Beginners Dressmaking - 4 Week Course

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Make a simple top or dress with a choice of easy patterns. 

Over the 4 week course, you will learn how to use a dressmaking pattern and sew a simple garment.

This workshop will equip you with the essential skills you will use in many makes to come! 

UK sizes 8-30 available

What you will learn:

  • Measure yourself to decide which size to make

  • How to read and follow a dressmaking pattern

  • Cut fabric using a pattern

  • Sew straight, neat seams with the correct seam allowance.

  • Finish raw edges on the inside of your garment

  • Attach a facing, bindings or other simple finishes

  • Finish a hem

  • Make a garment from scratch!


What is included:

  • Use of all machines and equipment

  • Your pattern and instructions

  • Interfacing and buttons as required

  • Tea and biscuits

 Choose from the following patterns: 

My Handmade Wardrobe Everyday Amazing dress or top - UK size 8-22

My Handmade Wardrobe All the Cute Skirts - UK size 8-22

Tilly and the Buttons Stevie dress or top - UK size 6-20

Tilly and the Buttons Indigo top or dress - UK size 6-24

Tilly and the Buttons jersey Coco dress - UK size 6-20

Cashmerette Springfield top - US size 12-28

Cashmerette Pembrook jersey dress and tunic - US size 12-28

Cashmerette Montrose top - US size 12-28

You will need to bring or buy from our shop:

  • 1.5m to 2.5m of dressmaking fabric 

  • Let us know which pattern you would like to make before the course starts so we can advise you on the exact fabric requirements

You are welcome to buy fabrics from our range or bring your own. We recommend you pre-wash all fabrics to be used in dressmaking so please allow time for this. 

There is a maximum of 4 guests in this workshop.


Suitable for: Level 4 (Beginner Dressmaker)

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