We all need an apron dress in our wardrobe! It’s a loose fitting shape with criss/cross back straps and big patch pockets to hold your treasures.
Your tutor, Leah is a professionally trained fashion designer with a serious love of pattern cutting, vintage style and many years of experience in sewing and dressmaking. Her eye for detail, knowledge of couture finishing combined with her experience as a sewing tutor and fashion lecturer makes Leah the perfect person to help you master dressmaking basics.
This workshop is a great introduction to making a simple garment and will help you understand the basic principles of dressmaking. You’ll learn how to lay pattern pieces correctly onto the fabric and she’ll take you step by step through the garment making process. You'll learn dressmaking skills from gathering, facings, linings, pockets, interfacing, under/top stitching, over locking, hems and hand finishing. You can also make simple pattern adjustments to your apron dress pattern.
We will provide a pattern for you and you bring along some fabric and notions of your choice.
Tools of the trade are provided. Classes are small, maximum class number is 5 guests, to ensure you get the personal tuition you need to help with your project and get the best out of each workshop we host.
PLEASE NOTE: Although this is a beginner's dressmaking workshop, you should already know your way around the sewing machine. If you can thread a machine, load the bobbin, back stitch and have a couple of projects under your belt then this class is for you.
Tea & refreshments are also provided throughout the day, feel free to bring a packed lunch too!
You will learn how to do all these things...
• How to make a simple garment
• Working from a pattern
• Understanding instructions/terminology
• Laying out a pattern and cutting fabric
• Sewing Seams
• Basic Overlocking
• Making and stitching a curved patch pocket
• Top/Under stitching
• Ironing techniques
Materials Required: Bring your own choice of fabric. We'll send you details of required amounts when you place your booking.
LEVEL: Beginner Dressmaking
MAKE & TAKE: Apron Dress
VENUE : Solway House, Crichton, Dumfries, DG1 4TA
PRICE : £50.00, A non-refundable deposit of £25 is required to confirm your place and remainder payment with be paid before the workshop.
DATES: SAT 13th June