BEGINNERS DRESSMAKING with Janet Williams

MAKE AN A-LINE SKIRT

£65 one-day class, 9.30am - 4.30pm

(Some materials required - see below for details. Price includes one pattern)

Are you tired of ill-fitting, poorly made clothes from the high street? Would you like to have a fashionable wardrobe of one-of-a-kind clothes fit to you? Then you should take the leap and learn dressmaking - and this class is the perfect place to start!

Our Beginners Dressmaking class is run by Janet Williams, an expert dressmaker who has been sewing for over forty years and also makes her own patterns. During the class you will learn how to make a basic and versatile high-waisted A-line skirt. The pattern used is by Colette  - an independent company, whose patterns are designed to teach.

This class is ideal for complete dressmaking novices. You will walk out with a skirt customized to you and all the knowledge to make many more - the Colette pattern used during the class will be yours to keep.

During the class you will learn about:

  • Working with and understanding a dressmaking pattern
  • Choosing the correct pattern size
  • Inserting an invisible zip
  • Sewing a waistband
  • Hemming
  • Using fusible interfacing

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO THE CLASS?

You will need to bring the following fabric and equipment:

  • 2 metres of fabric of your choice (see note below)
  • Matching thread
  • 9"/23cm invisible zip
  • Fabric scissors

All other tools and materials will be supplied. Sewing machines will also be provided for you to use during this class, but if you would prefer to use your own please ask us at the time of booking. 

Once you've booked the class, we will send you an email with more detail and advice on how to choose your fabric. If you come into our shop before the class, we can help you with your fabric selection. The pattern is suitable for woven fabric only - we recommend medium-weight cottons or wool fabric. Jerseys and slippery/sheer fabrics are not recommended for your first sewing project. The exact amount of fabric you need depends on your size and the width of the fabric you want to buy.


NEXT CLASS DATES:

New dates coming soon.

TO BOOK PLEASE CALL OUR SHOP ON 01392 275660