Lottie Dress

Lottie Dress :: a summer dress class at Sew Over It, London

Never be stuck for something to wear in summer with our brand new Lottie Dress! Loose-fitting in style and easy to wear, Lottie is a button-front summer dress with a pretty round bias-bound neckline, gathers for shaping at the bust, delicate shoulder straps, straight skirt, and optional tie-belt. She’s perfect for those scorching summer days when all you want to live in is something loose and floaty.

In this class we focus on those fiddly techniques that you’ve told us you find tricky. We cover how to make your own bias binding, which you’ll then use to finish the raw edges of the neckline, as well as create the shoulder straps of the dress. Once your dress is sewn up we’ll teach you our tips to get beautiful buttonholes every time.

A great project for advanced beginners, Lottie is designed to be sewn in cottons or linen. You will leave with your completed Lottie Dress and your pattern which you can use again and again at home.

Your sewing level
This class is aimed at advanced beginner sewers and above. You will need to have made a couple of garments before, and be familiar with the basics of garment construction.

Cake and tea 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
  • Can carry out all skills mentioned in previous levels

Class length: Two 3 hour sessions

Materials required

              Short version     Long version

114cm wide fabric
Size 8 -18:         1.9m                  2.1m
Size 20:             2.2m                  2.5m

140cm wide fabric
Size 8-14:         1.7m                   1.8m
Size 16-20:       1.9m                   2.2m

150cm wide fabric
Size 8-16:         1.7m                   1.8m
Size 18-20:       2.1m                   2.3m

All sizes – For optional belt add 20cm.

You will also need several smallish buttons.

For the Lottie Dress you’ll want to use a light to medium weight fabrics, such as poplin, lawn, seersucker and linen. Find our specially-curated fabric picks 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: 7

Teacher: Julie Johnston, Kate Underwood, Dominique Davant

Price: £99

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This class will be back in the spring!


This class will be back in the spring!

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