Vintage Shirt Dress Class

Vintage Shirt Dress Sewing Class in London - Sew Over ItVersatile and ever so flattering, the fabulous Vintage Shirt Dress will be a great addition to your wardrobe. Depending on the fabric used it can look both casual or smart and of course wonderfully stylish. Worn with a petticoat underneath gives it a more vintage 50s look or without it could be from the 40s.

In the class you will alter your pattern so that it fits your measurements, learn how to attach a collar, sew pleats, create sleeve turn-ups,mark and sew button holes, and work with more complicated facings. You will leave with a pattern and dress that fits you.

Please note this is one of our more advanced classes, so we will expect you to have experience in dressmaking. There will be some homework in between the classes (but don’t worry, nothing too tricky!).

Cake and tea will be provided to help the sewing process along!

Level: 6

  • A confident dressmaker
  • Can confidently approach all skills mentioned above in addition to setting a sleeve
  • Has sewn with difficult fabrics
  • Has a good understanding of clothing construction
  • Has an idea of fitting and altering a pattern
  • Can sew unaided at a good pace – e.g. could make our Ultimate Shift Dress (if already cut out) in 3 hours

Class length: Three 3 hour sessions

Materials required: 
You will need 3m of 140cm wide woven fabric, from cotton lawn, linen, fine needlecord and lightweight cool to drapier fabrics such as crepe and rayon. Please note, if you are using fabric that is 115cm wide, you will need an extra metre.

We have the perfect fabric available on our online fabric 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: 6

Teacher: Julie Johnston

Price: £150


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