting to pick up supplies. However you are welcome to pick them up so that your camper can look through everything and get excited about their choices!  You must shop at least 3 days in advance of camp so supplies will be processed in time.  Please read a message from Firecracker on our FAQ page.

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