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Simple Shift Dress Sewing Course ✄

A great project for beginners to build skills!


Next Available: Fri, 16 Apr 6:00PM (AEST)
3 hours 30 minutes x 3 Weeks
Book Now (https://threadden.weteachme.com/l/WPG6Mizr)

Description

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

Casual

Appropriate for

✄ Budding Sewing Enthusiasts: You've been dipping your toes into the seductive world of sewing by making accessories and homewares from stable woven fabrics. Threading your sewing machine is getting familiar (maybe you are still double checking a couple of things in the manual). Sewing at seam allowance isn't a foreign concept. You have followed basic patterns and instructions. Terms like grainline and selvedge are not unfamiliar to you.

Suggested Fabric

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


Refund Policy

See Terms & Conditions.

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Terms & Conditions

Taking part in a workshop at Thread Den is fun and we love teaching people our craft, but here we have to get serious for a moment:

It is your responsibility to clear your diary for the booking you've made - especially if there are multiple sessions in your course. If you want to finish your project(s), you need to attend all workshops. You'll also need to arrive on time. We can't start again because it just isn't fair to your fellow participants. 

Allow us this indulgence for a second, our workshops and courses - they are usually sold out weeks in advance. It isn't a quick switch to pop you into another workshop. If we have an appropriate session where you can attend to keep going, we will try to offer you a discounted space. If that isn't possible, you will need to book a private lesson to stay on track (the minimum cost is NM -$144 or M -$119.52). 

We also won't follow you up to check that you are coming along to class and/or that you have the right supplies for your class. Almost every workshop will require you to bring along your supplies, for some workshops we sell a supplies kit at an additional cost - but not for all. If you are unsure about what you need, just shoot us an email - info@threadden.com .  We also want you to learn and love what you make as much as possible, please carefully consider the fabrics we recommend that you use. If you choose a fabric that is suited to a more advanced level you aren't going to enjoy your experience.

We've tried to answer any questions you could have in the workshop description, but again, don't hesitate to email us for any further details or with any queries. We loooove to see that fabric you are thinking of using and sending you off to some of our favourite fabric and habby suppliers. 


Thanks for sticking with us and reading through these annoying details. Here's the stuff that is often hidden behind an *asterisk* or in teeeeenie little print:

Refund Policy

  • All refunds are subject to a 25% administration fee.
  • Refunds will only be processed back to the original method of payment.
  • Refunds are processed as soon as practicable. While Thread Den’s part of the process should be undertaken within three days of notice, the combination of the bookings platform and your banking institution’s processes will also influence the exact amount of time taken for you to receive the refund.

Transferring Your Booking

  • If you wish to transfer your booking to another workshop we require at least four days notice prior to the start date of your original workshop/course booking.
  • Bookings without date changes can be transferred to another person without incurring any penalties.
  • Changes to your workshop or the commencement date (within all other terms listed here) will incur a $10 administration fee.
  • Changes to your booking date will not reset the four day notice period.

Medical Events

  • If you feel unwell, do not attend your workshop. With the supply of a medical certificate or COVID-19 testing referral covering the date of your workshop, you will be able to transfer your booking without incurring any penalties.
  • Your safety is our priority, we reserve the right to make decisions if necessary to preserve the safety of all. 
  • In the event of a medical emergency, we may have to seek ambulance services on your behalf and at your expense.

Course Cancellations 

  • Classes are subject to sufficient enrolment numbers (usually this is 3 participants).
  • We reserve the right to cancel any scheduled course. In the event of a cancellation, students will be notified two days before the scheduled start date and refunds will be provided.


This policy can be viewed on our website - https://threadden.com/about/bookings-and-cancellations-policy/

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Dianne

08 June 2019 • Simple Shift Dress Sewing Course ✄

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

25/06/2019

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

Danielle

Mette

28 May 2019 • Simple Shift Dress Sewing Course ✄

Great fun. Terrific teachers. The time just flew.

Thread Den

29/05/2019

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!

Nina

28 May 2019 • Simple Shift Dress Sewing Course ✄

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

29/05/2019

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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