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.




14 Mar 2022


9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Book Event

Coco dress £75
Available Tickets: 5
The Coco dress ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.

What you will need

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.

With effect from the 1st January 2022 we will be asking for proof of a negative lateral flow test, taken within 24 hours of your attendance.


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


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


Vanessa Cordell

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