Sew The Ultimate Jersey Dress

Sew the Ultimate Jersey dress

Whether you make yours up in a classic Breton stripe, or in a bold pop of colour,  a jersey dress is the ultimate in cosy winter dressing. This classic shift dress shape suits most figures, plus being stretchy it’s both super comfy and chic!

Working with your own licensed copy of the Tilly and the buttons “Coco” dress pattern as a starting point, Claire-Louise will guide you through some pattern hacking options.
You may fancy adding an on trend ruffle cuff, or inserting an exposed zip at the back. Want to make your dress less A line- no problem, you’ll learn how to reshape the sides. This easy to sew dress can also be made as a top.
Sew the Ultimate Jersey dress
Skill level needed:
You must have made something using a pattern on your own before attending this class, but don’t worry if you’ve never made an actual dress before!
If you’ve never made any simple clothes then try the PJ trousers class or The Skirt Class first
What you’ll learn:
  • How to sew stretchy fabric with a regular sewing machine
  • Attaching a laid on sleeve
  • Twin needle hemming
  • Pattern hacking tips and ideas including: 

Adding an on trend ruffle cuff to your sleeve

Inserting an exposed zip as a style feature

Using contrast fabric details like Faux leather pockets

Re-shaping the A line to a slimmer silhouette.

NB- As the class is just one single day, you’ll focus on just one or 2 simple hacking ideas. The exposed zip option is suitable for more experienced students only.

Class size:

In order to maximise tuition time, there are just 4 places available on this course

Time and Date:

Saturday Feb 17th: 10:00 am- 17:30pm

Cost: £95

Supplies you need to bring:

2.5 metres of Medium weight knit fabric with very little stretch. Look out for double knit, ponte di roma, french terry or light-ish sweatshirt fabric PLUS matching thread, and a 9 inch metal zip if you’re planning to add as a feature. A list of suitable fabrics and suppliers will be supplied in booking confirmation

What’s supplied:

Your own licensed copy of the tilly and the buttons coco pattern, All tools and machinery needed to make your dress, pattern paper, light refreshments throughout the day, plus a awesome sewing playlist to keep you motivated!

We reserve the right to cancel if there are less than 2 students booked.
For details of our terms and conditions policy click here
Really loved this class. I feel finally confident at having a go at adapting patterns to suit me. Claire-Louise is a great, professional teacher and we had a fantastic hands on and practical session. Well recommended.

-Theresa

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