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Tulip Tie Bolero featuring tulip sleeves

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Over six hours, make a bolero that is perfect for layering and when you want a little bit of shoulder coverage. It ties at the waist and front facings allow you to have contrasting sides to the ties. This top features gorgeous tulip sleeves (also known as petal sleeves).  

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The facing is top stitched, there are bust and back waist darts for feminine shaping.   

While making this top you will also use overlockers, sew gathers, set in a tulip sleeve and hem.

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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, attaching facings, and pressing for professional results.
  • Stitching perfect darts, facing and, top stitching detail.
What you will get
  • A top made by you
  • Instructions to make the top
  • 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
  • 1 metre of mid weight woven fabric
  • .5 metres of contrasting light to mid weight woven fabric for facings
  • Matching thread (optional for both fabrics) sewing machine thread and .5 metres interfacing
What to wear


Appropriate for

✄ Perfect for students who know how to use a sewing machine and have completed our sewing basics

Suggested fabrics:

Rayon, cotton and cotton blends, lawn, linen.


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


  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. 

Request for Transfer:

  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.

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

Effective 1 November 2019

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