Thursday, 10 March 2011

Make a Skirt - Introduction to Dressmaking Dumfries

Make a Skirt
Introduction to Dressmaking

at So Sew Pretty, 67 Terregles Street, Dumfries, DG2 9BD

2 Week Course
From 6.30pm till 9.30pm
PRICE: £50

Full Day Workshop
Arrive after 9am Workshop begins 9.30am-5.30pm
includes homemade light lunch, tea & cake

During this 'Make a Skirt' workshop , you will build on your existing basic sewing skills. This workshop has been designed to give you a great introduction to dressmaking and making your own made to measure clothes. You'll learn heaps of dressmaking techniques and Leah will give you some indispensable hints and tips of the trade.
At this workshop you'll make and take home a pretty gathered skirt that's a perfect addition to your wardrobe. A classic design you can make & make, time & time again with your new found skills! You can also alter the design in class to suit your style, you'll choose how short or long you want your skirt to be and also decide on the width of the waistband. Using your very own measurements you'll create a skirt that fits you perfectly.
You'll learn how to do all these things...........

· How to make a skirt

· How to take your own body measurements

· How to sew gathers

· How to sew a button hole and hand sew a button

· How to sew a waistband

· How to sew a hem

· How to use interfacing

· How to insert a zip

· Insider hints & tips of the trade

· Pinning + cutting & ironing techniques
Materials Included: Interfacing, ribbon & vintage buttons.
Materials Required: Your choice of Fabric around 1 metre required depending on your desired length and waistband, 20cm Zip & a a reel of thread.
More information on buying fabric and a list of suppliers will be emailed to you after booking, or pop into the shop and talk to Leah personally for some help and advice on selecting your fabric..
Basic tools of the trade are also provided* so all you have to do is show up!
*If you have your own sewing machine bring it with you but don’t forget the instruction manual & some spare machine needles.
Classes are small, maximum class number is 4 guests, to ensure you get the personal tuition you need to help with your project and get the best out of each workshop we host. There is also the chance to chat with the other guests and meet like minded new friends!

PLEASE NOTE: This is an intermediate sewing workshop. If you already know your way around the sewing machine, feel comfortable using it, threading, loading the bobbin, back stitching and your able to sew a straight seam, then this class is for you.

If you have never used a sewing machine before or you've not used one in years and years we recommend you book a place on our Oh Sew Basic beginner's sewing machine workshop in preparation for making your skirt.
Please check your diary carefully and read our Booking Terms & Conditions before you book a So Sew Pretty Workshop.
To reserve a place on the Make a Skirt workshop head on over to our online shop, Click Here.
Leah x