Dress Making Class

I’m so excited to tell you about my weekend sewing course at Raystitch in London. They were very full days but who doesn’t love a weekend of sewing right! It was also really nice to meet other like minded people. There were six of us as well as a lovely instructor, who was very patient. Don’t we look a happy bunch!…

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The pictures below are of the Deer and Doe patterns that we aimed to make in two days. Check out their website here

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On Saturday we started with the Chardon Skirt. Moyna Hamilton, the instructor, made this example for us to check out…

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It actually turned out to be more work for a skirt than we thought but I learned a few things. I was thrilled with my invisible zipper for example…

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See, all smiles!

The belt loops were a bit tedious as well but in the end I’m glad I did them because I think it looks nice with a belt. I got to sport it today, yeah…

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Sunday’s Sureau Dress didn’t turn out as well but I think it can be fixed. I learned I’m smaller on top than the bottom, typical right. I chose to cut the larger size than the model Moyna made but it looked a bit sloppy. I am going to adjust the darts at the back. Here is my semi-finished version…

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It should look a little more fitted…

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The bodice of the dress was fun to make with the gathers. Here of some of the others in the class…

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I love the bird and moon fabric from Cloud 9 fabrics. Unfortunately, another sewer got the last of this fabric so I’ll have to order some online I think!

So many things I want to make now! I want to do another version of the skirt in a more summer weight fabric with a bottom contrast fabric like the sample and the dress in a funkier fabric with short sleeves for the summer. If I feel up to it I may fix the dress tonight so that I can wear it tomorrow.

2 thoughts on “Dress Making Class

  1. Wow – where dya get all your energy?! You’ve been busy! I love the new design on your blog homepage – very cool. When ya gonna start making me skirts?!! Can I commission you?
    Nicola

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