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In-person classCOVID-19 SecureBeginners Dressmaking
5(8 reviews)
In this 6 week course we'll zip through all of the essential techniques you'll use time and time again in dressmaking.
Crofton Park, Brockley
£175 pp
1 session course
Beginner
What happens in this class?

We'll take you through measuring your body and making alterations, to demystifying pattern terminology, and of course constructing a garment. At each step, we'll run through multiple options for each technique: different seam finishes, zips and hems. You'll see there's never just one way to do things in dressmaking (and you don't always have to stick to the rules!). We want to encourage you to find your own personal way.

We'll be working on making a skirt during the course so you can see the magic of the techniques come together to make a…

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Things to remember

We have a well equipped studio with everything you need for dressmaking. We do have a small selection of fabrics and trims in the studio which you can purchase for a donation towards our tea and cake fund. If you would like to bring your own fabric you will need…

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Latest Reviews
5(8 reviews)
Anonymous - October 16th
Thank you so much! I had a great time and would highly recommend this course.
Amie - February 25th
I really enjoyed this class! Tracey and Jaime are both so welcoming and friendly and were helpful in answering questions I had before starting the class. My sessions were with Jaime, who is an excellent teacher! She was very patient and helped us every step of the way. This class is perfect for beginners and very practical so you learn by doing, plus there are handouts for you to refer back to. I would recommend to anyone!
Mia - December 20th
Learning some dressmaking & sewing basics in Tracey's garden studio was one of the best things I did in 2018 - the atmosphere was lovely, teaching was great, I walked away with a lovely skirt and both a thirst & the confidence to dive into more (beginner level) projects. Would really recommend this!
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Booking Options

There are no upcoming dates for this class. Let the teacher know about your interest and you will be notified when new dates are added.

You will only receive an email from us if new dates are added for this class, you will not receive any marketing emails, and that's a promise!

COVID-19 Secure

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Age Requirement

16

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

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Make Mee Studio CIC is a sewing social enterprise based in Lewisham. At Make Mee Studio we aim to mend our relationship with clothing by empowering children & adults with sewing and craft skills. Saving the planet one stitch at a time.

These are the core values that run through everything we do at Make Mee Studio:

ACCESSIBILITY The barriers to receive the skills that Make Mee Studio shares should be minimal. INCLUSIVITY Make Mee Studio believe that sewing & crafts are for everyone & endeavour to cater for every individual's needs. EMPOWERMENT To be creative is to be powerful. Creativity opens…

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Class Location
Crofton Park Community Library
Crofton Park, Brockley
375 Brockley Road,
Brockley,
SE4 2AG
London
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Reviews

Anonymous - October 16th
Thank you so much! I had a great time and would highly recommend this course.
Amie - February 25th
I really enjoyed this class! Tracey and Jaime are both so welcoming and friendly and were helpful in answering questions I had before starting the class. My sessions were with Jaime, who is an excellent teacher! She was very patient and helped us every step of the way. This class is perfect for beginners and very practical so you learn by doing, plus there are handouts for you to refer back to. I would recommend to anyone!
Mia - December 20th
Learning some dressmaking & sewing basics in Tracey's garden studio was one of the best things I did in 2018 - the atmosphere was lovely, teaching was great, I walked away with a lovely skirt and both a thirst & the confidence to dive into more (beginner level) projects. Would really recommend this!
Sigi Carson - December 11th
My daughter Lotte loves going to her sewing class on Wednesdays and has received loads of compliments for the trousers she made there. Jamie, the teacher, is great with the kids and has taught her a lot in a short time. We're so glad we found Make Mee.
Victoria John - December 10th
Tracey and Jamie are the best teachers - super patient, friendly and brilliant at making all the tasks easy to understand and super fun. I cannot speak highly enough of these lovely ladies. The studio is so welcoming and I love going back to learn more. 3 workshops ( 2 different skirt workshops and zip pouches) so far and more to come! If you want to learn about sewing whether you’re a beginner or an improver, this is the place to go! You won’t regret it.
Florence - November 20th
I had a fantastic time learning to alter some of my unloved clothes. I was able to take in a pair of trousers, alter the sleeves of a blouse and make a long cardigan into a cropped cardigan with elastic in the bottom to add shape. I feel that I learnt so many skills in such a short amount of time! The teachers were so friendly and helpful that I had a brilliant time. I feel so happy that I now have three new items to wear regularly that were just sitting at the back of my wardrobe. Thank you!
Mayuri - July 9th
I really enjoyed Tracie and Jamie's beginners dressmaking course, they were both full of knowledge and were happy to adjust the patter of the skirt to include extra things like pockets and pleats!
Margaret - June 2nd
A really great course with excellent teacher. Very laid back, friendly atmosphere, everything explained step by step as you go along, taking time to make sure everyone follows. Went away feeling like I had really learnt how to use a sewing machine and was very proud of my skirt.