Summer Dress in a Weekend! – 22/06/24

Take two days out of life to sew and create a unique dress, specially fitted to you on our sewing retreat. Give yourself the luxury of the time and space to sew a project to completion with the expert guidance of our experienced tutor and qualified teacher, Helen.
On this mini course you will make a summer dress in the material of your choice. Along the way you will learn lots of transferable clothes making skills for your other projects. Some of the skills covered can include: fitting the dress properly to your unique shape, following pattern markings, cloth cutting techniques, making darts, making and using facings, lining garments, making evenly spaced elastic casings, gathering to fit, adding straps and belts.
You’ll need to bring fabric of your choice to ensure it is something you will enjoy wearing. (The blue polka dot dress pictured was created on a former workshop. Pictures are not professional but realistically what you can achieve). Further details of fabric requirements and notions will be given after booking and advising us of your size. You can choose to make a lighter weight party frock or a heavier weight cocktail party dress.