A really versatile, flattering & stylish dress with a front pleat detail that is super easy to make! You will learn useful techniques you will use time and time again in dressmaking, cutting a pattern, marking, adding a facing. If you want to add optional pockets and a contrast band it may take a little longer than the 3 hours but we can get you started and you can finish at home or come to one of our sewing surgeries to complete it.
Location We have a well-equipped studio in leafy Brockley, South East London with everything you need for dressmaking. A tranquil space at the bottom of our garden! We will send the exact location when you book.
Nearest stations: St Johns (5 mins) Lewisham (15 min walk) Brockley (16 min walk) Great bus links too, Stop Tyrwhitt Road.
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.
Time & Location
Select a date and location you want and your teacher will get back to you to confirm their availability.
About your host, Make Mee Studio
Make Mee Studio is run by Tracey & Jaime. Two enthusiastic lifelong sewers (both sewing since they were 5 years old!) They love sharing their making skills with others, and have over 10 years of combined teaching experience working with adults and children. They offer sewing lessons, parties, alterations, makes and commissions in their Brockley, South East London based garden studio and are also available for external school and community projects.
Tracey is a very experienced seamstress who has been working in the business for over 18 years, she started as a costume assistant working for Grenada and the BBC going on to run her own bespoke label and then she began teaching 6 years ago and fell in love. She one of the most precise sewers you'll ever meet and always has a handy hint or trick up her sleeve. She loves keeping the studio neat, tidy and organised, everything has a place!
Jaime primarily studied Textile Design gaining a Masters from Chelsea College of Art. Her passion lies in sustainable fashion and textiles, she began teaching as an antidote to the endless cycle of fast fashion. Teaching people how to make and sew and fix and mend themselves can have a huge impact on how they consume and how they feel about their clothing. She is a self-taught dressmaker and loves encouraging people to make things unique, she's a magpie for anything, velvet, fluffy or sparkly and is terrible at keeping to Tracey's organised system!
If you have any questions, please contact Tracey & Jaime using the ‘contact host’ button on the website page.
We have a 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 bring along at least 1.5m of fabric if 1.5m wide or 2m if 1.15m wide. Please try to wash the fabric before the workshop. A medium weight woven is ideal. Feel free to get in touch before the class to discuss fabric choices.We will ask for your measurements/dress size before the class, so we can make sure we have enough of right sized patterns for everyone!If you would like to practice sewing on your own machine please feel free to bring it along.
All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.