Saw a Belemnite Dress – 6 x sessions with Brooke

From: £180.00

Learn how to cut and sew one of my favourite dresses! Perfectly versatile and fancy enough for all of your summer parties!

PLEASE NOTE : Bookings for this class will close on 24th June to allow time to order the correct size patterns.

Easy fitting, fit and flare dress with long gathered sleeves and an A-line, lantern shaped skirt. There are self-fabric ties at the waist, a back-zip closure and the v-neckline is finished with a facing.

This pattern comes with B cup options with full bust range of 80cm – 122cm & D cup options full bust range 107cm – 147cm – I will email you to help decide your size.

You can sew this in one colour or mix and match like I did! – You will need more fabric for this.

Week One – Measuring your body, cutting out your pattern from paper. Prep and lay out your fabric and cut the cloth

Week Two – Sewing your bodice with ties and overlocking

Week Three – Assembling sleeves and skirt panels an attach skirt to bodice

Week Four – Insert a perfect invisible zipper – with perfect intersecting seams

Week Five – Assemble and sew facing for bodice and hand stitching

Week Six – Finish the hems and final touches for your dress

  • MT will provide – thread, pattern and printed instructions, interfacing, tuition and guidance.
  • You will need to bring – Light/Medium weight woven (non stretch) fabric. Cotton & cotton blends , chambray, linen etc
  • Fabric must be prewashed and 150cm wide to accomodate the full width pattern pieces. Approx 3.5 – 4 mts (depending on size)
  • One 55cm Invisible/concealed zipper – preferably YKK brand.

This course is suitable for beginners who have completed our ‘Learn to Sew’ short course or have other relevant basic sewing experience.

20% off  MT Members x


Will this class be suitable for me?

Could be?  You don’t need to be an expert but you need to be comfortable threading a sewing machine, straight seams etc.

We recommend you have completed our ‘Learn to Sew’ short course first, and this is perfect for those looking to deepen their skillset including reading a commercial pattern.

I will hold your hand through everything else!

Can I cancel my booking?

Absolutely. You are welcome to log into your account and cancel your booking for a full refund. You have up to 14 days before the start date to do this. After this period, all bookings are final.

Unlike our other workshops – we need to order in the patterns – so there is a 14 day cancellation policy on this class. Thank you for your understanding in advance.

What happens if I don't finish the dress?

Oh Rats. Thats ok, all projects take different lengths of time for different people. You are welcome to book into ‘Late night Sewing’ workshops or ‘Hire a Machine’ to complete your dress

What is the minimum age to attend?

We are happy to host well behaved people 16+ Please ensure your teenager is able to get home safely after the class or picked up on time.

What Fabrics are suitable?

Natural fibres are best! Cotton, cotton blends, needlecord (tiny corduroy) chambray – anything not slinky and shifty. Woven Fabric – so not knit (stretchy)

Check out Raystitch, Dalston Mill, Fabric Godmother, Fabrics Galore and Woolcrest Textiles x

Once booked in, feel free to email me with some of your top picks – Please note fabric must be 150cm wide for this project!!

Saw a Belemnite Dress – 6 x sessions with Brooke

From: £180.00


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