Level 4 - Advanced Beginner Dressmaker

Learn to sew a gorgeous Summer Dress

Learn how to make a gorgeous dress in this fun one day workshop! Choose between these 2 beautiful Summer swishy dress patterns!

The Friday Pattern Company Wilder Gown - this classic buffet style dress features two gathers tiers that can be customised to different lengths. With raglan sleeves and a tie neckband it can be styled in different ways and worn open to tied in a cute bow.

The Tilly and the Buttons Lotta Dress - This easy to make, with no fiddly bits, dress is perfect for confident beginners. It has a blousy bodice and flared skirt, cinched in with a narrow elasticated waistline. Choose between knee-length or midi-length skirt, with grown-on short sleeves or bracelet-length drop shoulder sleeves, with optional deep patch pockets. To make it even more versatile, you can make this dress in either woven fabric or stretchy jersey but for this class, please opt for a woven fabric.

PLEASE NOTE - If the class is showing as fully booked, please contact us on [email protected] and we can check availability. Sometimes we can experience a glitch in the website where the workshop appears as fully booked when it is not. We are fixing it as soon as possible.

Running Time
9.30am - 4pm

Further Information

Specific techniques will be dependent on the pattern you choose to make but could include

  • Help choosing a size and cutting out fabric accurately
  • How to sew even gathers
  • How to sew an elastic waist band (Lotta dress)
  • How to sew raglan sleeves (Wilder gown)
  • How to sew patch pockets (Lotta dress)
  • How to sew a neckline facing (Lotta dress)

Level 4 - 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 pattern you choose to make at home again and again (Wilder: Sizes XS-7X, bust 32"-60", waist 24"-53", hips 34"-63". Lotta: UK sizes 6-24, bust 30"-48", waist 24"-42", hips 33"-51") If you fall out of the size range of the pattern included, please let us know in advance and we can arrange an alternative for you
  • 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)

Please get in touch and we can advise on what you'll need to bring, depending on your pattern of choice.

This will include fabric, matching thread and any other notions you may need.

Lauren Tedstone

Lauren Tedstone is known for being a quarter finalist of series 9 of BBC’s Great British Sewing Bee. Her machine, given to her many years before by her grandmother, was finally put to use in late 2019 when Lauren taught herself to sew. Starting with small projects for her children, Lauren then went on to garment sewing and is on a journey to curate and create a complete handmade wardrobe including accessories. A big lover of fashion trends, she loves creating key timeless classics that have professional finishes and longevity. With that in mind, Lauren tends to create projects using a combination of new and well established sewing techniques and has a love of machine and hand sewing. Lauren’s aim is to share her knowledge and passion with all creatives and those wanting to learn a new skill and is very excited to be part of the G&G team.

Dates & Times

  • 9:30am £110