MAKE A BUFFET DRESS
Chic, comfy and stylish, the buffet dress is a flowing, tiered loose-fit dress that became a lockdown hit! This course is suitable for a confident beginner and will give you a good understanding of garment construction.
In this course, you will make your own buffet dress using the Tilly and the Buttons Indigo Smock dress pattern.
In this course, we will walk you through all the steps involved in making your own buffet dress and build your sewing confidence. You will learn how to use a pattern, how to add pockets and sleeves to a dress, how to apply facings, and how to add gathers.
Bring your own fabric for this project, we can advise you what to buy and give you a list of suppliers that we love.
Gain a strong foundation of sewing skills which you can then apply to future projects. At the end of your course, you will be able to start making for yourself at home or progress onto our Garment Making Classes and further build on your skills and confidence.
- How to follow a commercial pattern
- How to cut and pin fabric using a simple pattern
- How to sew straight seams and different ways to finish them
- How to add a ruffle to a seam
- How to add pockets to an inseam
- How to insert sleeves
- How to finish necklines with a facing
- Adding bust darts and making any adjustments
9 teaching hours (4 evenings or 1 weekend)
1/2 – Suitable for confident beginners
COURSE TIME OPTIONS:
Thursday evening classes 6.20pm – 8.35pm
Weekend classes (Saturday & Sunday) 10.30am – 3.30pm
All classes must be taken consecutively
HOW TO BOOK IN:
You can book in and pay the course fee through this website page using the drop down menus above.
INCLUDED IN THE COURSE FEE:
All tutoring, pattern, tool use and sundries – you will need to bring your own fabric.
If you would like to bring your own sewing machine to use that’s absolutely fine – just let us know in advance
HOW OUR CLASSES WORK:
Tuition is given on an individual basis at each student’s bench to ensure a fully COVID-secure working and learning environment.
We run waiting lists for cancellation spaces on all of our fully booked courses – to be added to a list please email email@example.com. Please consider including your telephone number, as spaces sometimes become available at short notice.