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Learn to Sew a Pinafore Dress

Saturday 2 March 10.30am - 2.30pm

Stitch! Crafts & Classes, 2 Hazelwood Lane N13 5EX

oin expert seamstress Pat Stevens at Stitch Crafts & Classes and learn to make a Pinafore Dress.

Making an appearance on the fashion runways and magazine covers this season the Pinafore dress has been a staple in every 60s wardrobe and now has made a strong comeback. It is an effortless dress to wear and flatters all shapes, heights and sizes. It can be made in different lengths and styles using different fabrics and colours for the different seasons and events. Dress it up for a night out or keep it casual for the day. It's a super versatile item of clothing that you will want to keep in your wardrobe for years to come.

This is an intermediate sewing class on how to accurately cut out and adjust a pattern to make an A-line dress with a zip and bound neckline and arm holes.


This is an advanced beginner to intermediate dressmaking workshop. You should already know your way around a sewing machine, and be able to thread the machine and load the bobbin and do forward and back straight stitching.

All equipment is provided:

We have sewing machines, needles , scissors, measuring tape and Pattern will be provided.

Please send us your measurement to us when you book in the customer comments box. This will allow us to prepare your individual pattern for class.

You can bring along some fabric of your choice or purchase fabric in advance from the selection in our shop. Please allow for extra time before the workshop if you plan on buying fabric from Stitch! We recommend a medium weight fabric. Depending on what length you would like your dress to be and your size, you might need between 1.5 and 2m of fabric.

Fabrics recommended:

Patterned cord

Needle cord

Wool mix


Cotton Jersey

In this class you will be:

- Cutting out the Pattern

- how to use your measurements to adapt the dress to fit you

- cutting dress and binding pieces accurately

- how to sew darts to shape your garment

- how to insert a zip

- how to bind the neckline and armholes

- Patch pockets

- how to bind the neckline and armholes

- how to prepare and finish the hemline of a dress

Refreshments, biscuits and a warm creative environments will be provided.

DATE: Saturday 2nd March 10:30-2:30

COSTS: £80

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