Level 5 - Intermediate Dressmaker

Sew a Summer Blouse Workshop

Update your spring summer me-made wardrobe with a gorgeous button front blouse. Learn all the techniques involved in making this versatile staple. Choose between these two classic styles:

PDF Chalk & Notch Wren Blouse - This is a round neck, button-front blouse with two statement sleeve options. A short sleeve with a puff cap and an elastic hem, and a long sleeve with a cuff. Please note you will be making the blouse version, not the dress version in this workshop.

Liesl + Co Geneva V-neck Blouse - This classic blouse includes a little twist! In addition to the elegant, deep-but-not-revealing V neck, the classic shirt-tail hem, and the center-back pleat, this pattern includes two sleeve options: a 3/4-length lantern sleeve and a gentle 3/4-length bell sleeve. This pattern includes cup sizes to help you get a great fit.

Running Time
9.00am - 5.00pm

Further Information

  • How to construct a blouse to your size and make simple fitting alterations
  • How to sew bust darts
  • How to insert a sleeve
  • How to do elasticated cuffs (depending upon your pattern and style choice)
  • How to sew a back pleat (depending upon your pattern and style choice)
  • How to sew a bias bound neckline (depending upon your pattern and style choice)
  • How to sew a button placket
  • How to sew a hem
  • How to machine stitch buttons and buttonholes
  • How to sew neat topstitching

Level 5 - Intermediate Dressmaker - 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 (fabric & notions)
  • 10% off any other fabrics purchased on the day of your course
  • Your own copy of the Chalk & Notch Wren Pattern or Liesl + Co Geneva Blouse sewing pattern (please note these may be PDF print outs)
  • 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)
  • Light to medium weight woven fabric. Suitable fabrics include cotton lawn, chambray, linen, viscose linen blends, viscoses (please note viscose can be trickier to work with so only select if you have had experience working with this fabric). Please check the size chart and fabric requirements on the pattern envelope. These are included in the images on this listing
  • Matching thread
  • x7 16mm buttons (Geneva Blouse) or 7 12mm buttons (Wren). If doing Wren cuffed option add another 2-4 buttons
  • 0.7m fusible interfacing in a weight to match your fabric
  • 1m of 1cm wide elastic if making elasticated sleeve hems

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

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.

Dates & Times

  • 9:00am £115