What will your learn?
By the end of this class, you know how to sew darts and finish armholes & necklines.
MAKE YOUR FIRST DRESS
Want to learn how to make your own dress? In this course you will make your first dress. Chose between the classic Shift Dress or a modern boxy dress.
In the first session, we will trace and alter the pattern and make toile (test garment) to check if any further alterations are necessary before cutting into your fabric.
In the second session, learn how to sew darts to shape a garment (for the Shift Dress) and start the construction of your dress.
In the third session, finish the armholes and neck facing, and hem your dress.
Level: Confident Beginner*
Course Length: 3 sessions of 3 hours
Materials required: view fabric requirements
Price: AED 900 per person
We will be using the Ultimate Shift Dress pattern from Sew Over It or the Stevie Dress from Tilly & The Buttons. You'll get to take the pattern home to replicate the dress or top version as many times as you like.
Both dresses are extremely versatile patterns when it comes to fabric. Most light or medium weight woven fabrics, such as cotton, linen, rayon, viscose, wool, crepe or even silk (if you’re feeling adventurous!) will work. Just remember that slippery fabrics are harder to sew! The fabric shouldn’t be sheer as we won’t have time to sew a lining.
Take a look at the fabrics I carry which are suitable for both dresses.
*Level: - can thread a sewing machine; can sew different seam
allowances, understands backstitching at the start and end of seams;
have made a range of sewn items similar to those in my Beginner
Course is suitable for adults and are individuals or less than 4 people. Upon request, you can make the Lara Tunic (check my handmade collection) for your little girl.