WORKSHOPS

At Love Dressmaking we offer a range of workshops throughout the year in Newport and Shrewsbury.

 

One-day workshops are planned so that everyone makes up the same design / pattern in their own choice of fabric.

 

Half-day workshops give learners the chance to learn specific dressmaking techniques.

 

‘Sewing on Saturday’ workshops are general dressmaking or sewing sessions that run monthly in Newport.

 

Refreshments are included in all workshops. You will need to bring your own lunch to full day workshops.

Skill Levels

1.BEGINNERS: You can use a sewing machine and have experimented with making simple items

2.BEGINNERS Plus: You have made a simple garment or two but are ready to experience new techniques such as setting in a sleeve or creating pleats

3.INTERMEDIATE: You have made several garments and are ready to handle more challenging fabrics and style details such as collars, cuffs & concealed zips

* NOTE: These skill levels are a guide only - if you have any questions about which course will be relevant to you, please contact Catherine

Venues I use to run my classes and workshops are carefully chosen to ensure everyone has good space to work in, the rooms are light, comfortable and well ventilated.  Good parking is also considered and in the main, is close by. 

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Date: 31st July.  28th August,

25th September, 23rd October,

20th November, 18th December

Time: 2.00 – 5.00pm

Location: Edgmond Village Hall, Near Newport

Skill Level:  1 upwards

Cost: £30

Sewing on a Saturday

These creative workshops will give you the chance to spend some time working on your own dressmaking or other sewing projects with plenty of help and advice provided.  Sewing machine skills are necessary but those new to dressmaking or with some experience will be welcome to come and enjoy the fun of sharing ideas while learning some new skills

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Date: 29th July, 5th August, 12th August

Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm

Location: Edgmond Village Hall, Near Newport

Skill Level:  1 upwards

Cost: £30

'Your Choice Dressmaking' workshop

These creative workshops will give you the chance to spend some time working on your own dressmaking projects with plenty of help and advice provided.  Sewing machine skills are necessary but those new to dressmaking or with some experience will be welcome to come and enjoy the fun of sharing ideas while learning some new skills

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Date: Saturday 14th August

Time: 9.00am – 3.30pm

Location: Edgmond Village Hall, Near Newport

Skill Level:  1 upwards

Cost: £75

Make a Tilly and the Buttons 'Lotta' Dress

Come and enjoy making the simply styled 'Lotta' dress that is easy to make for anyone who has just started to learn dressmaking (not complete beginners) or those with more experience.  

 

It has a blouson bodice with a lovely flared skirt and can be made to finish at the knee or at midi length.  It has a dropped shoulder and you can choose between a grown-on short sleeve or a bracelet length sleeve.  

 

Preferably made in a woven fabric it can be made as a useful  'every day' dress or into something more special, depending up on your choice of fabric or how you accessorise it.  

 

You will need to buy your own pattern and materials for this workshop.  

 

Full information will be provided

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Date: Saturday 25th September

Time: 10am - 1pm

Location: Edgmond Village Hall, Near Newport

Skill Level:  1

Cost: £45 (including some materials)

Learn to Use Your Overlocker

Are you afraid to take your overlocker out of its box? If so, at this workshop will learn that it is not as scary as you may think.  It is a fantastic machine that will make a huge difference to the quality of your dressmaking.  You will learn how to:

  • thread your machine & set the tension

  • easily change to a different thread colour without completely re-threading

  • sew with 3 or 4 threads

  • change & replace needles

  • sew different types of fabric, including wovens & knits

  • do basic maintenance & cleaning

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Date: TBC

Time: TBC

Location: TBC

Skill Level:  2

Cost: TBC

Sewing Knits - Leggings or Sweat Pants

A choice of two great designs for this one-day workshop making either Stretch Leggings – ideal for wearing to do Yoga, Pilates etc or Sweat pants that can be worn for exercising and cosy at-home days.

Both will give you plenty of practise in working with more stretchy knitted fabrics, using stretch stitches on your sewing machine and/or using your overlocker.

You will learn how to:

  • take accurate measurements to determine the best size to cut for you

  • prepare and adjust your pattern if necessary eg – lengthen or shorten

  • place your pattern and cut your stretch fabric

  • set up your sewing machine for sewing stretch fabric

  • use a twin needle for hems and casing

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