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Intermediate Essentials Wardrobe Course

Intermediate Essentials Wardrobe Course

Regular price $395.00 USD
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An in-depth online wardrobe sewing course to expand your garment sewing journey! The course "doors" open May 5th.

We've taught hundreds of people how to sew clothes and improve their sewing skills, both in-person and online, and we can't wait for you to learn and grow your skills with us too!  

In this online course series you'll level up your sewing skills to complete 3 intermediate projects and sew a complete outfit in the process. We've combined 3 of our favorite patters that offer great skill building techniques and processes within their construction into a full 5 week intermediate online garment sewing course where you will be learning in community!

The course "doors" open on Friday, May 5th with the first welcome session on May 6th. 

The Intermediate Essentials course consists of taking your garment sewing skills to an intermediate level and making 3 core pieces for your wardrobe--a lined blazer, a pair of pants with pleats, pockets and a zip fly, and a blouse with set in sleeves, gathers and a banded collar. 

The patterns are: The Friday Pattern Co Heather Blazer, the Untitled Thoughts Chandler Trousers and Sew House 7 Regalia Blouse. 

Each of these patterns is in an extended size range. The Heather Blazer - up to a 62-63” / 160cm hip. The Chandler Trousers - up to 58” / 147cm hip. The Regalia Blouse - up to a 70” / 178cm hip. Please see the individual size charts for each pattern for all specific measurements. 

Each pattern focuses on different skills, helping you to level up as you progress. 

What's included in your course:

  • Prerecorded sewing modules to make 3 essential pieces, which you can take at your own pace 
  • Weekly live check in and accountability sessions on Saturdays to keep you motivated and get personal help
  • Access to the course community and main Topstitch Maker's community where you can ask questions, post progress and be part of a living, breathing learning community
  • Includes the patterns for each garment
  • Lifetime Access to the course materials 
  • Recordings you can watch or revisit anytime
  • BONUS - Access to our online sergers course
  • BONUS - Access to our beginner essentials course (which covers closures, how to sew on a button and more!)
  • BONUS - Access to our intro to sewing - the Essential Shirt course 
  • MEGA BONUS: Annual Membership to our online sewing community -  a years worth of additional virtual sewing classes and recordings! Have a look inside our sewing community. 

Skills you will learn: 

  • How to sew gathers
  • How to sew set in sleeves
  • How to construct and sew a banded collar
  • How to sew in a yoke with the burrito method
  • General fitting tips for pants
  • How to sew pleats
  • How to sew a back elastic waistband
  • How to sew optional belt loops
  • How to sew a zip fly
  • How to sew pants pockets
  • How to construct and sew jacket lining
  • How to construct and sew a collar
  • How to construct and sew set in sleeves
  • How to sew patch pockets
  • How to sew a buttonhole

Skills expected: Advanced beginner garment sewing skills, such as having made a few beginner garments like a pullover shirt, simple skirt or beginner pants.

Supplies you will need: 

  • A sewing machine
  • Printer / Printer paper (for printing PDF patterns at home)
  • Measuring Tape
  • Seam Ripper
  • Marking tool(s) such as a 
  • Sewing pins
  • Thread for each project
  • Fabric and notions for each project


  • This course is all online so you can take it from the comfort of your own home! 
  • You can pay in installments using Shop Pay at check out. 
  • The course "doors" open on April 29th when you will be welcomed into the online space where the course is hosted. 
  • All live check in sessions sessions are recorded for watching at your convenience. During our welcome session we will establish a timeline to help you progress but you will work at your own pace.
  • It does not matter what part of the world you live in or your time zone. 
  • We learn in community. In our course platform there is opportunity to ask questions anytime, day or night, no matter your time zone and you can easily connect with other members of the course. 
  • You will have forever access to the course and materials.
  • You will have access to the main part of our online community Topstitch Makers for one whole year.
  • Guarantee: If you are not happy after one week of the course opening, you will get a full refund. 
  • This is a plus size friendly course.
  • If you are already a Topstitch Makers Member there is a generous discount for members. The discount code is inside Topstitch Makers. 

If you would like a materials kit for the blazer and trousers, you can add that to your course purchase. You'll have the option of 6 yds of steel blue, chartreuse, charcoal and olive green linen. It is 52" wide, 55% linen and 45% rayon. You can add your materials kit here. Please share in the comments at checkout which color is your preference. 

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