Description

Pattern Design: A beautiful modern pattern from PaperCut Patterns.  The Sigma dress features bust darts, waist and back darts. AND pockets! Every garment is better with pockets! You'll learn to how to sew gathers, how to insert an invisible zip and how to set in sleeves.

The patterns cover Bust Measurements from 82cm to 117cm, Waist Measurements from 62cm to 97cm and Hip Measurements from 88cm to 123cm.  Please email us if your measurements is outside this range and we will grade a pattern ready for your workshop.

Photographed Sample: Has been made in a rayon which gives great drape for the little gathers on the waist line. PaperCut Patterns

Notes on supplies: This dress will work in a wide variety of fabrics.  Consider; light to medium weight woven fabrics - Cotton, Linen, Woolsuiting... This pattern is not suitable for knit fabrics. As the simple little shift is unlined, avoid sheer fabrics or rough/itchy textures.  Ensure you select a closed end invisible zip (not the very similar light weight open ended zip). This pattern is not suitable for knit fabrics. For directional prints, large prints and fabrics with nap you should purchase extra fabric. For best results - pre-wash your fabric to reduce shrinkage.

Skills Checklist (what you'll cover):

  1. Taking bust measurements
  2. Choosing your size
  3. Pattern placement
  4. Tracing and transferring markings
  5. Cutting technique
  6. Sewing darts
  7. Setting in a sleeve
  8. How to sew gathers
  9. Finishing seams
  10. Inserting an invisible zip
  11. Sewin facings
  12. Top stitch hemming


Workshop skill levels explained – click here.

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Class Schedule

Nine hours in duration.

Weekend Event: 28 & 29 Oct. 10am-3pm (inc 30 mins for lunch).

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 perfect bust and waist darts. Sewing an invisible zip. How to sew gathers and facings, and set in sleeves.
What you will get
  • A stylish modern dress made by you
  • Instructions to make the shift dress
  • A copy of the pattern

What to bring
  • .3 metres of light weight fusible interfacing
  • 60cm invisible zipper
  • Fabric 140cm+ wide purchase 1.3 metres, or for fabric less than 140cm wide purchase 1.8 metres
  • Matching sewing machine thread
What to wear

Casual

Appropriate for

✄✄ Students who have completed Sewing Basics Weeks 1-3 and are confident enough to learn several more techniques


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Thread Den

Vendor sincce 2013

Have you played with the idea of learning to sew? Do you day dream about making your own clothes? 

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.

Thread Den is located at Level 1, 329 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. Start at the very beginning, take your skills to the next level, or find your own unique style.

Bookings and Cancellations Policy Link - http://www.threadden.com/_pages/bookings_cancellations.html

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

On occasion, Thread Den is forced to cancel a class due to low booking numbers. We really don't like to do this as we love to teach people to sew, knit and crochet, but if we don't cover our costs we can't run the class. In instances where Thread Den must cancel a class, enrolled participants will be notified 24 hours or more prior to the scheduled class and will receive a credit for a replacement class or a refund as required.

There are no refunds due to change of mind.

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Terms & Conditions

Cancellations of Bookings Policy

  • If you provide notice seven or more days prior to the start of your course, you will need to pay an administration fee of $10.
  • Cancellations or changes made with less than seven days notice before the start of a course, will forfeit 50% of the paid class fee.
  • Cancellations or changes made less than 48 hours prior to class commencement will forfeit the full course fee paid.

If you miss the second or subsequent sessions of course, you cannot be reimbursed for that session. You are encouraged to come in and use the Sewing Lounge during hours so you hopefully still finish your project.

Transfers of your course or workshop booking to a friend or family are fine.

Payment Policy:

Classes at Thread Den frequently become fully booked, so we require full payment to be made at the time of booking to secure your place. 

Payment can be made conveniently online with credit card, or at the store in cash, EFT or credit card or even via credit card over the phone.

Unfortunately, we can't tentatively hold or pencil in places without payment.

Thank you for reading all the details.

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Kim

15 May 2017 • The Sigma Dress with POCKETS ✄✄

This class was fantastic. We had a nice small class and Laura, the teacher, was as amazing as ever. It was fantastic to learn new sewing methods building on exisiting skills and classes, not to mention I now have a fantastic new dress that fits me amazingly, learning where and how to measure myself was great to learn also. I love being able to tell people I made the dress and it has pockets!

lear

07 December 2016 • The Sigma Dress with POCKETS ✄✄

This was a great class that I learnt a lot of new techniques from and made me much more confident with my own sewing. Laura who took the class was a wonderful teacher with a huge skill base.

Cathy

30 November 2016 • The Sigma Dress with POCKETS ✄✄

Such a popular class! Book early if you want to make this dress.