Beginners Dressmaking - Sewing with jersey - Top, Dress or Leggings

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Make a simple jersey top, dress or leggings using your choice from our carefully selected range of simple patterns. 

The patterns chosen include features suitable for beginner and improving dressmakers alike. 

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

Suitable for UK sizes 8-30

Choose from the following patterns: 

My Handmade Wardrobe Patterns - Action pack top or leggings

My Handmade Wardrobe Patterns - Cosy Jersey Dress or Tunic 

Tilly and the Buttons - Coco Dress or Top or Nora Top

Cashmerette - Pembrooke tunic

Please let us know which pattern you would like to make in the notes at the checkout 

The projects can be made completely on the sewing machine or using the overlocker too. If you wish to use the overlocker we recommend you attend our Overlocking for Beginners workshop previously. 

During the workshop you will learn to:

  • Measure your body and cut out the correct size. 
  • Lay and cut your pattern pieces following lay plans.
  • Sew jersey garments with a regular sewing machine and/or overlocker.
  • Add a neckband, patch pockets, cuffs or a cowl collar to a garment.

What is included:

  • Use of all machines and equipment.
  • Pattern
  • Tea and biscuits

What you need to bring:

1.5-2m jersey fabric with minimum stretch depending on the pattern chosen. 

For My Handmade Wardrobe Patterns Action pack top or leggings choose a jersey that will stretch by at least 50% more than it’s flat non stretched state.  Single jersey in Lycra/spandex, Bamboo, Meryl, Tencel, polyester, cotton-Elastane or viscose Elastane are ideal.

For the Tilly and the Buttons - Coco top  (beginners) or Nora Top, choose heavier weight stable knit like ponti Roma, Loop back jersey or French terry

or, for the Tilly and the Buttons Agnes top, Cashmerette Concord Tee or the Grainline Lark Tee, choose a single jersey fabric, cotton elastane is ideal for beginners, or a viscose jersey for more experienced dressmakers.

 There is a maximum of 4 guests in this workshop.

Suitable for: Level 4 (Beginner Dressmaker)

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