Get started on your Dressmaking journey, learn an array of skills and complete a fabulous garment.
6 Week Beginners Dressmaking
During this 6 Week dressmaking course you will learn how to make this sweet and easy wrap dress with no closures to sew.
The dress wraps in back and has cap sleeves. The wide ties encircle the waist for a comfortable dress with a fitted look. Version 1 has a rounded neckline, while Version 2 has a shaped sweetheart neckline and waist ties in a contrasting fabric.
What to expect
Throughout the course you will learn how to understand and use a commercial pattern to work out material and any extras needed, which pattern pieces to use for a particular size or design; how to lay the pattern pieces down onto the fabric, and how to understand the marking of features such as buttonholes and seam allowances within the pattern. Then after cutting, you will be shown how to tack pieces together ready for machining.
- Measuring – Before attempting a garment, you will also be shown the correct way to measure yourself so that the finished garment fits and looks professional.
- Tips and techniques- In this dressmaking class you will learn a wide range of tips and techniques covering hems, seams and darts.
On the first session, you can either bring your fabric with you or purchase from our shop on the night.
This dressmaking class is suitable for those who have already attended our 5 week Sewing For Fun course or for those who can use a machine confidently.
Can we please ask that you do not book on this course if you are unable to use a sewing machine.