Sew a Simple Shift Dress with an invisible zip ✄

Next Available: Sat, 26 Oct 10:30AM
2.5 hours x 3 Weeks
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In this Simple Shift Workshop, you will make a gorgeous dress over 7 hours. A shift dress falls from the shoulders, with limited waist shaping.

With only 4 pattern pieces, this is a great choice if you are looking to make your first garment and have taken our Sewing Basics Course (or similar).

This dress features: French darts, an invisible zip and an all-in-one-facing. While making the dress you will learn to use overlockers to finish fabric edges and use an invisible zip foot.

Workshop skill levels explained – click here.

What to wear it with: Layer this dress with Leggings for warmth - click to view.

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What you will learn
  • Taking measurements and choosing the right size, pattern placement and transferring markings, cutting technique.
  • Finishing seams with an overlocker, and pressing for professional results.
  • Stitching darts. Sewing an invisible zip. All-in-one neck/armholes facing.
What you will get
  • A shift dress made by you!
  • Instructions to make the shift dress
  • A copy of the pattern
Parking Info
  • Level 1, 329 Brunswick St, Fitzroy. Look for the red door.
  • Most Brunswick St parking is ticketed & max' 2hrs. However, longer time parking is available in the paid Coles Car Park.
  • Public Transport is the ideal way to get here - jump on the 11 tram & get off at Johnston St.

What to bring
  • 55+cm invisible zipper
  • Matching sewing machine thread
  • 2.5 metres of woven fabric (more details in your confirmation email)
What to wear


Appropriate for

✄ Perfect for students who know how to use a sewing machine and have completed our Sewing Basics for Beginners Course

Suggested Fabric

Light to heavy weight woven apparel fabrics: lawn, rayon, drill, denim, linen, wool blends. This pattern is not suitable for knits.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Cancellations or Request for Change:

  1. Participants may request a transfer to their booking without penalty up until seven (7) days prior to the course or workshop start date.
  2. Participants cancelling their booking up until seven (7) days prior to the course or workshop start date will receive a refund less a $10 administration fee.
  3. Requests to change received less than 7 days before an event will incur a 30% administration fee (including GST).
  4. Requests to cancel received less than 7 days before an event will receive a partial refund – incurring a 30% administration fee (including GST).
  5. Cancellation or requests to transfer received the day before, the day of, or after a course start will not be eligible for a refund, are not eligible for transfer, and are not eligible for credit towards another course.
  6. Bookings (without date changes) are fully transferrable to another person without incurring any penalty.

Notice periods above are based on your original booking date, if a transfer has been made, the notice periods do not reset.

Any refunds are made to the original method of payment.

Last updated 22nd May 2019.

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08 June 2019 • Sew a Simple Shift Dress with an invisible zip ✄

I absolutely loved this sewing class! If you are interested in learning to sew your own clothes I highly recommend this class! Thanks so much to the Thread Den Team!

Thread Den


Thank you for your review, I will pop that pattern into the post for you ASAP too.



28 May 2019 • Sew a Simple Shift Dress with an invisible zip ✄

Great fun. Terrific teachers. The time just flew.

Thread Den


It is the best when time flies while sewing! Emerging from a creative activity and thinking where did that time go? is a "state of flow".  

It feels soooo good... 

I just read that "people who have experienced this state of mind report higher levels of productivity, creativity, and happiness for up to three days after experiencing flow state" (in an article by Harvard professor Teresa Amabile).

See you again soon!


28 May 2019 • Sew a Simple Shift Dress with an invisible zip ✄

This is a great first item of clothing to make after the beginners course. Learning how to apply facing and invisible zip is such a great skill for future and the instructions and teachers made it so easy to follow. Having the take home pattern is a bonus. Can’t wait to make this item again in my own time.

Thread Den


Thank you for a great class! Check out our pinterest board for more ideas to style and customise your future shift dress projects - https://www.pinterest.com.au/threadden/shift-dress-ideas/

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