Make a Laurel Dress by The Old School Club - crafts in London
Make a Laurel Dress by The Old School Club - crafts in London

Make a Laurel Dress

Roll on down to Battersea at the Old School Club and learn how to make a fabulous Laurel dress with Colette patterns.

Sewing Class

3 hour class


Battersea SW11

Make a Laurel Dress
by The Old School Club

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3 hour class


Obby are back at it again with another dressmaking course. Roll on down to Battersea at the Old School Club and learn how to make a fabulous Laurel dress with Colette patterns.

In this class

This course, which runs over two separate classes, is for beginners and intermediates - no previous dress-making experience is required.

Easy to sew and outstandingly versatile, the laurel dress is more challenging than the ginger Colette's offered up in The Old School Club's alternative dress-making course. This really is a lovely dress and comes in four different styles to make it your own. As if that were not enough, it:

  1. has yardage and instructions for underlining, with a potential to use sheer or lace fabrics
  2. includes menswear-style patch pockets
  3. features classic 1960s style gathered cuffs
  4. is an easy pullover blouse - pure comfort!

All versions are semi-loose, have a fitted bust and back darts for a smooth shape. With no front seams or waist darts, the Laurel is an ideal choice for prints that may be difficult to handle, namely stripes, plaids, or large scale florals.

The Old School Club specialise in modern, simple and in-fashion patterns. You could make do with buying a dress that doesn't quite go with your style OR make something that you will actually want to wear, using a variety of different patterns and styles.

Get ready for two 3-hour sessions of fun. Let the fashonista in you run wild and create something that'll be turning those heads down the street.

By the way

  • Making a simple dress is an ideal way to begin dress making and learn new skills. You'll come away with an elegant dress made to your measurements.
  • This course is ideal for those with some sewing experience but new to pattern reading or dressmaking.
  • We have a selection of fabrics for you to purchase, if you are planning to bring your own please check what supplies will need in the chart below or on Colette's website
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Class location

99-109 Lavender Hill
SW11 5QL

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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.

Make a Laurel Dress
by The Old School Club
3 hour class