This workshop will take you through an in person step by step guide of the details behind making a minimal, elegant slip dress – a wardrobe staple piece that’s easy to dress up or down. You’ll come out the other end with a custom made garment that you can strut down the street and respond to compliments with a hair flick and a casual “Oh this dress? I made it.”
It’s a pretty straight forward process that involves basic sewing knowledge (being able to sew a straight line) and going through it properly once, will then give you the ability to whip up all the slip dresses you want!
Sewing is such a practical and rewarding activity. Getting lost in the creative and technical process is like meditation in that you’re fully consumed by it and in the moment. Then wearing the piece you’ve made and knowing the time, effort and love that went into is an indescribable feeling.
If you are new to the sewing machine, we recommend you book into our Sewing Basics Workshop before doing this class.
ABOUT MADELINE RAWLINGS
Madeline Rawlings is a graphic designer by day and passionate creative/maker by night. She’s been sewing ever since her course in high school and kept it as an on going growing hobby. This led to starting The Essentials Club, a personal blog utilised as a platform to encourage her to make the time for personal creative outlets, with the aim to help spread the ethos of making the essentials and ethically sourcing the rest.
Through these workshops she wants to teach others that being resourceful can be done in style. There’s something so rewarding about having things around your home or in your closet you’ve made by yourself for yourself.
The Essentials Club is a hub for creative doers with how-to tutorials, travel guides, and design tips/freebies. Helping you get onto the path of living a simple yet full life with only the essentials – rich in meaningful creations and experiences.
- A chance to build on your basic sewing skills and put them into action
- A custom made slip dress
- Take home pattern and overview of steps
- A fun day of creating!
- Sewing Machine - Please make sure your machine works and you have all the bits and attachments for it before you come to the class!
- Fabric - Please bring non stretchy fabric we recommend a light/flowy material (eg. Linen, Cotton, Silk)
- How Much To Bring - sizes 6-10 bring 1.5-2 metres off the roll / Sizes 12-16 bring 2.5-3 metres off the roll (or measure a dress you own across the front then times that measurement by 2.5m)
Anyone with basic sew machine skills who wants to learn how to sew using garment patterns
Vendor since 2014
Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill.
From printmaking and stencil art through to music and gardening. From life skills and personal development through to blending tea and parkour, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.
Locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle
Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. If you do miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email firstname.lastname@example.org to organise a refund or transfer.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.
Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Work-Shop or organised by Work-Shop must agree to these terms and conditions.
1.) LIABILITY WAIVER
- Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property property brought into Work-Shop’s premises.
- Any physical injuries sustained as a result of participating in any class or event organised by Work-Shop.
I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Work-Shop.
2.) PHOTO & VIDEO
I agree to give Work-Shop unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Work-Shop classes and events or on Work-Shop’s premises. (Don’t worry, we’ll only these use to show others how much of a rad time you’re having through social media, newsletters, blogs, website and general Work-Shop promo material)
Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. Email email@example.com to organise a refund.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes. Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.