The class is currently unavailable.


Sunday 3rd October

Class Description

TUTOR: Caroline DATES AVAILABLE: Sunday 3rd October: 9.30-16.30pm / Price: £75 ABOUT THIS CLASS Simple to sew this jersey dress or sweatshirt is perfect for a novice dressmaker with no difficult fastenings to get to grips with. You can adapt the sleeve style from straight to balloon should you wish, add inseam pockets to the dress version. Your pattern is included in the price of your course, so you can go home and make many variations of this fantastic dress. The topics we aim to cover are: Introduction to the sewing with Jersey and knit fabrics Learn how to measure yourself Cut out a commercial pattern Read a pattern Learn how alter a commercial pattern to your requirements Understand terms used Cut your fabric correctly Methods of putting your garment together Attach a waistband, cuffs and neckband Gathering sleeves if choosing the balloon sleeve Tips on which seams to use and where and how to stabilise knit fabrics Correct pressing techniques Professional finishing hints and tips The different types of needles that can be used in a sewing machine to stitch Jersey Materials needed: Fabric – Dress: 2.8m x 150cm wide or 3.8m x 115cm wide medium weight knit fabric Sweatshirt: 2.3m x 150cm wide or 3.2m x 115cm wide Sweatshirt fleece, French Terry, Ponte double knit, interlock or sweater knit with at least 10% stretch. 1m of ribbing for neckband, cuffs and waistband - optional 2 x matching thread We have sewing machines for you to use but if you would like to bring your own please advise us at the time of booking. \ Refreshments – Tea, coffee and delicious cake are included in your lesson, but please remember to bring a packed lunch.

  • 75 British pounds
  • The Exton Suite, King’s Centre, Barleythorpe, LE15 7WD

Contact Details


1 Mill Street, Oakham, Rutland LE15 6EA, UK