About the Class
In this intermediate class we will learn how to handle stretch materials and create super comfortable stretch dress that you can dress up or down and wear all year round. This design is highly customisable to your taste. You can choose the length of the sleeves, add/remove pockets and create this perfectly fitted dress that you will keep going back to.
Duration: 5 hours (incl. 30 min lunch break)
Who is it for?
Confident beginners and intermediate sewers who have few projects under their belt and know how to use a sewing machine. All sewist who would like to learn how to tackle stretch fabrics and how to adapt the pattern to your liking (changing the garment length, sleeves, adding pockets)
Note: The pattern is available in following sizes: Your actual bust measurement (widest part of your chest) up to 120cm (47 in.). If your measurements fall outside of this, please contact us before booking your class.
What will you learn?
- How to take correct body measurements
- How to handle stretch fabrics
- How to finish stretch fabrics (using machine or an overlocker)
- Add pockets into the design
- Adjust sleeve length and insert sleeve
- How to correctly mark desired dress length and finish off the hem
- Sew darts into a dress
- Make comfortable stretch dress for any occasion
Stretch fabric & inserting sleeves- moving from cotton fabrics, that are relatively easy to sew without much movement, to more unpredictable stretch is a big step in any sewist's skill building. Once you know how to handle stretch materials you can embark on amazing journey of creating t-shirts, jumpers, stretch dresses and much more. Second key skill in this class is inserting sleeves. We will show you a full proof method of having pucker free sleeves every time.
Sewing machines and all accessories are provided in class.
In order to complete this project you will need 2 m (fabric width of 125 cm = 49 in. or wider)of heavier stretch knit material (e.g. textured surface stretch jersey knit), matching thread (polyester). This pattern is not suitable for very thin stretch fabrics. Project fabric packs containing all necessary materials can be ordered two weeks before the class, priced €15 to €25. Please ensure you contact us to order yours.
If you would like to choose your own material but not sure where to go and what to choose, or simply fancy a great day out, we recommend our Fabric Shopping Trip experience.
Max 6 people
Dates & Locations:
Sun 23.09.2018 at 11:00-16:00- Sotogrande
Your preferred time at the comfort of your own home (same price).