Beginners Dressmaking - simple top

Wednesday 26th July 2017 -
10:00am to 04:30pm
Where: Guthrie & Ghani, 169 Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 8JR

If you are looking to expand your sewing skills and try dressmaking for the first time then this workshop is for you.

Following a simple pattern you will make a lovely sleeveless top that's neatly finished around the neck and arm holes with a facing and has little side vents. It's a great wardrobe staple and perfect for warm summer days or layering up in winter.

You will learn

  • How to take key body measurements and choose a size
  • How to make simple pattern adjustments
  • How to interpret pattern symbols and markings
  • How to accurately cut out your fabric
  • How to sew seams and finish off the inside edges
  • How to attach an all in one neckline and armhole facing
  • How to add in a vent at the side seam
  • How to hem the top

Skill level

This class is suitable for those who have taken our complete beginner classes or already know how to set up a sewing machine and make simple projects but are looking to try dressmaking for the first time.

What's included

  • A paper pattern in your chosen size that you can take home to make more tops with
  • Interfacing
  • Instruction sheet
  • Use of all top tools, equipment and machines
  • Tea/coffee and biscuits (please bring a packed lunch or visit one of the lovely local cafes)
  • A special 15% off voucher for lunch at local cafe, Damascena, for use on the day

You will need to bring

  • Light to medium weight woven fabric such as cotton lawn or voile. Some medium weight cottons are also suitable - please get in touch to check before hand
  • Size 8 - 20 you will need 1.7m of 112cm (45") wide fabric or 1m of 150cm (60") wide - please get in touch if you have nay questions.
  • Matching thread


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