1940’s Wrap Dress Class

1940s Wrap Dress Sewing Class | Sew Over It

The 1940’s Wrap Dress is a vintage-inspired wrap dress designed for woven fabrics. Such a flattering shape, this dress suits a multitude of figures and works beautifully for a variety of occasions. It works perfectly as an evening outfit, but maybe shorten the hem and alter the sleeve length and this dress will fit seamlessly into your daytime wardrobe. There are so many possibilities!

The 1940’s Wrap Dress features a cross-over wrap front which gathers into a waistband at the bodice and skirt, closing with invisible poppers at either side. The pretty collar falls down the front from the shoulder seam, which is gathered to create bust shaping. The inside of the dress is finished with an overlocker to create beautifully neat seams.

At the end of this class you will leave with a finished dress and a pattern altered to fit you, so you can make many more at home.

Tea and cake will be provided to help the sewing process along!

Level: 6

  • A confident dressmaker
  • Can confidently approach all skills mentioned in other class levels, 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 hours sessions

Materials required: 3m of 1.4m wide fabric (narrow fabrics will not be suitable). A medium-weight fabric with lots of drape, such as triple crepe would work best. We have the perfect fabric on our online fabric shop.

Patttern 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 class: 6

Teacher: Julie Johnston, Kate Underwood, Dominique Davant

Price: £150


Clapham dates:

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Islington dates:

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