Sew Weekender

Learn to sew a Bettine dress

Bring your serious sewing hats this is a fabulous and intense weekend of making and learning and upping your sewing skills. We will be making and shaking a beautiful Bettine dress one of the most popular makes of all time we believe! once you have made one your will want a whole wardrobe in different fabrics! Make your own dress with help from this easy-to-use sewing pattern.Bettine is an easy-peasy throw-it-over-your-head dress. It has a blousy bodice with scoop neckline, kimono sleeves which hang softly around the underarm, turn-up cuffs, elasticated waistline to cinch you in and flattering tulip skirt.The plain skirt version is a perfect project for beginners, as it’s simple to sew, with no fiddly darts, fastenings or set-in sleeves – yay! More experienced? Try the pocket skirt version and optional cuff tabs for a speedy, satisfying project.

Skill Level 

  • Improver
  • Adventurous Beginner
  • Confident Beginner

 What you learn:

  • Using and following a paper pattern
  • Copying and getting a perfect fit from your pattern
  • Fabrics, cutting out and preparation
  • Pcokets, facings and casings and more!
  • Top tips to make a professional finish from our expert teachers

 What you make: A Bettine Dress

We Provide: Patterns and equipment

Date: Saturday 30 March 10 – 3pm and Sunday 31 March 10 – 4pm

 Cost: £60 for both days

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