Make 'The Moneta' Stretch Jersey Dress

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Make 'The Moneta' Stretch Jersey Dress

Sunday 05 August 2018

Session: 1


Time: 10.00am - 5.00pm

Level: Improvers

Maximum Class Size: 6

“Moneta” is the name given to the dress that you will be making in this class, the pattern was designed by Colette and is one of our favourites! It has a gently curved, wide neckline, a fitted bodice, and a shirred skirt with very practical in seam pockets. Version 1 is sleeveless dress with a lined bodice and a narrow round that laps at the centre back. Version 2 has an unlined bodice and short sleeves, while version 3 has an unlined bodice and 3/4 length sleeves. This very comfortable dress is one that you will find yourself making over and over again until your wardrobe is full!

Level: This class is suitable confident machine sewers who have a good grasp on basic sewing projects (cushions, bags, pencil cases, simple tops etc.) This class follows on well from our Introduction to Machine Sewing / Dressmaking 6 Week Courses or equivalent. Students must have attempted to make their own clothes using a commercial sewing pattern and confidence using the sewing machine is essential. This class is the perfect introduction to sewing with knits!

In this class you will learn the following techniques:

  • Sizing & body measurements

  • Understanding commercial dressmaking patterns and their notations

  • Lay plans and cutting the fabric

  • Techniques that are unique to sewing with stretch fabric

  • Garment construction tips

  • The pattern is included and will be yours to take away but you will be required to bring your own fabric for the garments.

    Fabric Requirements:

    Version 1

    Main Fabric 140cm wide

    Sizes 4-10: 2.3m

    Sizes 12-26: 2.4m

    Sizes 28-30: 2.5m

    Lining Fabric: 1.15m

    Version 2

    Main Fabric 140cm wide

    Sizes 4-10: 2.3m

    Sizes 12-22: 2.4m

    Sizes 24-30: 2.7m

    Version 3

    Main Fabric 140cm wide

    Sizes 4-6: 2.3m

    Sizes 8-18: 2.4m

    Sizes 20-30: 2.6m

    Fabric Recommendations: Medium to lightweight jersey knit, baby rib knit, light sweatshirts or ponti di roma. We have a range of Art Gallery printed cotton jersey's  and organic jersey's to choose from, or you could make your dress in one of our bamboo knits and enjoy the natural properties of bamboo's slinky drape. Lining fabric must be a lightweight jersey knit.

    We will provide lunch and refreshments throughout the day.