Lace Dress Class

Learn how to make your very own cocktail dress. The dress is lined, fastened with a concealed zip and the neckline finished with appliqued lace.

In the class you will first make adjustments to the pattern to fit your figure. Toiles will be provided so you can check the sizing visually. You will then learn how to mount lace onto lining, construct a dress with princess seams and a sweetheart neckline, insert a concealed zip and finish the neckline with machine appliqué. You will also be shown various finishing techniques for sleeve hems, lace hem and lining. You will leave with your own pattern that has been altered to fit you. And the dress pattern would work with another fabric, so you could make the dress again at home out of say crepe and it would look completely different. Two dresses in one pattern!

Working with lace is lovely but it is challenging too. Please do not sign up to this class if you aren’t confident that you are at the right sewing level. If you are not sure then give us a call/email.

There will be homework in between the classes but it will be easy sewing – we will do the hard bits together!

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

Level: 7

  • Can carry out all dressmaking skills mentioned in previous levels to a high level
  • Can sew and cut trickier fabrics independently and at a good pace
  • Some experience in fitting and pattern alterations
  • Want to learn more complicated construction skills such as working with lace, and tailoring

Class length: Four 3 hour sessions

Materials required: Lace, 22″ concealed zip and acetate lining

Size 10 and under      2m lining (142cm wide)   1.6m lace (150cm wide)
Size 12 to 16              3m lining                            2.2m lace
Size 18 up                   4m lining                           3m lace

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 class: 6

Teacher: Julie Johnston

Price: £205


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