Sew a blouse with gathering & bias binding ✄

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Over a total of 6 hours, make a flowing and flattering, easy to wear top. Our pattern features a gathered bodice that connects onto a flat yoke.  The neckline is finished with bias binding and an opening at the back neck is closed with pretty self fabric ties.  You will learn how to set in sleeves.

The photographed sample features a contrasting centre front. 

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What you will learn
  • Bust measurement, pattern markings, placement, transferring markings and cutting out
  • Finishing seams and hemming to achieve professional results
  • Gathering, how to set in sleeves and sewing with bias binding
What you will get
  • A flowing, flattering top
  • Instructions to make the top
  • A copy of your 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
  • Sewing machine thread complimentary to the main blouse fabric
  • Sewing machine thread complimentary to your choice of bias binding
  • 1.5 metre of 2.5cm wide bias binding
  • 1.8 metres of woven fabric in a light weight woven with beautiful drape
What to wear


Appropriate for

✄ Perfect for students who have completed our Sewing Basics Course

Suggested Fabrics

Soft woven fabrics with drape; rayon, lawn, voile, 


Thread Den

Vendor since 2013

Learn to sew and make your own clothes.

Located on Melbourne's vibrant Brunswick Street, in Fitzroy. At Thread Den you can start at the very beginning, take your skills to the next level, and find your own unique style.

At Thread Den it's just like a friend (a super nice clever one) teaching you and a few friends to sew. There is no need to clear off a space and find somewhere to work at home. When you come in; take advantage of having all the equipment on hand, lovely big cutting tables, smooth running Janomes with plenty of feet accessories, inspiring resources, and friendly people to chat to. Everything is right here. 

Students simply need to bring along their fabric, matching thread and notions like buttons, zips, etc.  Your teachers have years of experience, their own labels and businesses, and the desire to share their skills and craftsmanship with you.

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  1. Cancellation requests received the day before, the day of, or any time after a course start are not be eligible for a refund, are not eligible for transfer, and are not eligible for credit towards another course.
  2. All cancellations are subject to a 25% cancellation fee.
  3. Refunds will be processed back to the original payment method less the 25% fee.
  4. Refunds are processed as soon as notification of cancellation is received, allow approximately 3 days for your banking institution to show the refund to your account. 

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  1. Bookings (without date changes) are fully transferrable to another person without incurring any penalty.
  2. Participants may request a transfer to their booking without penalty up until fourteen (14) days prior to the course or workshop start date.
  3. Participants transferring their booking within fourteen (14) days prior to the course or workshop start date incur a $10 administration fee.
  4. Requests to transfer received the day before, the day of, or any time 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.

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26 May 2016 • Sew a blouse with gathering & bias binding ✄

This was a 'get back to sewing' task for me, which worked. I liked the instructor, who was very patient. Although we didn't get finished, there's lots of dates avaliable to come back and finish off.


16 May 2016 • Sew a blouse with gathering & bias binding ✄

More practice at gathering, and more practice at easing sleeves, which I definitely need. My favourite was learning how to make my own bias binding - I can see me using this knowledge much more. I also learned how to sew on bias binding as an edge detail. I used a vintage, second hand, embroidered tablecloth as my fabric, and this has encouraged me to continue experimenting, especially if I can also use my own home made bias binding for creating unique and economical apparel. The instructor was very helpful and hands on. She was encouraging at all times. I look forward to future classes with her.