Make a 'buffet' style dress two day workshop

This workshop will teach you how to create a simple 'buffet' dress as seen on the Great British Sewing Bee using a pattern supplied by us. The pattern works best with a viscose fabric as needs to drape.  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.

Price includes the use of sewing machines, pattern and all equipment. Some hand finishing will need to be done at home. This is a two day workshop from 10am-2.30pm on Weds 21st & 28th July 2021.

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
  • guidance on hemming the dress to the right length


You will need to bring:
3 metres of 115cm or 2.5 metres of 150cm viscose fabric & matching thread.

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

Start Date: Wed, 21st Jul, 2021
End Date: Wed, 28th Jul, 2021

Start Time:10:00 am
End Time: 2:30 pm

Price: £85.00

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Personal Information

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