Dressmaking Workshops Shirring Dress or Top
This pattern is a wonderful mix of pretty and comfortable, featuring an elasticised, shirred bodice that allows for easy fit and wear. You learn to sew shirring. Choose from three garment styles along with several sleeve options, which can be mixed and matched to create several looks
0 to 30
Techniques to learn: (some techniques depend on the selected style)
• Shirring with elastic thread
• Double turned hem
• Elastic insertion
• Sleeve insertion
• Gathering (Bell sleeve)
• Side seam Pockets (Dress)
Fabric to bring:
RECOMMENDED FABRIC TO BRING
DRESS 4 metres / TOP 2 metre (size 18 to 30 3 metres)
Lightweight fabric with a soft drape: include Cotton, lawn cotton, gingham, viscose, rayon, linen, single gauze, crepe.
Sewing pattern and instructions
Threads, interlining, shirring elastic and threads
The use of sewing equipment scissors etc
Use of Janome Digital Sewing machines M100 QDC and overlock 6234XL
There is limited on-street parking in Stapleford so we recommend one of the Broxtowe council carparks the nearest being Halls Road (2 minute walk) https://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/for-you/roads-parking-travel/car-parks/stapleford-car-parks/
If you are arriving from Nottingham or Derby via the Trent Barton I4 the stop is Halls Road.
If you’ve any questions about accessibility or parking for blue badge holders then let me know.
No refreshments are being served at the moment, you are welcome to bring your own drinks and snacks