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The Book Club Sewing Workshop Shirred Dress Shirring 

The Great British Sewing Bee

Dress Sizes: 8 to 22

Difficulty Level: Beginner 

A shirred dress consist of mainly straightforward shapes that are shirred to make them stretchy.  We will be using shirring elastic to add shirring this dress, its like a modern version of smocking.  It's a way of keeping the width of a fabric but adding shaping in certain areas, such as the bust and waist.  

Fabric to bring:

3.5 metres fabric 150cm (60inch) wide of cotton, linen, linen blends, viscose

Price includes

  • Use of the The Great British Sewing Bee 'Back to Basics (or the option to purchase the book with the workshop) 
  • Threads to match fabric
  •  Shirring elastic
  • elastic
  • Use of all the sewing kit: scissors, pins, rotary cutters etc
  • Use of the Janome  Digital Sewing machines M100 QDC 

We will be working from the The Great British Sewing Bee 'Back to Basics"  We will have copies for every one to use, or there is the option to purchase the book with the workshop see options

We will be also running a Book club social evening to discuss this book and the shirred dress pattern Thursday 4th July 7pm to 9pm See following link to book 

Book Club Social Evening The Great British Sewing Bee 'Back to Basics" Thur 4th July 7pm to 9pm

The address is as follows:

Sewing B
174 Derby Road
Nottingham.  NG9 7AY


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) 

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.


Tea & coffee to make 

Customer Reviews

The Book club Sewing Workshop Shirred Dress Shirring Size 8 to 22 Fri 28th June 10am to 5pm (1)

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