Dan in Sleeveless Shell Top

Shell Top Sewing Course ✄

Essential garment making skills for beginners

Over 20 people have attended this class

Description

In a total of six hours, you can choose from two styles - keep it simple with one fabric, or choose to showcase a contrasting fabric in the yokes with the Adelle variation. 

The Simple Shell has bust darts, the Adelle has a yoke which allows you to feature contrasting fabrics. Both variations are sleeveless, have round necks and feature a box pleat in the back.

With only a few pattern pieces, either style is a great choice if you are looking to make your first garment and have taken our Sewing Basics Course (or similar). You will be taught step-by-step to:

  • Taking your measurements, selecting your size and laying out pattern pieces
  • Cutting technique, and transferring pattern markings
  • Simple variation - sew bust darts
  • Optional contrast variation - techniques to sew opposing  curves in a seam
  • Use overlockers to finish fabric raw edges and seams
  • How to create a pleat in the back
  • The essential technique: the "magic roll" method to an all-in-one facing/partial lining
  • Clipping back curves
  • Narrow hemming the scooped shape

Workshop skill levels explained – click here.

What to wear it with: perfect with any of our pants or skirts.

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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 bust darts or feature yoke and sewing full-facings.

What you will get

  • A wardrobe staple - made by you
  • Instructions and a copy of the pattern to make your top
  • In the event of a Lockdown, all workshops are moved ahead by 7 days. We try to minimise the impact on our timetable, but usually, all workshops (even those that were not scheduled during the Lockdown timeframe) move ahead by 7 days.
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 to match
  • Optional Contrast Fabric: .5 metres of light-to-medium weight woven fabric
  • Main Fabric: 1.5 metres of light-to-medium weight woven fabric

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 Fabrics

Woven apparel fabrics with drape: linen, rayon, lawn, crepe, challis.


Thread Den

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Learn to sew, craft and create with Thread Den. Workshops offered face-to-face and online.

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.

Thread Den has developed a teaching model that is supportive and nurturing, designed to make each student feel like the focus of our attention, whether you learn with us face-to-face or online.

At Thread Den it's just like a friend (a super nice clever one) teaching you and a few friends to sew, craft and create. 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.  

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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5.0 (2 reviews)
Becky
14 June 2019Shell Top Sewing Course ✄
The shell top course is great. I used it to learn how to make a basic pleat and self facing. The trick with rolling to make the facing was great and couldn’t be learned from a pattern. Slowly my sewing skills are improving. I’m making more of my own clothes
Thread Den 25 June 2019

That magic roll! You'll be able to use it on so many patterns, no need to have two part facings that flick up and out of place ever again. 

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Kim
08 September 2017Shell Top Sewing Course ✄
This class was great and I have a fantastic new top to wear. I can't wait to get into making another one. I loved using the interfacing and see it all come together. So much fun turning flat fabric into a 3D item I can wear

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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