If you have just started to make your own clothes but would like to learn new techniques, this course is for you. Ana, from CocoWawa Crafts, will guide you through all the steps to create Plum, a super comfy dress, perfect for the Summer months. During this intensive summer course, you will learn how to sew a button placket and buttonholes, how to create gathers for the skirt of the dress, sew inseam pockets or a flat sleeve and even add a cute ruffle. The neckline is finished with bias binding for a more professional look. At the same time, Ana will give you lots of tips on how to choose the size that is right for you, how to cut your fabric, make your seams look neat and more. At the end of the course, you will take the pattern pieces with you so that you can make the dress again as well as the booklet with the instructions.
Topics to cover:
> Getting all materials ready. Cutting pattern pieces and fabric.
> Sewing the dress following Ana’s guidance as well as a detailed booklet with a step-by-step tutorial.
> Shorting out easy fitting problems students may encounter.
> Finishing dress.
With this course the materials are excluded. You will get a little list with everything you need. You just have to purchase the materials; all tools and machines are included. If you don’t know what to buy, you can also purchase all materials in our little store. Then you can choose between different organic fabrics.
Ana is a Spanish sewing pattern and quilting designer who has recently moved to Amsterdam after ten years living in London. There, she attended courses in Pattern Cutting for Womenswear and Professional Sewing Techniques at the London College of Fashion. She runs a sewing pattern company called CocoWawa Crafts, where she sells digital dressmaking and quilting patterns. Ana is also a sewing and quilting tutor specialised in teaching children, teens and adult beginners how to sew. A few years ago, she pledged to create a handmade wardrobe, focusing on re-wearing all of the garments she has created along the years as much as possible and really focusing on making things with sustainability in mind. She also loves other crafts like knitting, cross-stitch and embroidery. Ana is a teacher in the Sewing Café and she also teaches courses in sewing techniques and quilting at De Steek.
*you should have made at least one garment before this class and feel confident using a sewing machine