Dressmaking with jersey – Coco dress / top

coco dressmaking with jersey workshop

Need to stretch your dressmaking skills and learn how to sew with jersey fabric? Coco is a Tilly and the Buttons pattern which gives you the choice to make a dress or top with long or three quarter length sleeves and a rolled cuff option too. The neck line can be a simple round neck or you have the option to try a funnel-style roll neck.

We will provide you with your own copy of the pattern, help you with the measurements, selecting and cutting out the pattern pieces and laying them out on your chosen fabric. We will then give you all the top tips for sewing with jersey/knit fabric.

You will need a medium weight knit (jersey) fabric with very little stretch. Too much stretch will mean it is harder to cut and sew so check that the feel of the fabric is not too fine or too stretchy. Please see below for fabric requirements and other things you need to bring.

This workshop is suitable for confident beginners.

Cost

£79.00

Date

14 Mar 2022
Expired!

Time

9:30 am - 2:30 pm

What you will need

You will need a medium weight knit (jersey) fabric with very little stretch. Too much stretch will mean it is harder to cut and sew so check that the feel of the fabric is not too fine or too stretchy. Please see below for fabric requirements and other things you need to bring.

 

For dress with funnel neck and cuffs:

  • 2.3m x 150cm or 3m x 115cm fabric

 

For plain dress:

  • 2m x 150cm or 2.7m x 115cm fabric

 

For top with funnel neck and cuffs:

  • 1.8m x 150cm 0r 2.7m x 115cm

 

For plain top:

  • 1.5m x 150cm or 2.2m x 115cm
  • Matching thread,
  • ribbon or stay tape (30cm x 6-8mm wide),
  • Stretch or ballpoint sewing needle,
  • Walking foot

Covid precautions

Whilst we continue to live with Covid where at all possible please bring your own sewing machine and sewing kit. Resources are available on-site if necessary. Please view our Covid-19 page for the latest guidance.

Refreshments

Drinks and biscuits will be available but we recommend that you bring a packed lunch with you.

Photography

During all of our workshops photographs are taken for promotional purposes only. Please make us aware at the time of booking if you would prefer not to be included.

Vanessa Cordell

Tutor

Vanessa Cordell

Having trained and worked as an accountant, Vanessa only took up sewing once her two daughters started school. She found real joy in creating things for others. As well as dressmaking, she loves patchwork and making things for the home. (Her husband thinks there are more than enough cushions already!) Vanessa is also becoming competent at crochet, thanks to Made and Making's Sarah Brangwyn. It's a hobby that she finds far easier to take on holiday than a sewing machine!

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