Jersey is a fabric which people are nervous to sew with, we want to change that, we want to show you how easy it is. Three different patterns to choose will give you the confidence and will suit your current skill level, it also means you can come with a friend who may not be at the same skill level as you.
The three patterns to choose from:
The Jersey Wriggle skirt is perfect for a total beginner dressmaker. You will need to have sewn with your machine and be confident but not necessarily having made a garment before. You will draft your own pattern with your measurements to design your skirt to fit you.
The Coco Dress by Tilly and the buttons is a great intro to jersey, perfect for someone who is good with patterns already but wants to learn the tricks of the jersey sewing trade.
The Lark Tee is another great pattern for a simple jersey sew, suitable for anyone who as sewn a garment or two before and would like to sew a great staple top for their wardrobe.
When deciding on your pattern please discuss with us your sewing level and we can guide you to the best pattern.
Your sewing will generally follow this plan, to start with you will discuss your patterns, you will be taught how to measure properly and then choose which size you will be making. From there you will be guided through the tracing of your pattern, pining to your fabric and the transferring of markings from your pattern onto your fabric. Then it is time to cut.
You may get further than this or be at this point when we will break for lunch. You can purchase food from the gorgeous Column bakehouse downstairs or feel free to bring a packed lunch and make the most of the beautiful RWY. The break will be for 30 mins.
In the afternoon you will get down to the sewing where you will be talked through all the different parts of your patterns whether there are zips to insert, facings, pockets, cuffs, whichever dress you are working on your will have guidance through the process.
What you will learn depending on which pattern you choose to make
Selecting the correct size for you
Drafting a simple pattern
Altering the pattern length
Cutting out pattern from fabric
Transferring pattern markings
What needle to sew with
What stitch to use
Applying bias binding
What you will need:
Sewing machine threaded and working (if you require to use one of our machines you will to advise us during booking as we have a limited amount of machines available)
Fabric and notions for your chosen pattern size and length – a detailed tick list will be sent to you once you have booked on the course with full details
Next Stage Beginner, intermediate and advanced
You must have used a sewing machine before or been on one of our beginners sewing classes
Duration: 7 hours
Please note we try to calculate how long a workshop will be and plan to finish each garment in the allocated time but this isn’t always possible, If you are unable to finish in the workshop time we will make sure you are confident with your garment to be finished at home.
We need a minimum of 5 people for this workshop go ahead, if this number isn’t achieved by one week before we will be contacting you with an alternative date, if you are unable to re-schedule we offer a full refund. Why not see if a friend wants to join you and get 10% off both your workshops when booked together.