Dates – Wednesday 11th, 18th, 25th November and 2nd December
Time – 7- 9pm
Make Your Own Jersey Dress
Our latest Sew-Along features this jersey dress using Newlook 6469
A perfect comfortable Christmas day dress, this knit dress with raglan sleeve can be mini length with round neckline and contrast sleeves, or high neck in one fabric, above the knee with long sleeves, and high-low with high neckline and half sleeves This class is suitable for beginners who have one or two projects under their belt. We will guide you through everything from sewing a raglan sleeve to inserting an invisible zip in jersey. This time we have also allowed for a session covering choosing your size and cutting out. We can make our top using a regular sewing machine or overlocker. Unlike pre recorded classes you can ask questions as you go along and you have links to a Sew Along support group in between sessions.
We will be sewing together View B featured in the image above. A knee length dress with long sleeves however you could lengthen or shorten both dress and sleeves as you wish. We will also show you how to draft your own facing if you prefer.
The class runs over a series of 4 weeks with one 2hr class every week allowing you enough time to digest each stage in between classes and maybe make another one alongside.
What skills will I learn?
How to choose the right size
How to lengthen or shorten the pattern
How to layout the pattern pieces to make the most of your fabric
How to cut out
How to insert a raglan sleeve
How to insert an invisible zip
Draft your own facing
Stitch in the ditch
What’s included in the price of the course?
4 x 2 hour tutorials guiding you through each step of your jersey dress
Help in-between session if needed
Membership of our closed Facebook group
How will it work?
The class will take place in a ‘virtual classroom’ using the video meeting software Zoom. You will need to have Zoom installed on the device you intend to use for the class, it’s free and easy to use. If you haven’t used Zoom before we suggest you have a practice before the class. Please download the free version via this link https://zoom.us/meetings
We also suggest choosing a quiet area to set up your machine next to your device. To achieve the best internet connection please reduce as many items as you can that are connected to your router.
You will receive an email link once you have signed up that will take you directly to the class. All you need to do is click on the link just before we are due to start. We suggest signing in 10 mins before the start time, you will be held in a virtual waiting room.
We encourage you to turn on your own video and audio so we can interact, and you can ask us questions – the idea is that it’s as much like an in-person class as possible!
What do I need to prepare in advance of the course?
Purchase your pattern, fabric and haberdashery using the links in the Course Kit below
We have selected a range of fabrics and haberdashery which we would recommend for this course. You will find a Build Your Own kit with all the items you need to make the dress in our Build Your Own Kit section.
For inspiration and to see other makers versions of this dress check out #newlook6469 on instagram.
Please find below a list of all the items you need with the relevant links if you would like to buy them individually.
Essential items for your New Look 6469 Dress:
French Terry, Ponte Roma, Sweatshirting, Sweater Knit with at least 10% stretch. Check fabric requirements for your version and size below .
We have given options for 2m of our suitable recommended range of fabrics in our Build Your Own Kit which will be enough fabric to make View B in all the sizes.
Access to an iron and ironing board for pressing your fabric.
Your usual sewing haberdashery including all the basics (see Dressmaking Kit)
All of these items in italics including sewing machine needles can be purchased from our website in advance of the workshop.
We have handpicked a collection of premium Germany haberdashery equipment from the Prym range, which complements this course. If you would like to purchase this kit, please click here for more details and to buy.
Skill level – Confident Beginner
This course is suitable for those who have used a sewing machine before, can confidently thread the machine and bobbin and who have made at least one garment before.
Our sewing classes are relaxed and friendly. Class sizes are kept small (this also applies to online courses) to ensure everyone gets the time and attention they need. This does mean that booking is essential. The course will only run if there are sufficient numbers. Please note online course are open to all levels of beginners and confident beginners and it is hard to estimate timings need to complete.