We're excited to be restarting our workshops after a hiatus during lockdown! Please read our Workshop Corona Policy before booking to ensure you are happy with the additional safety measures we will be taking during the class.
Take a day out to come and learn how to sew the 'it' dress of 2021, the McCalls 7969. Featuring a faux wrap front, billowy sleeves, gathers and options for ruffles and tiers, we seriously love this dress. You've probably seen lots of versions on instagram, have a look at some here for inspiration. In this full day class you'll sew up your own beautiful dress and come away with the skills to tackle lots more dressmaking projects at home.
DATE, TIME AND LOCATION
10am - 5pm, various course dates available
6 Broadway Market Mews, London, E8 4TS
WHAT WILL THIS COURSE COVER?
If you've got the hang of using your sewing machine, have used a paper pattern before and want to sew a beautiful dress, this class is for you! Suitable for beginner/intermediate sewists, the class will cover:
+ How to measure your body and pick a size
+ How to cut and trace pattern pieces
+ How to cut your fabric and make all necessary markings
+ How to cut fabric pieces on the grain/bias
+ How to finish your raw edges
+ How to sew gathers
+ How to make and sew bias binding
+ How to hem
+ How to finish a neckline
+ How to create a ruffle
The skills learnt in this one day class will prepare you to tackle other sewing patterns at home.
STUDENTS NEED TO BRING:
+Fabric (2-4m depending on size) and matching thread for your dress. Lawn, crepe de chine and georgettes work well. We can advise you on what fabrics will work best and you'll be sent through a full list of requirements before the course starts.
+ Use of our Pfaff Ambition 630 sewing machines in the classes. If you'd like to learn on your own machine then please do bring it along - please let us know the model in advance and bring your manual with you.
+ All tools and equipment
+ Fusible interfacing
+ A full paper pattern for you to keep and reuse
+ Drinks and sweet treats to keep you going throughout the class.
WHO IS THIS CLASS FOR?
This class is suitable for beginner/intermediate sewists. Anyone who feels confident using a sewing machine and has used a paper pattern before. If you're a more experienced sewist it'll still be a fun day of sewing a beautiful dress and you're welcome to join!
The workshop will take place in our studio behind Broadway Market. It's about 15 minutes walk from Bethnal Green tube station, 5 minutes from London Fields and Cambridge Heath Overground stations. The studio is at ground floor level with no steps. It is fully accessible and has a fully accessible toilet.
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