Beginners Dressmaking – The Cuff Top

We are so happy to be featuring this fantastic pattern as a special edition featured class and a series called the Beginners Wardrobe Perfect for beginners who have just started to experience the delights and satisfaction of sewing and creating for themselves using a machine and who want to start making their own clothes.
As we move back to a more normal existence we are starting to realise how our daily wardrobe staples have changed from smart casual to casually smart! The zoomarobe as we are calling it is easily becoming a more appealing option for our daily routines from home to home-office via the school run or a morning jo! At the Sewing School we have been using our time to research and experiment with new patterns which we feel reflect the new world we are emerging into, so many of our daily lives have and will change forever and for the better we hope !
We want clothing that will help us feel dressed but not over dressed,  and for those of us who have a new way of working from home a lot more now  and in the future, getting up and putting on a suit or a stuffy tight dress is just not going to tick any boxes.
So enter the Assembly Line, a modern range of sewing patterns made in Sweden and perfectly created to look sharp, trendy and comfortable.
We launch with the Cuff Top easy and satisfying to make yet elegant, the Cuff Top is The Assembly Line’s  most loved pattern and almost addictive to make. (So true we cant stop making it !) It has a straight fit and cap sleeves with wide elastic cuffs. The smaller size range comes with a boat neck and the larger size range has a keyhole opening with a button at back.

We offer this class in two different formats:

1. One-day workshop from 10 am to 5 pm, priced at £115

2. 3 or 4 week course priced at £165

This class is intended for individuals who have previously attended an absolute beginner’s introductory workshop or possess the fundamental knowledge and experience required to operate a sewing machine and have completed a few simple sewing projects. If you are unsure whether you meet these requirements, feel free to contact us for guidance.

During the class, you will create a beautiful Cuff Top.

We will supply you with the pattern and allow you to use our equipment.

You will need to bring your own fabric and notions (details provided below). If you are attending the one-day workshop, please remember to bring your own lunch.

The class size is limited to 6 participants.

You need to bring 

Fabric and notions: Suggested fabrics are light to medium light weight fabrics such as cotton, lawn or linen. 

The pictured Cuff top is sewn in a cotton plain

Fabric needed: 140-150 cm fabric width
XS 1.0 m / S 1.1 m / M 1.2 m / L 1.2 m / XL 1.4 m / 2XL 1.5 m / 3XL 1.5 m / 4XL 1.5 m

You will also need:

  • Matching thread
  • Elastic tape width 50 mm, XS 64 cm / S 70 cm / M 76 cm / L 82 cm / XL 80 cm / 2XL 86 cm / 3XL 92 cm / 4XL 98 cm
  • 0.3 m interfacing
  • 1 sew-in button for size XL-4XL

If you are coming to the one day workshop you need also to bring lunch.