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Merchant & Mills Ladies Trapeze or Childs Trapezette Dress | Chichester Dressmaking Workshops




During this two day workshop you can choose to make either the Merchant and Mills ladies Trapeze or the girls Trapezette dress.

The Trapeze dress is an incredibly versatile pattern with lots of room for adaptation. Once you know how to sew one, you won't be able to stop, the possibilities are endless! The pattern is for UK sizes 8 - 18.

The Trapezette dress is the little girl version and is a charming interpretation of the ladies Trapeze dress. It has just the right swish factor for the little fashionista in your life. The pattern is sized for 3 - 7 year olds, which is equal to 101cm - 121cm in height.

Included in the price of the workshop is the paper pattern so you can make the dress over and over again.هت

The next course date is:

  • Thursday 16thهتand Friday 17th July 2020.

About your Teacher:

As well as being an incredible designer, pattern cutter and seamstress Maria Pulley is also an excellent teacher, whose passion for sewing is infectious. She totally loves the whole process of creating a garment, from the concept through to the craft of making it.

Class Size:

Maximum class size of 6.


This course is great for beginners, but equally satisfying for those with some experience.


You will need to provide between 1.5m - 2.25m of fabric, depending on the size of the dress, width of fabric and direction of the nap / print. The dress looks great in light to medium weight wovens that have a good drape, or soft wools and tweeds are perfect for a winter dress. You are welcome to bring your own fabric, or choose from our vast selection in the shop.

Course Duration:

2 full days. Tuesday 15th and Tuesday 22nd October 2019, 9.30am - 4.30 pm.


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



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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