Intro to Overlocking: Cowl Neck Dress

Sew Over It Intro to Overlocking sewing class London

Master the overlocker whilst making our versatile Cowl Neck Dress that can be worn as a casual day dress or as a smart work number. With the option to shorten the length you can make it into a top as well if separates are more your thing. This class will not only teach you how to sew the Cowl Neck Dress but also how to properly use and understand overlockers.

Lesson 1:  Introduce you to overlockers. How to: thread them, explanation of what all the dials do, practise using them on different fabrics, sew a rolled hem, disengage the blade. You will leave with samples that you can keep for reference. You will then cut out the fabric for your dress/top. Our teacher will give you lots of tips and tricks throughout the class.

Lesson 2: Thread up your overlocker ready for the class. Sew up your dress/top.

You will leave with a finished dress, detailed handout with samples to support it and a pattern so you can make more at home.

Your sewing level:

This is not a beginner’s class (although you can be new to overlockers). We will expect you to have a couple of dressmaking projects under your belt such as the full circle skirt and Ultimate Shift Dress from our Dressmaking Weekend class.

Tea and cake will be 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:

Dress                                      Top
115cm wide fabric                  115cm wide fabric
Sizes 8-12: 2m                        Sizes 8-12: 1.1m
Sizes 14-20: 3m                      Sizes 14-20: 1.8m

140cm wide fabric                  140cm wide fabric
Sizes 8-20: 2m                        Sizes 8-20: 1.1m

If you are new to working with knit fabrics then we would strongly recommend choosing a ponte di Roma, interlock or other stable knit to work with. We have the perfect fabric on our online shop.

Max in a class: 7

Teacher: Dominique Davant, Ellen Bartels, Kate Underwood

Price: £99


Clapham Dates:

Session: Wednesday 19th & 26th July, 18:30-21:30, Book Now

Session: Saturday 23rd September 2017, 10:00-17:00, Book Now

Islington Dates:

Session: Sunday 27th August 2017, 10:00-17:00, Book Now

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