What will you learn?


By the end of this class, you know how insert an invisible zip and fit the pattern to your measurements.



Are you attending a wedding sometime soon? Or just feel like dressing up? Take the plunge and make your own fancy frock.

In the first session, we will find your size and try on a sample bodice to decide if any adjustments to the pattern are necessary. You will trace or cut the pattern.

In the second session, we will cut the fabric, sew all darts to shape the garment and finish all side seams (this might be home work in case we won't finish it during the session).

In the third session, we are going to sew all side seams of the bodice and the skirt part, attach the skirt to the bodice and insert an invisible zip.

Now the dress needs to hang for at least 24 hours (before hemming). I'll explain you the reason for this in the third session.

In the last session, we will finish the neckline and armholes by attaching the facing and adjust the hem, if necessary, before hemming the skirt.

Level: Advanced Beginner*

Course Length: 4 sessions of 3 hours

Materials required: view fabric requirements

Price: AED 1,200 per person

We will be using the Betty Dress pattern from Sew Over It and you'll get to take this pattern home to replicate the dress as many times as you like.

The Betty Dress works beautifully in a variety of different fabrics, including light to medium weight cotton and cotton lawn, rayon, crepe and even lightweight wools. 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. Because of the nature of the circle skirt, it is recommended to avoid any strong one-way directional prints.

Take a look at the fabrics I carry which are suitable.

*Level: Has sewn a couple of garments and had a go at inserting an invisible zip.

Course is suitable for adults and are individuals or less than 4 people. Upon request, you can make the Jessica Dress (check my handmade collection) for your little girl.

ThreadWerk | Learn How to Make a Fancy Dress in Dubai


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