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6 Week Beginners Dressmaking
(9 customer reviews)
4.89 out of 5 based on 9 customer ratings

£139.00

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6 Week Beginners Dressmaking

(9 customer reviews)
4.89 out of 5 based on 9 customer ratings

£139.00

Get started on your Dressmaking journey,  learn an array of skills and complete a fabulous garment.

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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

  • Patterns

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.

For Fabric requirements click on the tab to the left. (On mobile, the tab above.)

Date

Thursday 6th April 2017

Time

Evening 6.30pm – 9.30pm

Course Length

6 Weeks (18 Hours)

Suitable For

Beginners, Intermediate, Experienced Beginners

All sizes and styles require:

1m of lightweight fusible interfacing

Matching all-purpose polyester thread

For Dress Version 1, with rounded neckline you will need the following fabric quantities according to your size:

For Fabrics 114cm (45inch) wide:

UK Size 6, 8 & 10: 4.00 metres

UK Size 12, 14 & 16: 4.40 metres

UK Size 18, 20 & 22: 4.60 metres

For Dress Version 2, with sweetheart neckline and contrast waist ties you will need the following fabric quantities according to your size:

For Fabrics 114cm (45inch) wide:

UK Size 6, 8, 10, 12 & 14: Dress 3.5 metres + 1.5 metres Contrast waist tie

UK Size 16, 18, 20 & 22: Dress 4.00 metres + 1.6 metres Contrast waist tie

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  1. 5 out of 5 Fantastic 6 weeks!

    (verified owner)

    I have loved being part of this class, gained so much confidence in sewing, learnt lots of techniques and made a lovely dress! Sarah was so wonderful, very patient and the classes could not have been friendlier! Really going to miss my Wednesday evening sewing

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  2. 5 out of 5 Superb

    (verified owner)

    An amazing course giving ideas, techniques and guided support to design a dress best suited to your shape. Thank you for all your help Lisa. I’m looking forward to enrolling with another course with this great studio.

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  3. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I absolutely loved this course, I started on the 5 week beginners course and was so proud showing off my purse and bag, so you can imagine how I felt when I actually made my own dress, with an invisible zip!!! I can’t wait until my next courses starts, I’m definitely going to be a regular customer.

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  4. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I loved this course! I can’t believe I actually made a dress that I can actually wear! Lisa is great you get to work at your own pace getting help and advice as you need it. I had never followed a dressmaking pattern before this course but feel much more confident to do so now. In fact as I finished my dress early I got to make a skirt too! Would highly recommend this course!

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  5. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I never thought for a second I could make a wearable garment, nevermind one I have had compliments on. From the buying of patterns and fabric Lisa makes the process easy and explains everything in a calm and understandable manner. Would highly recommend this course!

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  6. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I am half way through this course and am loving it, despite having sewn before I needed some help to build up my confidence to start again and this has done the trick – lovely environment to learn in, very friendly and filled me full of enthusiasm to sew more and more.

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  7. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I really feel like I got a lot out of this course in terms of confidence and how to construct a garment and am much more willing to give things a go rather than being intimidated by patterns. The shop is great and Di was an excellent tutor who obviously had a lot of experience in dressmaking.

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  8. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I’m still amazed that I actually made a dress! A whole dress! With darts, a zipper, interfacing, capped sleeves, etc! I went from being nervous about pressing the foot pedal bit of the machine to confidently whizzing down seams. All in 5 weeks (15 hours)! Although I made a dress, the basic principles i learnt have given me the skills to now make a skirt or even a blouse. Di, the lady who taught the course is not just an amazing teacher but a warm & lovely person too. The course was worth every penny!

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  9. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Absolutely fantastic! I had a great chat with Claire on the phone before I booked the course to make sure it would cover the kind of things I wanted to learn.

    Di was a brilliant teacher – meaning I have successfully completed a dress made from a pattern for the first time ever. This is something I thought I would never manage.

    I’ve picked up lots of tips and tricks as well as the confidence to keep going after the course. I’ve already bought my next pattern to make more clothes.

    I’m really pleased with the course – great value for money.

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