Workshops

Cleo Dress

Are you new to sewing and want a simple dressmaking project to get you started? Do you love the current pinafore trend? Then this one day Cleo dress workshop is for you!

Th is lovely pattern has 2 options either a dungaree-style with buckles, or a pinafore with button holes. You can choose from mini length or knee length with optional centre-front split.

The Cleo is great for all year round, layered over a t-shirt, shirt or sweater – the relaxed style makes it oh so comfortable!

"I had an absolutely wonderful day making the Cleo dress - I really feel my sewing skills have developed and as a result I feel more confident in my sewing ability. Thank you so much!" - Kayleigh

Details

Price
£79
Running Time
10am - 5pm

Further information

You will learn

  • How to take key body measurements and choose a size
  • How to interpret pattern symbols and markings
  • How to accurately cut out your fabric
  • How to work with denim fabric
  • How to sew decorative top stitching
  • How to sew seams and finish off the inside edges
  • How to attach a facing
  • How to hem the dress
  • How to sew optional patch pockets
  • How to do button holes or attach jeans buttons depending on the variation you choose

Skill level

Level 4 - please click here to read the description of this level to ensure it is suited to you

What's included

  • 10% discount on supplies required for the workshop (fabric & notions)
  • Your very own copy of the Tilly and the Buttons Cleo Dress Pattern (worth £12.50)
  • Use of all machines, tools and equipment
  • Tea/coffee and biscuits (please bring a packed lunch of visit one of the lovely local cafes)
  • A special 15% off voucher for lunch at local cafe, Damascena, for use on the day

You will need to bring

  • 1.2 -1.9 meters of heavy or medium weight woven fabrics that hold their shape, such as denim, corduroy, cotton drill, gabardine, canvas, wool. Please get in touch if you have any questions about how much fabric to bring.
  • Matching thread
  • Contrasting or matching topstitching thread
  • 0.4 meters of fusible medium weight iron on interfacing
  • Dungaree buckles with jean buttons

(All of these items are available to buy in the shop either on the day or before hand).

Your tutor

Lauren Guthrie


Lauren, who is also the founder and owner of guthrie & ghani, has been sewing for most of her life after being taught by her dressmaker mother as a child. She loves to sew her own clothes and clothes for her baby daughter Sophia.


No dates available

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We'll let you know about future dates.

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