Make The Magnolia Wrap Dress

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Make The Magnolia Wrap Dress

Begins: Monday 16 September 2019

Ends: Monday 30 September 2019

Session: 3


Time: 7.00pm - 10.00pm

Level: Improvers

Maximum Class Size: 6

This three week dressmaking course will teach you how to make the Deer and Doe Magnolia Mock Wrap Dress. Throughout the course you will learn new sewing skills and techniques to improve your dressmaking ability and make you more confident in garment construction.

This elegant mock-wrap dress has the option of a plunging or regular neckline, maxi skirt with a slit or short skirt, and long sleeves or butterfly sleeves. You can mix and match these options to create a look that suits you!

Level: This workshop is suitable for those who are already competent machine sewers with a little experience in using a commercial dressmaking patterns.

You will cover the following techniques in class:

  • Taking body measurements & choosing the right size to cut

  • Grading between sizes

  • Understanding more complex commercial dressmaking patterns

  • Garment construction techniques and tips

  • How to insert a sleeve

  • Tools and equipment are provided and the pattern is included but you are required to bring your own fabric.

    Fabric Requirements:

    Maxi Skirt & Long Sleeves

    Fabric 115cm wide: 5.3m

    Fabric 140cm wide: 4m

    Short Skirt & Butterfly Sleeves

    Fabric 115cm wide: 3.7m

    Fabric 140cm wide: 2.5m

    Fabric Recommendations: Bamboo silk, bamboo drape, viscose, crepe, laundered linen, cotton chambray, poplin or lawn.

    Booking a class at Ray Stitch entitles you to 10% off everything in-store and our team are happy to help and advise on fabric choice and requirements for either pattern.


    Jess Radley has been sewing for several decades having taught herself on an old hand-turned Singer machine, she learned how to make clothes by taking apart old garments, making patterns from them and re making them. Jess has more recently done formal training in men's tailoring at CityLit and in producing digital drafts of her hand drawn patterns at London College of Fashion. Her current sewing passions range from made-to-measure men's shirts to baby clothes and quilts and she's also designing a range of sewing patterns. Jess loves to pass on her sewing and pattern making knowledge to others by teaching our fledging students.

    Moyna Hamilton studied clothing technology at London College of Fashion and immediately started her career in the fashion industry after she graduated working as a pattern cutter. For over 18 years she worked for a wide range of companies from independent designers to high street suppliers. After having children, she successfully set up and ran her own children’s bed linen and accessories company called Eazy-Tiger. More recently Moyna has been teaching sewing in different schools around London and has been with us now for over 6 years! She is pleased to be combining her years of teaching experience with her extensive knowledge in clothing to teach others the art of sewing, pattern cutting and dressmaking.