Beginners & Improvers Dressmaking - 6 week course - Starting Monday 11th October 2021 (Evening)

Beginners & Improvers Dressmaking - 6 week course - Starting Monday 11th October 2021 (Evening)

  • £130.00
    Unit price per 
If you would prefer to pay a 20% deposit to secure your place on the course, please call or email us and we can arrange this for you. Full payment is due 2 weeks before the course start date and if not received after a reminder email your deposit will, unfortunately be lost.

If you have never made a garment before or have made garments but want to take your dressmaking to the next level, this is a great course for you!  

With a large classroom and max. 8 participants, our tutor Carol will work with you on your pattern to create a dress you will wear and enjoy. 

If you are a beginner at dressmaking we suggest that you bring a simple dress pattern such as one from the following pages:  (no harder than the confident beginner level)

Alternatively, if you have covered the basics but want to stretch your ability, pick a more challenging pattern to bring along that takes you out of your comfort zone.

You can bring your own fabric or choose in store (if your pattern is suitable with a mid-weight cotton) and either bring your sewing machine or book to use one of ours.

Our tutor, Carol will give you an intro. into dress making, explaining processes as you go, from how to cut your fabric and get started, to seams, zips and hems!  She will then work with you to bring your pattern to life showing you tips and tricks to make up your dress and making any minor alterations along the way.

Carol is an experienced sewer who has been dressmaking since she was 10 and with over 35 years working as a teacher in various schools. She will help you to gain the confidence to venture into your next level of dressmaking on your own!

If you finish your garment before the 6 weeks have finished, we have other projects that you can work on 

If you are in any doubt as to whether this course is suitable for you, call us on 0330 122 4809 to discuss.

Date Time
Monday 11th October 7pm - 9pm
Monday 18th October 7pm - 9pm
Monday 1st November 7pm - 9pm
Monday 8th November 7pm - 9pm
Monday 15th November 7pm - 9pm
Monday 22nd November 7pm - 9pm

Come along and join in with our friendly classes in our COVID secure, light and airy, air-conditioned classroom.  Plenty of Tea, Coffee and Cake is always available.

This class will have no more that 8 participants.

If you like the sound of this course but cannot make the dates, drop us an email at and we will let you know when we are running the course at a suitable time.

This course is run by Carol at our shop in Banbury, Oxfordshire. See our contact page for more information.

ANY COURSES THAT NEED TO BE CANCELLED DUE TO COVID LOCKDOWNS WILL BE FULLY REIMBURSED.  If you need to cancel due to COVID related isolation, we will work with you to provide catchup sessions and/or rearrange your booking if necessary.

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