Beginner Dressmaking

Choose your own pattern!

All Day Workshop

Date : Saturday 11th January 

Time : 10.00am - 5.00pm

Price : £99.00

This is a one day dressmaking class for those who have a particular pattern in mind and would love to get sewing and wearing it. We can also help you choose a pattern if you can't decide! 

It is the perfect class for those who are new to dressmaking, or have been sewing for some time and want to learn how to make a garment the professional way.


We will discuss your pattern & design choice on booking, to ensure yours is suitable for the time and skill level of the class. 


You will learn the following in class:

  • How to measure yourself correctly and choose the best pattern size for your proportions

  • Basic adjustments to the pattern such as shortening & lengthening

  • How to cut your pattern precisely

  • How to cut & pin the fabric accurately

  • Sewing darts (pattern dependant)

  • How to add a facing (pattern dependent)

  • How to sew simple pockets (pattern dependent)

  • How to finish seams

  • How to insert an invisible zip (pattern dependent)

  • How to hem your dress

  • How to ensure a store bought, professional finish

Please note: It is possible to make a simple dress in just one day! However, your choice of pattern, plus your sewing skill level and speed may mean that you might not complete all work in the one day class. If you cut and sew a little slower, you will be given lots of tips and help to ensure you are comfortable completing your dress at home. 

What is included in the price?

  • The class includes expert instruction to a small class of 6 maximum. 

  • We guarantee as much one to one tuition as you need in class

  • The use of our beautiful fashion studio for the day

  • The use of all our tools, equipment and cutting tables

  • Help yourself to tea, coffee and sweet treats any time in class

What you will need to bring with you

  • Your sewing machine (we can hire one if needed for a small fee) & Overlocker if you have one

  • Your choice of sewing pattern

  • The fabric and trims needed for your design

  • Notebook, pen and mobile phone for photos and recording important tips & techniques. 

Skill level required to join class

This course is suitable for those who can already use a machine unaided, can cut and sew at a reasonably confident, efficient speed, have made several projects to date successfully.

This course is not suitable for those who have never sewn on a machine, or are a total beginner to sewing. You must be able to use a machine with no assistance from a tutor in class.

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