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.
What will you learn?
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.
Who is this workshop for?
This workshop is suitable for adults who have basic knowledge of sewing and have previously attended the beginner course or made similar projects. I like to keep workshop sizes small, giving you lots of one on one time and the opportunity to ask as many questions as you like. The maximum workshop size is 6.
What is included in the course? And what do I have to bring?
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. You will trace of the pattern and tracing paper is included.
Please bring fabric. 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.
Depending on the fabric width, the following fabric is required for the Ultimate Shift Dress:
Fabric width 1.15m, you will need 2.75m
Fabric width 1.4m, you will need 2m
This is for fabric with a directional print. If your fabric isn't directional, you may need less.
have used a sewing machine before
can cut or pin fabric
can thread a sewing machine
can sew straight lines and follow different seam allowances
made projects such as pillow cases and tote bags, and sewed a skirt for themselves or others
Course Length: 3 sessions of 3 hours
Price: AED 900 per person