Dress Making Weekend


Date(s) Available
Sat 15th AND Sun 16th October 2022 (11am - 5pm)
Hagglers Corner
Max. number of crafty individuals

Make a 1950s style dress with a circle skirt. Along the way you will learn lots of transferable clothes making skills for your other projects. Some of the skills covered include: fitting the dress properly to your unique shape, creating a dress pattern for yourself to take away, following pattern markings, cloth cutting techniques, making darts, making and using facings including dealing with a curved bodice, inserting optional lace bodice top, lining garments, making evenly spaced elastic casings, gathering to fit, optional inclusion of straps and belts. Optionally learn to use horsehair braid (synthetic origin!) You can choose to make a lighter weight party frock or a heavier weight cocktail party dress. Take two days out of life to sew and create a unique dress, specially fitted to you on our sewing retreat. Give yourself the luxury of the time and space to sew a project to completion with expert guidance from our seamstress and experienced tutor Helen.

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