Make Children’s Clothes

    Learn to make a beautiful dress for your daughter or granddaughter in just two, 3-hour classes, with a range of fashionable patterns.

    Sewing class hosted by The Old School Club

    Beginners welcome

    Two session class

    The Old School Club, Unit 141, Battersea Business Centre, SW11

    What you'll learn

    Learn to make a beautiful dress for your daughter or granddaughter in just two, 3-hour classes, with a range of fashionable patterns from Oliver + S, Simplicity and New Look.

    In this class

    No previous dress making experience needed, this one is all about the in-class experience!

    Want someone to start their day, put on a cute little dress or skirt and know the love and care you've put into it? Don't worry about dress-making experience, just come relaxed and prepared for two mornings of creating that unique dress, the perfect gift for a loved one. Make some friends along the way, whilst learning how to:

    • read pattern
    • cut out & sew your favourite garment
    • personalise your dress with some beautifully simple design features
    • make similar outfits at home as further pattern is provided
    • finish your dress to a professional standard sizing from 6m to 4y and 5y to 12y


    Remember, we want to give you as much choice as we can to create your ideal dress. Check with your dress tutor that you're using the right pattern, as each pattern needs a different type of fabric. In September, you'll be treated to the fabulous Geranium Pattern by Made by Rae.

    • We have a small selection of fabrics for you to purchase here or you can bring your own. Aprox fabric cost (£7 to £15)

    Class location

    The Old School Club, Unit 141, Battersea Business Centre, Battersea

    99-109 Lavender Hill

    SW11 5QL


    About your host, The Old School Club

    A creative club to learn skills, make unique creations and feel inspired.

    The Old School Club is a welcoming creative hub, based in Battersea, South West London. The founder, Inma Goodhew, is part-time mother of two children, part-time creative visionary. Growing up in an environment where everything was handmade, personalised and familiar, her inventive upbringing lead to a passion for sharing her skills with others. Yet Inma hit a frustrating block, where, on maternity leave, she wanted to take some creative classes but there was nowhere in London aimed at parents with children. so Inma formed a sewing club and hired babysitters to look after the babies whilst the mums were learning and making. This started to grow into something much bigger, much quicker than Inma could imagine; from a network of young mothers to a devoted community, breeding creativity.

    Inma found that making things for herself, her family and her home allowed her to learn, improve and practice everything she know. Having done it all her life, she now uses her broad range of skills and styles to advise her clients on everything, from colours & patterns, to fabrics and furniture styling. Her true expertise lies in teaching beginners and keen crafters how to sew, paint, style furniture, upcycle, master embroidery and nail DIY projects. Her classes are always informative, bespoke, friendly, but most importantly, great fun.

    Inma appreciates that, as a mother of two, mums need their down time and it comes in no better form than getting creative and being social with other mums.   Inma is rightly proud of her bold career u-turn, transforming her profession from a senior IT role, to doing something she was truly passionate about - teaching, making and sharing with other creatives her entrepreneurial journey.

    Find us:

    • Just a stones throw away from Clapham Junction Station.

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    Flexible cancellation policy

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