Introduction to Dress Making

Introduction to Dress Making

28/06/2015 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Maria loves that you get to learn the basics of making clothes with quick results!

Skill Level: Capable Sewer*

PJ ShortsMake a pair of pyjama shorts or an a-line skirt in just 4 hours.

This is a great simple introduction to making clothes without the complication of lots of pattern pieces. Both options give you chance to  learn about pattern laying, cutting,  finishing seams, hemming & adding a waistband.

You can choose to make the PJ shorts in a boxer short or gym short style. Both may be finished with a bias trim.

The skirt includes a centred zip (the easiest of all zips!) & simple darts if required.

The shorts have an elasticated waistband & the skirt a flat waistband with buttonhole. We use french seams on both makes.

A-line Skirt

You will need to bring the following materials:

  • PJ Shorts: 1 metre of lightwight cotton fabric + 3 metres coordinating bias binding.
  • Skirt: 2 metres of medium-weight cotton, poly-cotton or similar dress fabric +  a coordinating zip at least 24cm long (I have a supply of cream zips if needed).

Tea, coffee & biscuits will be provided.


*Capable Sewer – for this workshop you need to have grasped the basics of using a sewing machine & be able to sew accurate seams & hems. I usually suggest working through 2-3 simple projects (such as a pin cushion, cushion cover or tote bag) until you are comfortable with these basic skills & ready to focus on the pattern cutting & construction involved in dress making.



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