Beginners Dressmaking - Sew the Jaimie Pyjama Bottoms| 24th September

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Beginners Dressmaking - Sew the Jaime Pyjama Bottoms

This sewing workshop is aimed at complete beginners who want to learn to make their own clothes. In this workshop you will make your own pair of the Tilly and the Buttons “Jaimie Pyjama Bottoms or Shorts”. They are simple to make and an ideal first dressmaking project, plus they’re super comfy and look good as well!

There are two waist options, either an elasticated waist, or a drawstring waist, with a relaxed fit leg. Sizes start from: 79cm/31 inch hip (suitable for teenagers) – up to a UK size 34 (155cm/61 inch hip).

Come and learn a new skill in a relaxed, friendly environment. Our brand new studio space is located opposite our city centre store in the heart of Cornwall.

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Ability Level: Complete Beginners

Course Duration:Sunday 24th September, 10am - 4pm with half an hour for lunch

You will learn:

- How to get used to your sewing machine

- Learn how to read a pattern

- How to select the right pattern size

- How to make your own pair of pyjama bottoms

- The basic skills to then go on to make trousers and other clothes

You will need to bring:

Tools needed:

- A sewing machine in good working order

- A basic sewing kit, including dressmaking scissors, small scissors, dressmakers’ pins, tape measure, seam ripper, 2 safety pins hand sewing needles

Materials needed:

- Suggested Fabrics are: Light to medium weight cotton, cotton lawn, brushed cotton, shirting, quilting cotton, flannel

- The pattern suggest between 1.7m-2.5m of 150cm wide fabric, according to your size. Or a length of 2.5 metres, if your fabric is 115cm wide (for any size)

- Thread to match your fabric

- 1 inch (2.5mm) wide elastic for the waist

- A small scrap of interfacing (for the drawstring version only)

Get 10% off course materials at Truro Fabrics. Please show your booking confirmation at the till to access this discount.

About your tutor:

Wendy is a bespoke dressmaker and costume maker. She studied fashion design and pattern cutting in London back in the 1970’s and also qualified in millinery. She started her career working for a London film and stage costumier, making costumes and has also worked in pattern cutting and size grading for a high street store. Since then she has been dressmaking and making stage costume, historical costume, bridal and prom wear. Her speciality is working with finer fabrics with focus on detail and fit. You can find out more about Wendy at

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