Easy Shirred Summer Dress

This three session workshop is super fun, super easy and over the sessions you will learn how to shirr using shirring elastic, how to make straps, how to hem and sew pleated detail at the bustline.

This dress is so comfortable to wear and can be dressed up or down to suit your style.

We will break about half way through each session for refreshments, as sewing is thirsty work for mind and body therefore it’s only natural that there will be plenty of tea, coffee and cake to keep us going!

This course is made up of three, 3 hour sessions.

What we will cover in the workshop:

  • Cutting out the dress and straps and pockets.
  • Set up and test machine for shirring.
  • start shirring.
  • Attach pockets.
  • Join side seams.
  • Make and attach straps.
  • Stitch hemlines and pleat.

Materials required for Session 1:

  • 2.5m to 3m or 140cm wide fabric (if the fabric is 115cm wide, you will need 3.5m).
  • 3 x reels of shirring elastic.
  • 2 x 100m reels of thread to match.

Level: 1 – Beginner

Course Length: Three, 3 hour sessions

Max in a class: 5

Price: £150

I also carry a stock of fabrics and haberdashery should you wish to purchase on the day (card payment facility available). or you can also browse and buy fabrics at our online fabric shop.