Sew The Season - Christmas Party Top

Want to make a party top ready for the festive season in just one day? In this workshop, choose from the Scout tee or Ogden Cami sewing patterns to create a lovely top to your measurements. Fancy sewing with sequins or tackling silky, slippy fabrics? Whilst working through your chosen project your tutor can help you learn key skills for future projects. 

The Scout tee is a loose shape and a classic style, perfect for showing off a fun, sequin fabric. The Ogden Cami is a wardrobe staple that can either be worn on its own or as a layering piece under blazers and cardigans. It has a soft 'V' neck at both centre front and centre back necklines, and delicate spaghetti straps. The neckline and armholes are finished with a partial lining for a beautiful, high-end finish.


Running Time
10.00am - 4.30pm
Dates & times

Further information

You will learn

Depending on which pattern you choose, you will learn:

  • How to work with sequin fabric
  • How to cut sequin fabric
  • How to line a top
  • How to set in a sleeve
  • How to cut out lightweight fabric 
  • How to sew with lightweight fabric 
  • How to create a partial lining
  • How to create a french seam 
  • How to create rouleau straps use a loop turner to create these 
  • Different hem techniques for lightweight fabrics
  • How to use forming tape interfacing in place of stay stitching 

Skill level

Levels 4, 5 & 6

What's included

  • Your own copy of the pattern you choose
  • Use of all tools, equipment and machines
  • Tea/coffee and biscuits (please bring a packed lunch or you can 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

The fabric, thread and notions needed to make your garment. This will depend on which pattern you choose and what size you make. Please get in touch and we can advise on this.

Your tutor

Charlotte Stacey

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.  


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