2019 07 30 09 9b013660 94da 0137 3f42 063bd7b5133d

The Sigma Dress with POCKETS ✄✄

Next Available: Sat, 07 Dec 12:30PM
4.5 hours x 2 Days
Book Now (http://weteachme.com/l/zobbmZMr)


In this Sigma Dress Workshop, you will make a modern and beautiful pattern from Papercut Patterns over 9 hours. The Sigma dress features bust darts, waist and back darts. AND pockets! Every garment is better with pockets!

You'll cover several techniques while making this dress; darts, gathers, invisible zips and learn how to set in sleeves... it is ideal for students who have made a garment or two like our Simple Shell Dress or A Line Skirt.  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: Perfect with Papercut's Sapporo Coat - 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 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
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
  • .3 metres of light weight fusible interfacing
  • 55+cm invisible zipper
  • Woven fabric >140cm wide - 1.3 metres, or <140cm 1.8 metres
  • Matching sewing machine thread
What to wear


Appropriate for

✄✄ Perfect for students who know how to use a sewing machine and have made items like our Simple A Line Skirt or PJ Pants

Suggested Fabrics

Light to medium weight woven fabrics. Cotton, Silk, Linen, Woolsuiting


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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Cancellation & Refund Policy

Cancellations or Request for Change:

  1. Participants may request a transfer to their booking without penalty up until seven (7) days prior to the course or workshop start date.
  2. Participants cancelling their booking up until seven (7) days prior to the course or workshop start date will receive a refund less a $10 administration fee.
  3. Requests to change received less than 7 days before an event will incur a 30% administration fee (including GST).
  4. Requests to cancel received less than 7 days before an event will receive a partial refund – incurring a 30% administration fee (including GST).
  5. Cancellation or requests to transfer received the day before, the day of, or 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.
  6. Bookings (without date changes) are fully transferrable to another person without incurring any penalty.

Notice periods above are based on your original booking date, if a transfer has been made, the notice periods do not reset.

Any refunds are made to the original method of payment.

Last updated 22nd May 2019.

This policy is available for viewing on our website - https://threadden.com/about/bookings-and-cancellations-policy/ 

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31 May 2018 • The Sigma Dress with POCKETS ✄✄

Great class - it finally gave me the confidence to tackle patterns. Learnt about gathers, invisible zips, darts, and pockets. Also the order of constructing a dress makes much more sense now! And now I have a beautifully fitting dress with pockets in a print I adore :-) Thanks Danielle for all your tips and wonderfully patient teaching ways.


16 March 2018 • The Sigma Dress with POCKETS ✄✄

Excellent class, really increased my skill level and Laura was a kind and patient teacher. And now I have a lovely dress!


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!

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