Maximum Class Size: 6
During this single session class you will uncover how to use commercial dressmaking patterns and start to understand basic garment construction. In three and a half hours you will make up these classic unisex pyjama bottoms with elasticated waistband and drawstring detail. This pattern is a perfect staple and before long everyone will be wanting a pair!
This class is suitable for sewers at a beginner plus level, and is ideal for those who have completed our Essential Skills for Beyond Beginners class and would like to start using commercial dressmaking patterns to create your own clothes. You must already know the basics of how to use a sewing machine, this class is the perfect introduction to your dressmaking journey.
In class you will cover the following techniques:
Tools, equipment and refreshments are provided & the pattern is yours to keep but your are required to bring your own fabric.
Fabric Requirements: All Fabric Widths: 2.4m - 2.6m
Fabric Recommendations: Washed linen, Brushed Cotton, Flannel, Gingham, Seersucker, Medium weight cottons, Tana lawn, Poplin, Khadi cotton, Washed silk or Rayon.
Taking a class at Ray Stitch entitles you to 10% off everything in the shop, and we are always happy to help you decide which fabric to buy!
ABOUT YOUR TEACHER
Luisa Tobitt began to develop her interest in stitch and textiles whilst studying for a BA in Sculpture at Brighton University. Much of her work involved taking garments apart, reworking them and stitching onto them. On completion of her degree, Luisa returned to London and studied a Diploma in Theatrical Costume at Kensington & Chelsea College. She spent the next two years studying design, pattern cutting, construction and decoration for 18th Century dress and the Victorian era. Gaining a Diploma in Handcraft Tailoring at London College of Fashion closely followed this and three years later Luisa also gained a Postgraduate Diploma in Pattern Cutting & Garment Technology, also at London College of Fashion. With a strong love for vintage fashion, Luisa enjoys using vintage patterns, reworking vintage garments and studying traditional sewing techniques.
"Fantastic teacher, and [the shop staff] were always so helpful with advice about fabric and haberdashery accessories. The shop is a lovely environment. The course was great, all of us said how disappointed we were that we couldn't continue forever (or at least another week)!" Sacha
"I really enjoyed this course, it was great. It was everything I hoped it would be. I will definitely be signing up for another course." Helen