Dress Making Workshop #2: Agenda

Week 2:  This week we will start with reviewing your mood boards – if possible photograph and post onto the blog  (using the comments response box) your 5 items from week one or bring images or the key items which form the starting point for your individual dress design. If you can also think of five words to describe your look or style and come prepared to chat about your mood board and inspiration.

We will then be doing an introduction to sewing: if you have your own machine which you want to familiarise yourself with – please bring it along – and we’ll work out a way to manage the space! The sewing introduction will include : threading your machine and filling a bobbin, sewing onto fabric samples of various weights and seaming – we will provide a pack, however if you wish to practice on a particular fabric, please bring with you.  Demo’s may  include : overlocking, hemming, pockets, zips, setting in a sleeve, lining, buttons and button holing and hand finishing.

Our aim is to try and tailor our approach to your individual requirements – but remember there are only 5 weeks and we want beautiful finished dresses – so if you can bring your toile fabric this week the faster we can progress to pattern cutting!

Summary of what to bring: Week 2

  • Mood Boards
  • Imagery of/or Key Items from Week 1 – 5 Loved Objects
  • Sewing Machine (if you wish to use your own machine)
  • Fabric Scissors if you have them (we will also provide scissors for your use)
  • Toile Fabric and matching thread (N.B. if you are planning to overlock you will need x4 bobbins)
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