Dressmaking 101 with Charlotte Newland


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Would you love to make clothes but find patterns impossible to understand? This one-day class will demystify the dressmaking process, using the Zinnia pattern to make a beautiful skirt in the fabric of your choice. You will learn standard sewing terms and techniques that you can apply to other patterns and gain the confidence to sew your own clothes. This class will cover taking accurate measurements, accurate cutting and invisible zip insertion.

Please note that this pattern ranges from American sizes 0-18 and you can find the measurements for those sizes on the Zinnia size chart. Unfortunately, if your measurements fall outside of this range, this class may not be suitable for you because we won't be able to size the pattern up for you in class. Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions or are interested in arranging a private class instead.

About your teacher: Charlotte Newland is an accomplished dressmaker, quilter and all-round crafter. She is the winner of the Great British Sewing Bee 2016 and her quilts have received awards at QuiltCon and the Blogger's Quilt Festival. She lives in London with her husband, kids, dog, cat and sewing machines. Charlotte can be found online at charlottenewland.com

Skills needed: This class is suitable for dressmaking beginners, but you must know how to use a sewing machine.

Materials: The Zinnia pattern will be provided, but students will need to bring or buy the fabric, thread, zip, interfacing and buttons for their skirt. Please refer to the pattern back for exact fabric requirements for your size, but feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Sewing machines and all tools will be provided. All materials can be purchased at The Village Haberdashery and students receive a 10% discount when they purchase class materials in the shop.

Class size: 6

Date: Sunday, 28 May, 10am - 5pm

Location: Our West Hampstead shop at West Hampstead Square, London NW6 2BR

Please note that there are no refunds for class bookings. For more information about our classes, refer to our Class Policies or contact us at [email protected]
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