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Dressmaking Course for Beginners with Maggie

Dressmaking Course for Beginners

Learn to sew a dress (with neck and sleeve variations) with Maggie at Creative Quilting, Bridge Road, East Molesey on 21 and 28 October (10 a.m -5 p.m)

 

McCalls 6355

2 pattern sizes 8-16 and 16-22 

 

NB:      Dress patterns DO NOT use the same sizing as shop bought clothing so you will need to measure your bust and hips measurements and order the pattern according to your ACTUAL measurements and NOT dress size – pattern sizes below)

 

 

 

This is a ‘learn to sew’ pattern with the option of a side zip, optional front and back darts through the waist and optional sleeve lengths and neck finishes

 

You will learn how to cut out the pattern, with readjustment for the style of your choice for perfect fit, make perfect darts for shaping, insert a zip (optional), add facings and understitch for a neat finish.

 

 

 

Fabric:

Dress A (3/4 length sleeve)    2.5-3.0 metres (depending on size) of 115 cm (45”) wide fabric

Dress B (short sleeve)             1.50-2.7 metres (depending on size) of 115 cm (45”) wide fabric

Dress C (sleeveless)                2.1-2.3 metres (depending on size) of 115 cm (45”) wide fabric

 

NB:      NO obvious diagonals/stripes, knits or fabric that needs to be patterned matched

 

Notions:                                   0.30 metres lightweight fusible interfacing

                                                1 x 36 cm (14”) zipper – colour matched to fabric

                                                Matching thread – good quality polyester or cotton

                                                Pins

                                                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 still have 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

from the shop - 020 8941 7075

 

Pattern:                                   Supplied by Creative Quilting

 

Creative Quilting have some lovely fabrics and can also supply, pins, scissors, thread, fusible interfacing and buttons, but NOT zippers.

Misses'/Miss Petite

MISSES’: About 5'5" (1.65cm) to 5'6" (1.68cm) height. MISS PETITE: About 5'2" (1.57cm) to 5'3" (1.60cm) height.

MEASUREMENTS IN INCHES

 

SIZE

4

6

8

10

12

14

16

18

20

22

24

26

Bust

 29 1/2

30 1/2

31 1/2

32 1/2

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

 48

Waist

 22

23

24

25

26 1/2

28

30

32

34

37

39

 41 1/2

Hip

 31 1/2

32 1/2

33 1/2

34 1/2

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

 50



MEASUREMENTS IN CENTIMETERS

SIZE

4

6

8

10

12

14

16

18

20

22

24

26

Bust

 75

78

80

83

87

92

97

102

107

112

117

 122

Waist

56

58

61

64

67

71

76

81

87

94

99

104

Hip

 80

83

85

88

92

97

102

107

112

117

122

127