Date - 14/05/2021 - 28/05/2021
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Duration – 6 hours split over 2 sessions
This workshop will run on 2 dates. You must be able to attend both dates to complete the workshop.
Friday 14th May 2021 9.30am-12.30pm- 3 hours
Friday 28th May 2021 9.30am-12.30pm- 3 hours
This workshop is suitable for those who have used a sewing machine before and can confidently thread the machine and bobbin. If you need a beginners class or a refresher then have a look at beginners classes available.
Learn to sew a Summer top or dress – Tilly and the Buttons Stevie
“With no darts, zips or set-in sleeves, Stevie is a satisfyingly quick and easy make – yay! Stevie has a modern, boxy fit, with round neckline and grown-on sleeves, closing at the back with pretty ties or button loop. Make as a top with cropped hemline that hits the high hip, or above-the-knee dress length, with optional turn-up cuffs and patch pocket. Throw it on with a statement necklace and you’re good to go!” (taken from the Tilly and the Buttons website)
You will learn how to:
- Take essential body measurements and select your pattern size
- Identify pattern pieces required
- Lengthen/shorten pattern pieces if required
- Accurately cut out pattern pieces
- Identify the grainline of the fabric and lay out pattern pieces correctly
- Follow a commercial sewing pattern
- Sew staystitching
- Apply facings to a garment
- Sew understitching
- Optional – how to sew a patch pocket
- If you choose the button loop version you have the option of learning to hand sew a thread chain
What is included:
- Paper pattern and step by step instruction booklet worth £15.50 (this will be sent to you prior to the workshop).
- Full tuition in order to make your garment
The Stevie sewing pattern is sized between UK sizes 6-24.
You will need to measure yourself in order to know how much fabric to get. You cannot compare to high street sizes. Please get in touch if you are uncertain.
You will need to measure your bust, waist and hips. Please refer to my blog post on measuring yourself accurately for help with the waist and hip measurements.
You will need to get:
For 115cm/45″ wide fabrics
For 150cm/60″ wide fabrics
Sizes 1-5: 1.1m Sizes 6-10: 1.6m
Sizes 1-5: 1.4m Sizes 6-10: 2.1m
- 0.3m medium weight interfacing
- For button loop version – 1 x 12-18mm (1/2-3/4″) button +/- elasticated hairband
Light- to medium-weight woven fabrics such as linen, double gauze, chambray, cotton lawn, viscose (rayon).
If you are relatively new to sewing then don’t choose anything that is too slippery.
Please give me a call if you are in any doubt about fabric choices or suggestions of where to buy from.
It is recommended to pre wash your fabric before the workshop as it is likely to shrink a little in the first wash.
Cost £60- for the 2 sessions.
“The Stevie top and dress are perfect Spring/Summer additions to your wardrobe and look great in a wide variety of fabrics. It is classed as a beginner pattern – there are no darts, the sleeves are the same pattern piece as the bodice and there are no fiddly fastenings. It’s also a nice loose fit so fitting isn’t too tricky. I layer mine up in the Autumn/Winter by wearing a long sleeved jersey top underneath, making them even more versatile to wear throughout the year.”
Bookings are closed for this workshop.
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