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
- 20% discount on supplies required for the workshop (fabric & notions)
- 10% off any other fabrics purchased on the day of your course
- 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)
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).
Charlotte is a fashion and textiles lecturer with experience of teaching a variety of levels and age groups. She graduated with a BA (hons) Fashion Design from Middlesex University London in 2014 and is currently studying a Masters in Textiles for Fashion in 2019 at Birmingham City University. She is interested in pattern making and garment construction and works freelance making bespoke clothing for clients and sample collections for small clothing companies. Charlotte believes that sewing and textiles should be accessible to everyone as it can contribute positively to wellbeing and confidence.