Max. number of crafty individuals:
10am – 4pm
Hagglers Corner, 586 Queens Rd, Sheffield S2 4DU
Take two days out of life to sew and create a unique dress, specially fitted to you. Treat
yourself to the time and space to sew a project to completion with the expert guidance of our
experienced tutor and qualified teacher, Helen.
On this mini course you will 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.
Helen will guide in in sources of retro clothes patterns. If you want to use horsehair braid in a
hems for styling then this is available to purchase on the day for a small additional cost.
You'll need to bring fabric of your choice to ensure it is something you will enjoy wearing.
(The blue polka dot dress pictured was created on a former workshop). Further details of
fabric requirements and notions will be given after booking and advising us of your size. You
can choose to make a lighter weight party frock or a heavier weight cocktail party dress.
See you there.