Sewing Class - Make a jersey dress
PRICE: £75 – pattern included
TIME: 9am – 3pm with a lunch break
LOCATION: Stitches & Cream, Falmouth, Cornwall
LEVEL: Intermediate – sewing with stretch
MAX CLASS SIZE: 4
PATTERN SIZE: UK 6-20
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In this class you will learn how to make a basic jersey dress. We will be sewing everything on a normal sewing machine (not on an overlocker) so that you’ll be able to make another one at home on your normal sewing machine. The dress has set in sleeves, with the option of a regular boat neck, or a funnel collar, and you can add optional pockets. The pattern can also be made as a top, making it a really versatile pattern to have in your collection. As stretchy fabrics can sometimes be a little tricky to work with, you should have made a few garments before and be familiar with using a pattern as we won't be covering that in this lesson.
TECHNIQUES YOU WILL LEARN
- Check which size to make
- How to prepare and lay the fabric
- How to cut correctly
- Sewing techniques for stretch fabrics
- Apply patch pockets
- Learn how to sew a set in a sleeve in stretch
- Optional ways to customize your garment
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?
- The pattern (worth approx. £15), which you can take home and use again
- Use of all our equipment including brand new sewing machines
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
- Fabrics and notions are not included in the price – there will be a wide selection of gorgeous fabrics to buy at the start of the class from Stitches & Cream. You will receive a discount of 10% on fabrics that you buy for the course.
- Matching thread
Medium weight knit fabrics with a little stretch. Ponte di roma, double knit and medium weight jersey are all good options. Make sure the jersey is thick enough to make a dress from (eg. Its not see through!)
Fabric 45”/115cm wide or wider
- Dress with funnel neck and cuffs: All sizes = 3m
- Plain dress: All sizes = 2.7m
Fabric 55”/150cm wide or wider
- Dress with funnel neck and cuffs: All sizes = 2.3m
- Plain dress: All sizes = 2m
It’s a good idea to have pre-washed your fabric so that you know the shrinking is done before you sew a garment. This is especially important for stretch fabrics! Wash the fabric on the temperature you normally wash your clothes, or a bit higher. If you are buying the fabric on the day of the class, you can use our steam iron to pre-shrink the fabric before cutting.
WHO IS THIS CLASS SUITABLE FOR?
This class is an Intermediate – Sewing with stretch level class. You should be comfortable with using a sewing machine and have made quite a few garments at home. You know how to use a pattern, but you are new to sewing with stretch. In these classes we focus on how to sew with stretch fabrics, using a regular sewing machine.
ABOUT YOUR TEACHER
Helen from Dot n Cross is a pattern cutter who has worked in the fashion industry in London for 10 years. She has cut patterns for several high-end designer brands, including Victoria Beckham, Mary Katrantzou and Karen Millen. She loves sharing the knowledge she has gained over the years with others, to help them on their sewing journey. Whether they are taking their first steps into the fashion industry, or improving their home sewing techniques.
HOW DO I BOOK?
Fancy giving it a try? Bookings can be made on the phone, in the shop, via direct messaging or on our website.
All classes are payable in advance.
T: 01326 218770
A: Stitches and Cream, 34 High street, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 2AD
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