Wiggle Dress Workshop
Sat 18th May 10am-6pm (spaces available)
Make a beautifully form fitting vintage style "Wiggle Dress" as seen on the first episode of the Great British Sewing Bee 2019!
Put your dressmaking skills to the test with this one day sewing workshop! It's all about the WIGGLE with this dress and to get that you need the PERFECT fit. This workshop will focus on fitting techniques as well as how to sew perfectly tapered darts (without the pointy bits!...no Madonna impersonaters here!) There will be an option of fitting sleeves but this will depend on your sewing level.
What will I learn?
Size selection: There is nothing more important than starting off with the correct size pattern! No two people are exactly the same size and shape which is why so many people struggle with commercial patterns and fit. We will look at how to change a pattern so that it fits YOU.
Fitting techniques: Choosing the correct size pattern will help alot when it comes to fitting but we will also look at other ways to make sure your dress fits like a glove, including some great fitting techniques and "fitting as you go"
Perfect darts: Darts can be a great way to create form and shape and are especially important when creating a fitted dress. You will learn how to create perfectly tapered darts without those dreaded pointy bits!
As well as other important dressmaking skills such as:
How to apply interfacing and facings
how to sew a kick pleat in the back of your dress (so you can walk in it!)
The option to fit sleeves (depending on your sewing abilities)
and much much more!...
What do I need to bring?
2.5m of none stretch cotton fabric or 3m if doing sleeves
a 22 inch invisibe/concealed zip to match the colour of your fabric.
There will be a 1 hour lunch break roughly half way through the day, tea and coffee will be provided free of charge throughout the class to help the sewing along!
Please note that we will not have time in the class to pattern match in the class so please do not buy fabric with large prints that need matching. If your fabric has a directional print, you may need to buy more fabric. Please email me for further advice at email@example.com
Please contact me to book a space! firstname.lastname@example.org or through the contacts page.
Please ensure you can make the date of the workshop before booking as we are not able to offer refunds once you have booked your space. We may be able to offer you a different date if you cancel with at least 7 days notice of the date of your workshop. This however will be subject to availability.