Dress Making

Dress Dates

  • B&M Fabrics
  • Sunday, 17th March

What to expect...

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

You will spend the day making a shift style dress which is sleeveless and facings incorporated into the neckline.

The dress is a simple shape which is fitted on the bust by sewing darts. You will insert a concealed zip to the back of the dress, and learn to finish the neckline with a facing and understitching... yes that thing in a pattern which baffles us every time! The length of the dress is completely up to you... and the best bit... if you buy your fabric for this session at B&M Fabrics you will receive 10% off!

As this session incorporates lots of techniques you will need to cut your pattern and fabric at home. But don't worry, detailed, fail safe instructions on how to cut your fabric will be sent to you upon booking. You will therefore need to purchase your pattern and fabric before the class. We will be using Newlook Pattern 6145 (which is available to purchase here) Exact details for fabric will be sent upon booking.

Cotton, poly-cotton, tartan, linen, light-weight tweed, or light-weight denim fabric are all suitable options.

Bring your own sewing machine, if you have one. If you need to borrow a machine just contact us and we will reserve one for you. You will be able to walk out of the class with a stunning dress to be proud of... handmade by you!

Is this Session for me?... This session is perfect for someone who has used a sewing machine before or if you have attended our beginners sewing session, or if you are self taught and would like to learn to make clothes specifically. You may also enjoy this course if you are not quite able to get that professional finish at home.

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You will Learn...

  • Start at the pattern
  • Introduction to the sewing basics. Pattern envelope - size checking, Pattern markings and tailor tacks. How to press and the importance of pressing. Which type of needle to use in your machine and why.

  • Making the dress
  • Stitching shoulder seams and side seams and finishing them professionally. Sewing darts to shape your bust, Inserting a concealed zip.

  • The Professional Finish
  • Using Facings to finish your neckline, understitching, Stitching your hem.

Back to all Sewing Sessions

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

For "in detail" information see our Terms and Conditions or for more info just use our Contact page

Dress with Zip 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!