Make 'The Fielder' Sweater or Dress

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Make 'The Fielder' Sweater or Dress

Wednesday 09 January 2019

Session: 1


Time: 10.30am - 5.00pm

Level: New To Making Clothes

Maximum Class Size: 6

The Fielder can be made as a dress or lightweight sweater, it is a style designed by Merchant and Mills that is beautifully functional and versatile. As the weather starts to turn this is the perfect time of year to make up this garment and can be made using a wide range of fabric, from light double gauze to a drapey wool blend. Choose either a matching or contrasting cotton rib for the neckline and cuffs to create something really unique.

There is the option to make the Merchant & Mills 'The Tee' in this class instead. These two styles follow very similar making up techniques and share similar processes, if you would like to read more about this pattern click here

Level: 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.

In class you will cover the following techniques:

  • Understand commercial patterns

  • Fitting & adjustments

  • Pattern lay plans

  • Marking the fabric

  • Sewing ribbing to woven fabric

  • Tips and techniques on making up

  • Tools and equipment will be provided and the pattern is your to keep but you will need to bring your own fabric and ribbing. Lunch and light refreshmets will also be provided for you.

    Fabric Requirements


    Fabric 110-120cm Wide:
    Size 6 = 2.3m
    Sizes 8-10 = 2.4m
    Size 12 = 2.5m
    Size 14-18 = 2.7m


    Fabric 140cm Wide:
    Size 6-8 = 2.1m
    Sizes 10-18 = 2.3m


    Fabric 110-120cm Wide:
    Size 6 = 1.3m
    Size 8 = 1.4m
    Sizes 12-18 = 1.5m


    Fabric 140cm Wide:
    Sizes 6-8 = 1m
    Sizes 10-18 = 1.3m

    Suitable Fabrics: Medium weight woven fabric, washed linen, poplin, shirting, cheesecloth, brushed cotton, barkcloth, chambray, crepe, cotton prints, double gauze, lightweight denim, drapey wools & bonded jersey

    You are also entitled to 10% off anything in store should you wish to purchase your fabric from us either before or on the day of your class. Our team will be happy to help you choose something suitable! Please note that our shop opens at 11.00am on Sunday's so we recommend that you come in prior to your class so that you have a chance to browse.


    Moyna Hamilton studied clothing technology at London College of Fashion before going straight into the fashion industry and working as a pattern cutter. For over 18 years she worked for a wide range of companies from designers to high street suppliers and, after having children, she also successfully set up and ran her own children’s bed linen and accessories company called Eazy-Tiger. More recently she has been teaching in primary and secondary schools and is pleased to be combining her experience in schools with her years of experience in fashion to teach others the art of sewing, pattern cutting and making their own clothes.