Level 5 - Intermediate Dressmaker

Shirtmaking - The Melilot Blouse

Are you looking to take your sewing to the next level? Would you like to tackle making a shirt? The Deer and Doe Melilot blouse is the perfect pattern for a shirtmaking newbie; a casual shirt with dropped shoulders, cuffed sleeves and the option of a mandarin or rounded collar. It's got a beautiful curved hem and looks perfect with both skirts and trousers.

Please note that in order to maximise sewing time during the workshop, attendees will be sewing up the non-concealed placket and the short sleeves.

PLEASE NOTE - If the class is showing as fully booked, please contact us on info@guthrie-ghani.co.uk 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
9.00am - 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 kimono sleeves with 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 (fabric & notions)
  • 10% off any other 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
  • 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.
  • Matching thread
  • 11 buttons
  • 0.7m fusible interfacing in a weight to match your fabric.

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

Sorry there are no sessions planned in at the moment, but do get in touch and we’ll let you know about future dates.