Beginner’s Make a Simple Dress
WHO IS THIS CLASS FOR?
This class is good for those who have already learnt basic sewing techniques and want to make their first garment. It’s also suitable for those with more practice that would like to spend a day making a stylish simple dress in a fun and friendly atmosphere.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
You will learn to make a stylish dress in your chosen fabric from a commercial pattern in this class. It’s a simple dress and a versatile garment to make, and we’ve chosen an easy dress that suits lots of different body types.
The class includes:
- How to use a home dressmaking pattern
- How to lay, mark and pin the pattern to fabric and cut out.
- Sewing seams
- Making darts
- Inserting a concealed zip
- Attaching a facing.
- You will them hem, press and finish your dress ready to wear.
HOW MUCH EXPERIENCE DO I ALREADY NEED?
This workshop is for those who already have basic sewing skills or have completed one of our Learn to Sew classs. It a good first garment for beginners to practice their skills.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
You will be provided with a commercial pattern. You need to bring suitable fabric.
If your fabric is 115cm wide, bring 2m 20 fabric.
If your fabric is 150cm, bring 1m 40cm of fabric, and, also, a 50cm concealed zip otherwise known as an invisible zip.
We will send you more fabric details and a list of suppliers when you book.
WHAT CLASS WOULD YOU RECOMMEND AFTER THIS ONE?
You could try one of our other Beginner’s Dressmaking classes such as make a Simple Shirt or learn new skills on the How to Sew Stretch Fabrics and Make T-Shirts / Leggings class.
WHAT HAVE PEOPLE SAID ABOUT THIS COURSE:
“If you don’t know one end of a dressmaking pattern from another but you want to make your own clothes, this is the course for you. After a lovely and informative day, I’d not only made a lovely dress but also had a much better understanding of how a dress pattern works. You can also make a simple top or skirt. I can’t wait! The atmosphere was friendly and Susan combined great knowledge of fashion and dressmaking with enormous kindness and a real interest in all our efforts”
“Many thanks for yesterday. It was a really inspiring and informative day and you were patience itself with all of us. My husband and son loved the dress and were amazed and impressed.”