Dress Session

Dress Evening Session dates

(sessions are 6 weeks from date below)
  • Monday, 8th January

What to expect...

10am to 4pm - Rock Lane Sewing Studio - £60

Making this dress will incorporate all the techniques you need for the next stage of sewing clothing and more! You will learn everything from using seam finishes, laying out and fitting a pattern, altering a pattern to suit you, cutting out, adding a zip, facings, sleeves, darts and hems!

Each week you will complete a different stage of the garment and by the end of the 6 weeks you will have a stylish top/dress with a finished neckline and zip fastening which runs down the back. You choose the sleeve length and length of the dress... there's even the option of a snazzy flared sleeve!

You will need to purchase your pattern and fabric before the class. We will be using Simplicity Pattern 8293 (which is available to purchase here) Exact details for fabric will be sent upon booking

You will be given a demonstration of each technique, along with handouts which detail the different stages of sewing. You will keep your pattern too so you can make more tops at home.

You will need a non-stretchy fabric - Cotton, poly-cotton, tweed, tartan, denim, or linen. If you are unsure you can contact us

For inspiration on fabric ideas we've created a Pinterest Board for you... Here!

You will Learn...

Beginners Sewing Session Images
  • Pattern Fitting & Cutting
  • Not all of us are a perfect 10! (we wish!) so a pattern isn't always going to fit our shape perfectly. We learn to take a commercial pattern and fit it to your exact size and body shape.

  • Inserting a Sleeve
  • Learn to ease in a sleeve so it creates a rounded shoulder with no puckering.

  • Facings
  • Finishing the neck edge in a professional way, clipping curves to give a neat finish and understitching.

  • Hemming
  • Make your garment look neat and tidy with professional hemming finishes.

  • Inserting a Zip
  • Learn to insert a concealed zip using a zip foot on your machine.

Back to All Evening Sessions

The Course is £60 for 6 weeks (7pm - 9pm). Paypal is our preferred method of payment. DOn't have a Paypal account? There is an option on the paypal link to pay via credit/debit card.

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

Dress Evening 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 within 7 working days. If you wish to borrow a sewing machine please let us know so we can pop your name on one!