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Make Your Mother Proud 2 - An Intro to Dressmaking Sewing Workshop




Make Your Mother Proud 2 - An introduction to dressmaking for beginners

So you fancy dressmaking but don't know where to start? Maybe you've picked up a pattern and found it completely baffling. This course will help you to decipher a dress pattern, interpret the information inside, measure for your size and make simple adjustments. We will then practice developing essential dressmaking techniques such as inserting a dart, ways to gather fabric (including shirring), pleats, hemming tricks and (drum roll, please!!) . . . the dreaded zip! As a final project we make a lined zip cosmetic bag to take home. After a full on fun packed day, you will have the skills required to use a simple clothes pattern and, armed with your practice samples, feel more confident about your dressmaking abilities. 

Once this workshop has been completed you could try your hand at Make Your Mother Proud 3 - An introduction to dressmaking for intermediates.

About your Teacher:

Fiona Hesford is a fashion textile designer who has been working in the fashion industry for over 20 years. She has a passion for fabric, colour and pattern and making clothes and is a regular contributor to Love Sewing and Sew magazines with dress patterns and general sewing projects.

Class Size:

Small class sizes, with a maximum class size of 8.


Ideally you should have completed "Make Your Mother Proud 1- An Introduction to Sewing on a Machine" before enrolling on this sequel day course, or be familiar with how to thread a sewing machine, as this course will assume a small amount of experience. 


Price includes all materials.


Workshops are held in our colourful and cosy studio, above the shop. There is lots of space to spread out and a separate chill out area to have a break. The shop is located in central Chichester, about a 10 minute walk from the train and bus station. The closest car park is The Cattle Market.

Clothkits Ltd, 16 The Hornet, Chichester, PO19 7JG

Tel: 01243 533180

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Delivery Charges

FREE delivery on all orders within the UK over £45!

Standard Delivery UK – £3.95

Express Delivery UK – £10.95

Next day delivery for orders placed before 1pm Monday – Thursday. Orders received on Friday before 1pm will arrive with you on Monday.  Orders placed over the weekend will be sent on Monday to arrive on Tuesday.  Please bear in mind that we do not open on Bank Holidays. This service is trackable, and will require a signature.

Europe – £7.25

Royal Mail International Standard Shipping – 5 – 14 working days depending on the location. For urgent European orders please contact us first. Not trackable.

Rest of the World

Small Parcels Less than 0.49kg £9 (approx 1 or 2 kits)
Medium Parcels 0.5 to 0.99kg £15
Large Parcels 1 to 1.99kg £30
Heavy Parcels 2kg + £65+

Royal Mail International Standard Shipping – 5 – 14 working days depending on the location. For urgent International orders please contact us first. Not trackable.

Please review to our International Sales Policy before placing an order.


If you are placing a large order and would like your package to have insurance, please contact us before ordering for a quote.  The cost will depend on the package and the location.

Sewing Machine Delivery

Sewing machine delivery is FREE within the UK, excluding Highlands and Islands.
The courier surcharge is approximately £25.
Unfortunately we do not ship sewing machines internationally.

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