Learn to make your first dress and to perfect your garment making techniques with this 2-full-day course hosted by Ana from CocoWawa Crafts. If you are new to dressmaking, you will learn how to choose your size, cut fabric and sew a dress from start to finish. We are also offering you the option to choose between two different patterns designed by Ana. On one hand you can go for Apricot, perfect for layering up all year around or to wear during the Summer. With this design you will learn how to sew gathers, attach a facing or add inseam pockets. The second option will be Plum, a super comfy dress that will teach you how to sew sleeves, buttonholes and finish the neckline with bias binding.
Topics to cover:
> How to choose your size, trace a pattern and cut your fabric.
> Sewing of the selected pattern from start to finish step-by-step.
> How to finish seams, apply interfacing and press.
> Many different sewing techniques from how to add inseam pockets to create gathers or use bias binding to finish a neckline.
> Lots of dressmaking tips and tricks shared along the two days of the course.
With this course it’s possible to choose the materials in- or excluded. The pattern is included. If you choose excluded, you will get a little list with everything you need. Then you just have to purchase the materials. All tools and machines are also included. If you don’t know what to buy before you come or you need some advise, you can also purchase all materials in our little store. Then you can choose between different organic fabrics. The batting we sell is from cotton, so all materials are animal-free as well (no wool is used).
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.