Come and join us for a fun day in our dressmaking studio, and make either one of these easy to make garments. The Agnes and the Orla Tunic Dress are so versatile, and can be made in a whole host of fabrics.
Agnes is an everyday tunic and is just so practical. It has useful pockets and a loop and buttton neck opening.
Orla is a swingy trapeze shape tunic with a a loop and button opening at the back, side pockets, optional bias trim edging. You can make it sleeveless or with short sleeves.
Both dresses are available in sizes S (8-10) Med (12-14) and Large (16-18).
The Agnes tunic has also been sized up to a XL (20-22)
Included in the price of the workshop is the paper pattern so you can make the dress over and over again.
About your Teacher:
Fiona Hesford is a fashion textile designer and stylist that has been working in the fashion industry for over 20 years. She has a passion for vintage, retro and folk styling, haberdashery, dresses and skirts, and reflecting this has recently launched a series of 'MAKE IT!' sewing kits including toys, bags and cushions for beginners.
Fiona is the creator of our hugely popular 'Make Your Mother Proud' sewing workshops that teach complete beginners and improvers how to sew.
Maximum class size of 6.
suitable for beginners/intermediates with some previous experience on a machine.
Agnes: You will need to provide 2m of 150cm wide fabric, or 2.3m of 112cm wide fabric. A button for the back fastening.
Orla: You will need to provide 1.50m of 150cm wide fabric (no nap), 1.80m of 150cm wide fabric (with nap), 1.80m of 112cm wide fabric (no nap), 2m of 112cm wide fabric (with nap). 2m bias binding (2.5cm wide) for around lower hem, and an optional 1.50m bias binding for around neck and sleeve if you decide to finish in this manner.
Both dresses look great in medium weight cotton, linen or linen mix, lightweight needlecord or chambray denim (similar weight as linen), or even a viscose fabric (for summer). You are welcome to bring your own, or choose from our huge selection in the shop.
1 full day.
Workshops are held in our colourful and cosy studio, above the shop. There is lots of space to spread out and a separate chill out area to have a break. The shop is located in central Chichester, about a 10 minute walk from the train and bus station. The closest car park is The Cattle Market.
Clothkits Ltd, 16 The Hornet, Chichester, PO19 7JG
Tel: 01243 533180