You will learn
Depending on your choice of pattern, you will learn:
- How to take key body measurements and choose a size
- How to make simple pattern adjustments
- How to interpret pattern symbols and markings
- How to accurately cut out your fabric
- How to sew seams and finish off the inside edges
- How to attach an all in one neckline and armhole facing
- How to add in a vent at the side seam
- How to hem the top
- How to attach sleeve cuffs
- How to attach a neck facing
- How to sew a yoke
- How to create a tie
- 10% discount on supplies required for the workshop (fabric & notions)
- A paper pattern in your chosen size that you can take home to make more tops with
- Instruction sheet
- Use of all top tools, equipment and machines
- Tea/coffee and biscuits (please bring a packed lunch or 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
- Light to medium weight woven fabric such as cotton lawn or voile. Some medium weight cottons are also suitable - please get in touch to check before hand
- For the sleeveless top, Size 8 - 20 you will need 1.7m of 115cm (45") wide fabric or 1m of 150cm (60") wide.
- For the Stevie, Sizes 6 - 14 you need 1.7m of 115cm (45") wide fabric or 1.2m of 150cm (60") wide and for sizes 16 - 20 you will need 1.7m of 115cm (45") wide fabric or 1.5m of 60") wide.
- Matching thread
Please get in touch if you have any questions or would like some help choosing your fabric.
When Dee's parents realised that she adored all things sewing related, they gave her an electric sewing machine for her 9th birthday and her first sewing teacher was her dear mum who just happened to be a seamstress.
Dee has had a lengthy career in the clothing industry working as a sample machinist, sample cutter, pattern drafter and bridal alteration specialist before she decided to become a mature student and study for a BSc in Clothing Management and Technology at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Valuable teaching experience was gained as a visiting tutor for BA fashion students at Birmingham City University. In 2017 she also taught in Haiti as the lead tutor for an oversees aid work charity (LVE Haiti) where she successfully set up a sewing school.
Hobbies include sewing her own tailored clothes, knitting baby cardigans, travelling to tropical destinations, shopping and going to the gym.