Class requirements for Teenage Dressmaking class

Dressmaking Summer School for teenagers with Maggie

Have fun and learn to sew a loose fitting dress on 21 July or 11 August and/or a loose top and shorts  on 28 July or 18 August – all classes (10-4) at Creative Quilting, Bridge Street, East Molesey.


New Look 4161

(one size pattern 7-14 years)


Girls loose fitting top and shorts

Girls loose fitting A line dress, above the knee


For the more fashionable teenager, all items can very easily be adapted to be shorter and/or more fitted.


You will learn to cut out the pattern, fit pattern to readjust any sizing requirements, make a button loop, add any facings and understitch for a neat finish.




     Shorts:                    0.60-1.10 metre of 115cm (45”) wide fabric depending on size

     Top:                        0.60-0.70 metre of 115 cm (45”) wide fabric depending on size

     Dress:                     1.10-1.80 metres of 115 cm (45”) wide fabric depending on size


     NB:                          NO obvious diagonals/strips or fabric that needs to be matched


     Notions:                  1 x 127 mm (0.5”) button

                                    1 metre 127mm (0.5”) wide elastic

                                    1 metre fusible interfacing

                                    Matching thread – good quality polyester or cotton


                                    Scissors – dressmaking scissors preferred but not essential


     Sewing machine:    If you are bringing your own sewing machine please REMEMBER to include all

                        the accessories, all machine feet, spare bobbin, power lead, foot pedal and

                        instruction book (if you can find it!!)


                                    Alternatively, you can hire a Janome DXL 603 from Creative – hire charge £4

                                    per session BUT you will need to book the machine in advance direct with

                                    Creative – 020 8941 7075


     Pattern:                  Provided by Creative Quilting


Creative Quilting have some lovely fabrics and can also supply pins, scissors, thread, fusible interfacing and buttons.