Intensive one day Saturday or 2 evening workshop
Need a party dress and can't
find anything in the shops? Why not make your
own? This one day intensive or two x 3 hour class
will teach you how to make a simple party/bridesmaid
dress. The boned bodice has princess seams with
either a halterneck or strapless neckline, below
mid-knee length flared skirt with back zip.
To enrol on this course you
must be able to use a sewing machine and be familiar
with seam construction and have some practice
in sewing in a straight line. If you do not have
these skills, please complete the sewing
machine basics workshop before applying for
The techniques you will learn
in this class are how to:
Insert a concealed zip
Attach a lining
Things you will need:
Shears/fabric scissors, tape measure, thread,
seam ripper, box of pins and tailors chalk. You
will also need to bring with you 2 metres (60"
wide) of the fabric of your choice and 2 metres
of lining, one 16" concealed zip, 1.6m (160cm)
of 1/4" (6mm) wide boning and matching thread.
A hook and eye will also be necessary for the
Suggested Fabrics: Duchess
satin, crepe, taffeta, satin back crepe, medium
weight silk, silk cotton blends and shantung (not
suitable for stretch fabric eg jersey).
You may purchase one of our
fabric packs if you are unable to obtain your
own fabric. The fabric pack consists of 2 metres
of black satin back crepe, lining, concealed zip,
boning and thread and costs £15.00.
Should you wish to make the
dress again at home, you will be able to purchase
the multi-sized pattern at the end of the class.
The pattern includes 5 variations of the bodice
and costs £10.00.
||11am - 5pm
The above is only a guide as to class availability
and may not be up to date. For live information,
please click here.
All courses take place at Unit
K103, The Biscuit Factory, Tower Bridge Business
Complex, 100 Clements Road, London, SE16 4DG unless
otherwise stated. The nearest tube station is
Bermondsey on the Jubilee line.
All bookings must be paid for
in full at time of booking. If you do not
wish to pay online, then you may do so by sending
a cheque. Your place will not be confirmed
until the cheque has been received and payment
cleared. Please contact us should you wish
to pay by this method.
All fees are non-refundable
in the event that you are unable to attend.
You may however be transferred onto another course
or to the same course on a different date (subject
to places being available).
Classes are limited to 10 students
and at least 3 students are needed to make a class.
In the event of under-subscription, classes may
be cancelled or postponed. We will give
you as much notice as possible should this happen
and you will be able to transfer to another
course or a receive full refund. We will
not be held liable for any out-of-pocket expenses
incurred as a result.