Sew a dress - Lawrence Dress

Sew a dress - Lawrence Dress

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Now that you have a few garments and projects under your belt (pardon the pun), let's tackle Dresses, The Lawrence Dress by Helen's Closet.

As this is a next step beginner lesson, we will still take it slow but we will focus more on pattern cutting, construction, sewing skills and finishing garments.

The Lawrence Top and Dress is a fun and breezy summer sew. It features a relaxed fit with a v-neck and an optional shoulder ruffle detail. Two lengths are provided for the dress, with a choice between two or three gathered tiers. The top is a great wardrobe staple and can be made even simpler with the omission of the shoulder ruffles. In this case, a bias binding method is used to finish the armholes instead. The bodice features bust darts and the v-neck is finished with a topstitched facing. This pattern does not include pockets but inseam pockets can easily be added to the first tier of the dress if desired. Lawrence is so much fun to sew and wear! 

See some versions here.

Size guide:  

This pattern includes two size options. There is a B-cup pattern from sizes 0-22 and a D-cup pattern from sizes 12-34.

Skill Level: If you have taken a beginner workshop or weekender with me, this is perfect next step.

What you will learn:

  • How to improve those straight seams with the correct seam allowance and zig zag the edges
  • Gathering
  • Pattern layout and jargon
  • Some basic fitting advice
  • Construction and putting the pieces together in what order.
  • Trouble shoot basic machine problems

What is included:

  • Expert tuition with one teacher and only 5 students (18+ years)
  • Sewing Pattern with instructions to take home
  • A fun and engaging atmosphere with lots of quick, exciting projects
  • Copius cups of tea and coffee, and baked treats.

What will you need to bring:

  • Your choice of fabric -- info will be sent to you upon booking.
  • Your trusty machine -- If you need to hire a machine, you can add this to your cart - please see here 
  • Your fabric scissors and sewing kit - if you don't have one, you can buy one here and have it waiting for you in the class.

Dates Available:

Sunday 26 November, 930am - 430pm, with Jenny

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