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We love the idea of being able to sew your own dress as you can make it uniquely your own. But finding one that is suitable for a wide range of body types (and even those who are pregnant) can be difficult. After much time spent on Pinterest tracking down a pattern that would be suitable to teach but also be lovely to wear, we think we have finally found dress nirvana in the form of the Vogue 9253. 

This kimono style self-tieing dress with options for varying lengths is a dress for all sizes and all seasons. It has a deep v in the front that is easily altered to suit your taste as well. You will complete style A in this three-part workshop – which is great for those who want to carve out time to advance their sewing skills or just want to learn how to make a dress.

Maeri Howard will be your instructor for this workshop, where over the three sessions, you will complete the dress, ready to wear for your next evening out. 

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner*

*As this is not a beginner’s workshop, you must already have some experience on a sewing machine or have attended one of our Beginner dressmaking workshops.

Course Availability: Three sessions with a choice of Daytime or Evening workshops.

Fee and what this includes: 

There are two fees for this workshop:

ALL-INCLUSIVE £115.00 and this includes all of the items needed to complete the dress (fabric, zipper, thread) is a peach/rose gold colored crepe scuba. The fabric will be ready for you at the first workshop having been washed, dried and ironed.

YOU SUPPLY – £87.00  and you will be required to purchase fabric, 22′ invisible zipper, One Hook & Eye (optional), 1/2” (1.3 cm) Single Fold Bias Tape in a coordinating colour to your fabric.

The amount of fabric you will need depends on your size, please see the chart below for quantities:

You can choose which one you would like when registered for the workshop. 


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