Dress Making

Dress Dates

  • B&M Fabrics
  • Sunday 30th June

What to expect...

10am to 4pm - B&M Fabrics Shop - Leeds - £49

We will spend the day making the Tilly & the Buttons famous Cleo Dress. The Cleo is the perfect dungaree dress which is in so many shops at the moment.

It is a super simple shape which incorporates some lovely details and techniques so is the perfect make for one of your first items of clothing.

The Cleo dress is a great, easy wearing staple. It looks fab for spring and summer in Denim or Courduroy. Make it your own with optional patch pockets, jeans rivets and dungaree buckles.

You will need to purchase the Cleo Pattern from either Tilly and the Buttons or B&M Fabrics prior to the session. (details will be send upon booking)

You will also need to buy your own fabric - between 1.5m to 2m depending on the length, style and size you choose (exact details will be sent to you on booking)... and the best bit... if you buy your fabric for this session at B&M Fabrics you will receive 10% off! You will then be sent a video prior to the class to show you how to cut your fabric so we can make the most of the day sewing.

For inspiration and ideas on choosing your fabric, you can see other Cleo's and dungaree dresses here Here!

You leave the session with a beautiful dress... handmade by you!

Is this session for me?... This is a great session for people who have completed Beginners Sewing Session and would like to learn to make clothes. If you have sewn items before, and would like to learn either denim or thicker fabric or to make clothes or just love this particular pattern.

You will Learn...

Cleo Images
  • Cutting Fabric
  • Understanding and Using Pattern Markings
  • Seam Finishes
  • How to use a twin needle
  • Working with Denim & Thick fabrics
  • Sewing Hems
  • Using facings and interfacing.
  • Adding Jeans Rivets
  • Using Dungaree Fastenings
  • Sewing Patch Pockets
  • Top Stitching

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The Course is £49 for the day (10am - 4:00pm). Paypal is our preferred method of payment. If you don't have a paypal account there is an option to pay via credit/debit card via paypal

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Cleo Dress Making Session

By purchasing a Sewing Session you are agreeing to our Cancellation Policy above. Once payment is received you will get a confirmation via email from The Sewing Sessions. If you wish to borrow a sewing machine please let us know so we can pop your name on one!