Make a dress that is perfectly you. Choose from our pattern options that all feature simple design and a good fit. Each dress pattern has options for length and/or sleeves making them great layering pieces.
Great for a first time dressmaking project. Learn:
cutting a commercial pattern
how to make simple adjustments for length & fit
sewing in-seam or patch pockets
making a professional finish
Here are the pattern options in order of difficulty from easy to more complex. Please let us know which dress you would like to sew:
Michelle Dress - a simple dress with gathered skirt, length options, also great for layering as a pinafore. Sizes from 2 years old to adult XXL.
Farrow Dress - an a-line dress with sleek in-seam pockets. Sizes 0-30.
Wiksten Shift Dress - a shift dress with added details like side slits and back yoke with subtle gathering. Sizes from 0-22. - SORRY, WE ARE SOLD OUT OF THIS ONE.
Sewing Level: Intermediate - suitable for those with some sewing experience who want to try dressmaking or improve their skills. Adults and older youth welcome.
NOTE: Please ask us for help to choose the right pattern for your style and skill level.
Includes: 9 hours of instruction and a copy of the pattern. Supplies extra.
Our store stocks a large selection of fabrics for you to purchase from for this class at a 10% discount.
Instructor:Rosalyn Faustino is a local maker working mainly in sewing and weaving. She has been teaching and encouraging sewists for many years. Her heart gets excited when she shares and talks about fibre and textiles with makers and curious minds.
Want to sew a jersey dress instead? Register for our Sewing With Knits Class.