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Draped Bodice Maxi Dress

January 31, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

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Two Saturdays in a row

Two Saturdays 31 Jan & 7 Feb, 10.30am-3pm (or earlier if you get done fast!) Cost: $95.

If you come into our Marion St store over summer, you’ll probably seem me wearing a version of this dress. I have six, all in different cotton voiles or cotton/silk blends, and I have plans for more! Why? Because it is elegant and cool, easy to make and you can go to a barbecue, a wedding or to the supermarket in one. So why not! Also, they suit just about every figure type and age group.

So, after several customers asking if there was a pattern (no), you can now come to my two session workshop and make that a yes!

In the workshop you will draft your pattern, cut and sew and drape and then assemble your dress. You will leave not only with a beautiful dress, but a pattern to make more, and a good grounding in drafting and draping simple patterns to build on.

This class is ideal if you:

  • like the dress and want one (of course)
  • are fairly comfortable sewing from a pattern but haven’t tried drafting your own
  • are happy to draft already but want to make this dress and have fun with other sewists 🙂

You will need 3-4m of a fine cotton voile or cotton silk mix and 3m of voile or similar lining. The tuition fee also covers drafting materials and pattern materials. You can purchase matching thread for your dress and lace trim for the lining if you choose to use it, from us.

If you would like to find out more, or to confirm you wish to attend this class, come and see me in store, or email including your name and phone number by Clicking here to email us

dancingIt’s exciting stuff, this drafting!


January 31, 2015
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
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