Dressmaking Weekend

When: Saturday, June 4th 2022 - Sunday, June 5th 2022, Start Time: 10:00, End Time: 16:30

Where: The Stables Causeway, Cromarty IV11 8XS

Part of:
Applied Craft Workshops

This workshop is now FULL.

Have you ever fancied making your own clothes?  Picked up a pattern but felt completely confused about where to start?  If so, this is the perfect course for you.  Suitable for people who have completed the Beginners Sewing weekend class or that have a basic knowledge of how to use a sewing machine. The class will give you the skills and confidence to make your own clothes from patterns in the future.

You will have the option of making one of two items both from Tilly and the Buttons patterns: either a 'Stevie' dress or top (as seen below left) OR 'Cleo Dungaree' dress (seen in main pic and below right).


You will be guided through how to copy the pattern, cut the fabric and construct the garment under the expert and patient eye of tutor, Rebecca Barbour.  Time permitting you will also go through some crucial dressmaking technics like darts, invisible zips and buttonholes.

You will receive details of fabric requirements as it will be best if you can go and choose something to your own taste.  All haberdashery will be supplied.  

The Basic Sewing Kit 

It would be helpful to have a basic sewing kit for this course, but not essential as there will be tools available for use. 

  • Fabric scissors
  • Paper scissors 
  • Seam ripper 
  • Dressmaking pins 
  • Hand sewing needles 
  • Threads 
  • Bobbins suitable for your machine 
  • Zipper Foot
  • Temporary markers - this could be tailor's chalk, fade or wash-away pen 

Sewing Machine - You will be required to bring your own sewing machine (which can be left securely overnight within the sewing room) allowing you to learn and become familiar with your own machine. However, there will also be a limited amount of extra machines available if you do not have your own - please enquire upon booking. 

£120    Includes tea / coffee. Please bring a packed lunch each day.
To book your place, request a booking form by email info@cromartyartstrust.org.uk or tel 01381 600354.

Having completed this course, you may also be interested in Dressmaking for Improvers Weekend on 10 & 11 September. There is also Introduction to Free Motion Embroidery workshop or Sewing Christmas Decorations workshop in November.

This is event is now full.

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Contact Information

19 Bank Street, Cromarty
IV11 8YE Scotland

T: 01381 600354


Cromarty Arts Trust is recognised as a Scottish Charity number SC003018

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