Dressmaking - Everyday Amazing Top or Dress

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Make a simple curved hem top or dress with this easy pattern. 

The pattern includes features suitable for beginners and improving dressmakers alike. 

Beginners will enjoy making the simple sleeveless top or dress

Building your dressmaking skills? Then try the more complex frill sleeve version. 

For confident dressmakers why not the frill and long sleeve combination. 

The sleeveless dress and top are both finished with a 1 piece neck and armhole facing and fasten with a little keyhole and button and loop at the neck.

The long sleeve version is finished with bias binding at the neck.

The style is semi-fitted and looks great worn loose for a cool summer look or belted over tights on cooler days. 

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

Suitable for UK sizes 8-22

What you will learn:

  • Measure yourself to decide which size to make

  • 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

  • Finish a hem

  • Make a garment from scratch!

Frill sleeve feature: 

  • Create a narrow hem

  • Work with layers when attaching the facing

Long sleeve feature: 

  • Set in sleeves

  • Bias binding neck finish

What is included:

  • Use of all machines and equipment

  • Your pattern and instructions

  • Interfacing and buttons as required

  • Tea and biscuits

You will need to bring or buy from our shop:

  • 1.5m of 45"/110cm wide or 1m of 60"/150cm cotton fabric for the sleeveless version

  • 2m of 45"/110cm wide or 1.5m of 60"/150cm cotton fabric for sleeves

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. 

We will take a short break for lunch so please bring food or money to buy lunch in one of the lovely local cafes nearby.

Suitable for: Level 4 (Beginner Dressmaker)

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