Make a Dress Workshop

This workshop will teach you how to create a simple  A-line, knee length  dress using a commercial pattern, which we will provide. The pattern is suitable for a range of fabrics including; cotton, wool mix, brocade or even a  more luxurious taffeta or satin mix fabric for an evening dress. Once you have the skills and knowledge you can make a variety of dresses suitable for all year round. The dress can be lengthened or shortened to suit your own individual taste (please note: if you would like to make a longer dress please email me for fabric quantities).

Price includes the use of sewing machines, pattern and all equipment. Some hand finishing will need to be done at home.

Things you will learn

  • choosing the correct size for you
  • fitting a toile (this will be pre-made to your measurements)
  • transferring the toile to your fabric
  • positioning & pinning pattern & cutting correctly
  • sewing a seam, facing & concealed zip
  • hemming the dress to the right length


You will need to bring:

  • 3 metres of wide, woven, cotton fashion fabric (this will be used to self line the bodice)
  • 1 metre of plain lining, if you would like to line the skirt (optional)
  • trim to match fabric (optional)
  • 22" concealed zip in matching colour


Suitable for:
Someone who can use a sewing machine and would like to start creating simple garments.

Before you come: You should already be able to thread and work a sewing machine and have some experience of making simple garments.

Additional costs: None.

Tutor: Emma

Date: Sat, 3rd Feb, 2018

Start Time:10:00 am
End Time: 6:00 pm

Price: £75.00

Before booking, please read our terms and conditions.

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Personal Information

To join the waiting list please email info@bristolsewingschool.co.uk