Dress in a Day

On trend and comfortable, shift dresses are an easy to make wardrobe staple. Make a simple sleeveless shift or trapeze dress in a day in a fabric of your choice. Along the way you will learn how to measure yourself, trace your pattern, make simple changes to the pattern, prepare and cut fabric, use interfacing, finish edges using an overlocker, assemble and more.

Sewing Machine (optional) - it is preferable to learn on your own machine. College machines are available to use; however, you may need to share with other students.
Manual for your sewing machine (optional -see above)
If you are NOT bringing your own sewing machine please bring bobbins for a Bernina sewing machine.
2.5m fabric (140mm wide, if your fabric is narrower please allow for extra fabric). Please choose a cotton or cotton blend.
30cm light weight interfacing
1 reel of thread to match fabric
Dressmakers pins (long) & hand sewing needles
Scissors, large and sharp for cutting fabric
Scissors, for cutting paper
Tape measure
Pen/pencil and permanent marker
Sticky tape

Recommended shop to buy fabric and interfacing-Remnant Warehouse 494 Botany rd Alexandria-bright pink building near cnr Collins st. Helpful knowledgable staff. They also stock scissors, pins etc.

Other places to shop: Spotlight, Lincraft, Tessuti Surry Hills, The Fabric Store Surry Hills-Cooper st, The Fabric Muse-62/102 Cleveland Street Chippendale.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course students will have:
Developed their confidence in the use their own sewing machine
learned to correctly measure themselves
Learned how to cut out and make simple alterations to patterns
Made a shift/trapeze dress.

Please note:
All courses need a minimum number of students to run. If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled prior to the commencement and you will be informed. For your convenience information about class cancellations or changes are made initially via email and SMS, please ensure these details are correct.

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