Intro to Knit Fabrics: Heather Dress

Learn to sew knit fabric on a regular sewing machine with our Intro to Knit Fabric class. If you’ve never sewn with jersey before let us show you the ropes – and help banish its bad reputation as a difficult fabric to work with. It’s not… as long as you know a few secrets!

Versatile and super comfy, the Heather Dress is sure to be a wardrobe staple. Gorgeously chic for a jersey dress, Heather can be smart as well as casual and will keep you looking fab at home, at work, or for dinner out. It has practical in-seam pockets (always a winner!) and with opportunities for colour blocking you can really make this dress your own. There are three sleeve options to suit the seasons – choose from a short capped sleeve, 3/4 length or full length.

Learn how to construct a dress in knit fabric, and get to grips with princess seams, inserting pockets into a seam, sewing sleeves and binding a neckline. There’s so much to learn, and you’re in good hands with our expert teachers!

Leave with a beautiful Heather Dress that you’ll be proud to say you made yourself!

Cake and tea are provided to help the sewing process along!

Your sewing level

You will need to be confident on the sewing machine and have already made a few items such as Intro to Dressmaking and Ultimate Shift Dress.

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

Level: 5

  • Have made various basic garments to a good standard
  • Very familiar with sewing cotton, may have occasionally used drapey or stretchy fabrics
  • Can cut, pin and sew fabric accurately
  • Know how to place and pin patterns on fabric without guidance
  • Can insert an invisible zip and sew darts without guidance

Class length: Two 3 hours sessions

Pattern sizes: You can find a post on our size chart and how to measure yourself here. If you are outside or may be bordering on our range of sizes, please contact us two weeks before the class as we will need to grade the pattern for you. Please note there may be a small fee to pay for this.

Materials required:

Colour Blocked Dress
Centre panels – 1m(140cm wide fabric) all sizes
Short sleeve and side panels: 1.3m (140cm wide fabric) all sizes
Longer sleeves and side panels: 1.5m (140cm wide fabric) all sizes

Solid Colour Dress
Short sleeve – 2.3m (140cm wide fabric) all sizes
Longer sleeves – 2.5m (140cm wide fabric) all sizes

You will find that most jerseys come in widths of 140cm and above, which is why we haven’t calculated for narrower fabrics. You will need a longer length of fabric if you are using a narrower width.

Fabric suggestions: we recommend a medium weight knit fabric with low stretch, such as a ponte di roma or double knit jersey. We have the perfect fabric on our online shop.

Max in a class: 6

Teacher: Ellie McDonald, Layla Totah

Price: £99

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For further information on our classes (including how to get to us and our cancellation policy) see our Class FAQs page.

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