Pattern Design: A slip over the head top, you can use it as lingerie to pop on under blouses so that they fall perfectly, use it as a layering piece under shear tops, or make the slip a statement piece of its own. A lovely design with low round neckline, our only top with Princess seams.  Princess seams create an elongated torso in your garments and look incredibly flattering. You could vary the hemline for a shorter or longer top. You will also learn how to sew bias binding (with your instructions included three different methods) as you finish the neckline and arhmoles.

Photographed Sample: Our Summer Slip is made from a Lincraft floral woven cotton.  It is light to mid weight.  The Princess Seams have been highlighted by overlaying the centre front with a simple cut out white lace.  We've finished the arm holes and neck with a pre-made cotton bias tape in hot pink. 

Styling Ideas & Notes On Supplies: This top will work in light to mid weight fabrics with drape - a drapey rayon would be ideal. This pattern is not suitable for knit fabrics. For best results - pre-wash your fabric to reduce shrinkage. 

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Class Schedule

6 hours in total

Sundays 17th and 24th September from 10am to 1pm

What you will learn
  • Pattern placement, transferring markings and cutting technique
  • Finishing seams and narrow hemming
  • Sewing beautiful smooth Princess Seams and apply bias binding
What you will get
  • A Summer Slip made by you
  • Instructions to make many more
  • A copy of the pattern

What to bring
  • Sewing machine thread to match
  • Fabrics: Rayon and other soft, light weight woven fabrics
  • 2 metres of pre-made bias binding/bias tape
  • For fabric 145cm+ wide bring 1.2m
  • For fabric 110cm wide bring 1.8m
What to wear


Appropriate for

✄✄ Students who have completed Sewing Basics Weeks 1-3 and are confident enough to try one challenging new technique


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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.

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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.

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02 November 2016 • Sew a Princess Seam Top ✄✄

Sewing a simple top. I learnt amazing dressmaking techniques. Great class, lovely relaxed environment with enthusiastic teachers. Totally fantastic experience.


30 October 2016 • Sew a Princess Seam Top ✄✄

I learned how to sew bias binding properly! Now I have a cool summery top that I badly need for work wear, and I intend to lengthen the pattern to make a long slip dress. I love princess seams - they are the most flattering to my figure.