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Sewing and dressmaking  workshops and one to one tuition with professional designer Sarah Culleton.

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Sew a 1960's Jiffy Dress in a Day

£65.00

Saturday 16th June, 10am-4pm


Long Eaton Art Room, Lime Grove, Long Eaton, Nottingham NG10 4LD

Price:  £65.00

Early Bird Special Price £50.00 (book before 20th May)

THE CLASS

In the second of Sarah’s Vintage Capsule Wardrobe Dressmaking Classes, you’ll learn how to make this classic 1960’s Jiffy Shift Dress, in a warm friendly, encouraging environment.

Jiffy dress patterns were designed to be quick and easy dressmaking projects with very few pattern pieces which makes them perfect for beginners. This classic dress can  be made to  create an authentic 1960’s feel or a more contemporary style depending on your personal taste which makes it very versatile.

Sarah will support you every step of the way to give you the confidence and abilities to start you out on your dressmaking adventure, so you can discover the joy of knowing you made your own beautiful unique dress!

There will be tea and cake throughout the day to keep you going and a buffet lunch is included too!

On booking Sarah will send you all the information you’ll need for this workshop.

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner to Budding Seamstress

This is the perfect class for the beginner dressmaker or someone who needs a refresher in the basics of dressmaking. You don’t need to have made any clothing before but you must be able to use a sewing machine confidently and know how to thread one, sew in a straight line and ideally have completed a few simple projects such as a pump bag or cushion.

THE DRESS

We will be making the Simplicity 8253 Jiffy Pattern which you’ll receive for free! It’s a classic shift dress with a tie belt, that will suit a wide range of body shapes and sizes.

DRESS SIZE

The size range for this pattern is 4-20. If you are at the beginning or end of the pattern size range, please could you let us have your measurements before the class starts, so we can make sure we have the correct size for you.

YOU’LL LEARN HOW TO:

•Read and understand the information on a pattern envelope.
•Measure yourself correctly and choose the right size garment to make.
•Lay out pattern pieces and understand and transfer pattern markings.
•Make simple pattern and fit adjustments.
•Create and stitch darts.
•Sew in a zip.
•Face a neckline.
•Finish raw edges of the dress and how to choose the best method for your garment and fabric.
•Understand and use professional stitch techniques to finish your garment beautifully

MATERIALS AND FABRIC REQUIREMENTS.

For the first session you’ll need to bring your fabric, matching thread and a matching 22inch standard zip.

CHOOSING YOUR FABRIC

Light to Medium weight Cotton is the perfect fabric to use, something like a  Cotton Lawn, Cotton Poplin or Quilting Cotton, which is also really nice to use for the beginner dressmaker. You’ll be sent more fabric information and ideas on where to purchase fabric upon booking your place.

FABRIC QUANTITIES

For 45 inch wide Fabric: 2.5m

For 60 inch wide fabric: 1.5

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

Pattern
Lunch, tea and cakes

Interfacing.
Use of all tools and equipment.
Sewing machines are provided but you can bring your own if you prefer.

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