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GillyBee Beginners Dressmaking – Childs Wrap Dress


A GillyBee Original – Beginners Dressmaking – Make a Simple Childs Wrap Dress (Age 2–8)

Three week sewing class, part of the GillyBee Designs range of sewing classes in Norwich

Saturday 9th, 16th & 23rd March 2019

This sewing class takes place on 3 consecutive Saturday afternoons from 2–5pm

£62.00 (GillyBee pattern included in the price).

This 3-week course is perfect for the beginner, refreshers or improvers new to dressmaking. I will teach you many different disciplines in dressmaking to start or continue on your sewing journey. In the first week you will learn to cut out the fabric to make a child’s wrap dress. You will learn dressmaking terminology, sew seams, learn how to evenly gather fabric, apply bodice lining, understitch, and hem the garment all with a professional finish.

The dress will be suitable for 2-8 years. As the pattern will be made to fit, please provide chest, waist and height measurements in the order notes section at checkout (or you can email me/telephone me with this information after booking). If you need any tips for measuring, please pop into the shop.

Fabric is not included in the cost of this course but you can choose from a huge range of cotton fabrics in the shop.

What is the cost?
This 9-hour dressmaking course costs £62.00 – don’t forget the GillyBee pattern is included in this price! You can either pay online, in my shop or over the telephone.

What is included?

  • GillyBee pattern which you can take away with you at the end of the workshop
  • Workroom tools including scissors
  • Use of Juki Sewing Machine
  • Overlocker
  • Iron for pressing
  • Light refreshments – as much tea, coffee, water & biscuits as you want!

This is a great project for beginners new to dressmaking – lots of tips provided along the way.

What you will learn
How to prepare the fabric, layout pattern and cut out
How to sew seams and overlock them
Learn to make even gathers
Attach a pocket
Insert bodice lining and understitch
Great tips for neat topstitching
Stitching the hem.

What you need to bring
Notebook and pen. You should bring your own pins and tape measure. You may also prefer to use your own dressmaking scissors. Please see my online shop for items that you can purchase, I am also happy to give you guidance on purchases – please feel free to contact me.

Full payment is required on booking. You can book online below but if you would prefer you can pop into the shop or book over the telephone.

Where is the workshop held?
The course takes place in the GillyBee Sewing Room in my shop at 2 Cucumber Lane, Brundall NR13 5QY in a purpose built sewing room. We are a stone’s throw from the Postwick Hub and a few hundred yards from the Brundall roundabout on the A47. We have free parking next to the shop.

Want to know more?
Please do not hesitate to contact me by telephone 01603 716140, email gilly@gillybee.co.uk or pop into the shop at 2 Cucumber Lane, Brundall, Norwich NR13 5QY.

I look forward to welcoming you onto this workshop. Happy sewing!

Please note, if you would like a gift certificate for this purchase please enter a note at checkout and I will contact you for details.

Please note, in order to make the pattern fit, I will need the following details:-
Back of neck to waist
Back of neck to finished length required
Child’s height

6 in stock

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