Learn Dressmaking for Beginners
Starts Monday 4th March 2019
Join our Beginner’s Dressmaking classes taught by veteran (but definitely not old!) dressmaker Andrea Williams. You’ll start with a simple dressmaking project chosen for you from Andrea’s extensive collection and you will progress from there.
You will learn how to size and measure, how to prepare patterns, resize patterns, how to lay our dressmaking patterns in the most cost effective way and/or to the fabric and print that you have at hand, what fabrics to choose for your pattern, and how to make your garment. You’ll be mastering concealed zips, poppers, plackets, inserting sleeves, pockets and so much more.
There will be lots of hints, tips and laughs along the way and you’ll be dressmaking with confidence in no time.
Classes are every Monday 1:15pm – 3.45pm and are on:
Monday 4th March 2019
Monday 11th March 2019
Monday 18th March 2019
Monday 25th March 2019
Monday 1st April 2019
New term will start on Monday 13th April 2019
If you’re booking online, please click the “Collect In Store” option at the checkout so that you don’t get charged postage and packing.
Scroll down to see what our beginners have been making so far. What will you make?
Listen to what Stephanie has to say about learning to make her first item – this brilliant skirt (and this was the second recording because somehow I didn’t press “record” on the first version. Ahem)
Here’s Lisa showing off the skirt she made as a second project:
This is Michele’s second make – and her second time doing a catwalk twirl!
Here’s one of our Beginners, Lisa, talking about what she made in Term 2:
Here is the very lovely Michele modelling her stunning dress that she finished in Term 1.