Ultimate Shift Dress Class

Ultimate Shift Dress class - Sew Over It. The perfect course for beginner dressmakers

Want to learn how to make your own dress? Then this is the perfect course for you. The pattern is very versatile and has variations on sleeves and a neck frill.

You can style it any way you like and you can make a top and tunic from the same pattern. You will get a pattern that has every version (sleeveless, collar, sleeve frill, sleeves) so you can mix it up and make as many as you want.

On this course you will learn: how to accurately measure yourself, how to  check the size of the pattern, how to pin and cut out the fabric, how to sew darts, stitch a back neck opening, finish the seams using an overlocker, attach facings and insert a sleeve/attach neck frill/attach cap sleeves.

You will leave with the finished dress and your own pattern that has been altered to fit you, so you can make the dress again.

Your sewing level

This is a class for a confident beginner. You will need to have taken the Intro to Dressmaking class beforehand or be at the equivalent level.

Tea and cake are provided to help the sewing process along!

Level: 4

  • Have completed Intro to Dressmaking or similar
  • Can insert a regular zip and attach a waistband
  • Understand notches and grainlines
  • Confident in sewing cotton fabrics

Class length: Two 3 hour sessions

Materials required:

115cm wide fabric : 2.60m

140cm wide fabric: 1.50m

If you are taking the shift class that is not part of the dressmaking weekend and want to add sleeves please add another 0.5m. You can use any woven fabric for this dress (ideally lightweight cotton or wool crepe) and remember slippy fabrics are harder to sew!

We have the perfect fabric available on our online shop.

Pattern sizes: 8-20. If you are outside or may be bordering on this range of sizes, please contact us a week before the class as we will need to grade a pattern especially for you. If it is just one size up or down, we will do this free of charge, but if it is more then there may be a small fee.

Max in a class: 8

Teacher: Dominique Davant, Laurel Waldron, Julie Johnston, Alice Kornicki, Kate Underwood

Price: £99 (Ultimate Shift Dress)

Price: £195 (as part of the Dressmaking Weekend)


Clapham Dates:

Session: Sunday 12th February 2017, 10:00-17:00, Book Now

Session: Monday 27th February & 6th March 2017, 18:30-21:30, Book Now

Islington Dates:

Session: Thursday 5th & 12th January 2017, 18:30-21:30, Book Now

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