Intermediate Dressmaking: Sewing with Slinky Fabrics

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Sew a woven cami or t-shirt in a tricky fabric with help from our tutors.  In this workshop you will learn tips and tricks for working with slinky fabrics, such as satin and viscose. 

We will be working with either the Ogden Cami by True Bias or the Scout Tee by Grainline Studio, please let us know which you would like to sew in the notes at the check out.

This is an ideal workshop for dressmakers looking to improve their skills.

What you will learn:

  • Cut slinky 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.

  • 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 - 1.5-2m of slinky fabric of your choice, e.g. satin, viscose, polycrepe.

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.

There is a maximum of 4 guests in this workshop.

Suitable for: Level 5 (Advanced Techniques)

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