DRESSMAKING CLASSES

Would you like to learn how to make your own garments or improve your Dressmaking skills? Here at the club we are into modern, simple and super stylish patterns, those that look great on us and can be personalised to our style by using different versions or fabrics. Would you buy in a shop something that doesn't go with your style? The same applies here, make something that you will really want to wear. 

 

We have prepared a selection of the best patterns from the best brands, you will learn how to follow a commercial pattern and all those important details to make your clothes your own.

 

All our classes include a pattern which you can take home and with those earned skills you can make it over and over again ... so nothing is wasted! 

 

* Please check each pattern for fabrics recomendations, sizes and requirements. If you have any questions, please contact us.  

** We reserve the right to cancel the class if less than 2 students booked. See our Ts&Cs here. 

GINGER SKIRT (COLETTE PATTERNS) - BEGINNERS

Making an skirt is ideal class for those new to dressmaking but with some experience of using a sewing machine and ready to get started making their own clothes. You'll finish the class with a new set of skills and a unique skirt, made to your measurements.
 

This simple and pretty a-line skirt with high waistband will be a new wardrobe staple. Quick to sew, flattering to wear, and complete with excellent step-by-step instructions, this beautiful skirt is suitable for any sewer from beginner to advanced.

Version 1 has a pointed center waist, version 2 has a shaped curved band. Version 3 has a straight waistband, with skirt cut on the bias. Choose a striped fabric with Version 3 for a beautiful chevron effect at the front and back!


With this pattern you'll learn:
  • to read, follow and alter a basic sewing pattern,
  • how to sew darts,
  • how to attach an invisible zip.

 

We have a selection of fabrics for you to purchase, if you are planning to bring your own please check what supplies will need in the chart below or on Colette's website. If you have any questions please contact us, we will be happy to help you! 

LAUREL DRESS (COLETTE PATTERNS) - BEGINNERS TO INTERMEDIATES

This chic and simple shift dress is easy to sew, astoundingly versatile, and comfortable to wear year-round.

Edges are finished with bias tape, cutting down fabric requirements while letting you play with color and print combinations. Try a contrasting binding, or binding made from your self fabric. Bound edges also give a clean look for sheer fabrics.

The fit is semi-loose with a fitted bust and back darts to keep the shape streamlined. The absence of front seams or waist darts makes Laurel an ideal choice for prints that normally may be difficult to work with, such as stripes, plaids, or large scale florals.

Version 1 includes yardage and instructions for underlining, so you may use sheer or lace fabrics. Version 2 includes menswear-style patch pockets. Version 3 features classic 1960s style gathered cuffs. Version 4 is an easy pullover blouse with no closures.

Plus, download our free bonus ebooklet with instructions for nine more detail variations! These extra ideas are a fantastic jumping off point for your own creative interpretations of this classic and easy style.

 
Making a simple dress is an ideal way to begin dress making and learn new skills and you'll come away with an elegant dress made to your measurements. Ideal for those with some sewing experience but new to pattern reading or dressmaking. 
 

We have a selection of fabrics for you to purchase, if you are planning to bring your own please check what supplies will need in the chart below or on Colette's website. If you have any questions please contact us, we will be happy to help you! 

DATURA BLOUSE (DEER & DOE) - ADVANCED

Semi-fitted sleeveless blouse with triangle cut-out neckline and buttoned lower back. The pattern includes a Peter Pan collar variation.

The pattern envelope contains a full size pattern and a detailed instruction booklet. This pattern is fully bilingual (french/english).

  • Sizes: European sizes 34 to 46 (size chart)
  • Level: Advanced

SUPPLIES

  • Fabric: 1 3/4 yards (60" wide) or 2 1/2 yards (45" wide)
  • 3 5/8" buttons

RECOMMENDED FABRIC

Use lightweight, drapey fabrics such as cotton batiste, cotton and linen voile, silk blends.

 

We have a selection of fabrics for you to purchase. If you are planning to bring your own please check what supplies will need in the chart. If you have any questions please contact us, we will be happy to help you! 

 

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