Level 5 - Intermediate Dressmaker

Learn to sew a Shirt - The Melilot Blouse

Join us in our sewing studio to make your own Melilot Blouse.

Saturday 6th July - 9:00am-5:00pm

Are you ready to take your sewing skills to the next level? During this workshop you'll learn the ins and outs of crafting the perfect shirt using the Deer and Doe Melilot blouse pattern. This workshop is tailor-made for intermediate dressmakers, serving as your gateway to creating a wardrobe staple that's both stylish and versatile.

Discover elegant design features like dropped shoulders and cuffed sleeves, paired with a curved hem perfect for skirts and trousers.

Important Note: If the class appears fully booked, reach out to us at [email protected]. Sometimes, there may be availability despite the website glitch. We're working to resolve this issue promptly.

Running Time
9.00am - 5.00pm

Further Information

  • How to construct a shirt to your size and make simple fitting alterations
  • How to sew a standard or mandarin collar
  • How to sew a button placket
  • How to sew a curved hem
  • How to sew sleeves with a dropped shoulder and cuffs
  • How to attach a breast pocket (optional)
  • How to machine stitch buttons and buttonholes
  • How to sew neat topstitching

Level 5 - please click here to read the description of this level to ensure it is suited to you

  • 20% discount on supplies required for the workshop (full priced fabric & notions)
  • 10% off any other full priced fabrics purchased on the day of your course
  • Your own copy of the Deer and Doe Melilot pattern to make your own at home again and again. This will be a printed PDF pattern. The pattern will be sent out to you in advance of the workshop to cut out your fabric.
  • Use of all sewing machines, tools and equipment
  • Tea/coffee and biscuits (please bring a packed lunch or visit some of the lovely local cafes)
  • 1.3m of 150cm (60") wide or 1.9m of 115cm (45") wide light to medium weight woven fabric. Suitable fabrics include cotton lawn, chambray and flannel. If you are more confident with handling fabrics then a viscose would also be suitable.
  • Matching thread
  • 11 buttons (5/8")
  • 0.7m fusible interfacing in a weight to match your fabric.
  • The PDF pattern will be sent out to you in advance of the workshop to cut out your fabric in order to maximise sewing time on the day.

Please get in touch if you have any questions or would like help selecting your fabric or choosing your size.

It is strongly recommended to pre wash your fabric prior to cutting out to allow for any shrinkage.

Dee Cain

Dee has always had a keen interest in sewing and at the age of 9 she was taught to sew by her mum.As a teenager, Dee used her sewing skills to make fashionable schools skirts for herself and her friends.

After secondary education Dee knew that she wanted her career to be sewing related so studied for industry qualifications and worked in many areas of clothing production.

Having chosen to become a sewing tutor in 2017, Dee is keen to embed good sewing practices into beginners so that their work is always of a high standard and they can be proud of their sewing skills.

Dates & Times

  • 9:00am £115