Dressmaking: Sew a Simple Dress

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Make a simple woven dress using your choice from our carefully selected range of simple patterns. 

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

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

Suitable for UK sizes 8-30

Choose from the following patterns: 

  • My Handmade Wardrobe Everyday Amazing Dress
  • Tilly and the Buttons Stevie Shift Dress
  • Grainline Farrow Swing Dress
  • Tilly and the Buttons Cleo Pinafore Dress


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


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 or binding to finish the neckline/armholes

  • Finish a hem

  • Make a garment from scratch


What is included:

  • Use of all machines and equipment

  • Your pattern and instructions

  • Interfacing as required

  • Tea and biscuits


You will need to bring or buy from our shop:

  • Fabric - requirements will be given on confirmation of the order

  • If you are unsure which pattern to make please bring 1.5-2m woven cotton poplin

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)

Workshop levels explained

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