Taking place over a whole weekend, or (two separate weekdays days by arrangement) the Essential Dressmaking Workshop promises to be a fun, inspiring 2 days of sewing .

Our brand new Essential Dressmaking Workshop has been designed for beginner sewists looking to develop their dressmaking skills. Come and learn invaluable sewing skills and make your own garment ready for the oncoming season.


The workshop will feature our popular sewing pattern, The Sheath Dress, which is an every-day, lovely dress that you'll find yourself wearing throughout the year.

What will you learn?

I will teach you the sewing skills you'll need, from preparation to constructing your first garment, for all your future sewing projects - such as:

how to position a paper pattern on fabric & pinning skills
the importance of cutting correctly and key cutting skills
how to use an overlocker
seam allowances and how to use your sewing machine for accuracy
invisible zips
how to put a 'facing' into a garment to create a professional finish

Who is this class for?
You must have basic sewing skills and have used a sewing machine. This is not a class for absolute beginners. We would you to be able to know how to thread your sewing machine, wind a bobbin with thread, as well as use the machine to make basic stitches such as a straight stitch.

Class size: 4
Cost: £150
Timings: Both days 10h00-16h.00

Also included in the course:

The paper sewing pattern to take home with you
Tea, coffee, cake and biscuits