4 Week Intro to Dressmaking Workshop


York Dressmaking Course

Introduction to Dressmaking

This sewing course is a great follow up to our 3 or 4 week beginner sewing workshop.  During this 4 week class, you will develop and extend the skills you have already learnt and complete 2 lovely garments.

This is a great weekly class to further your skills into dressmaking.

This sewing workshop takes place across 4 consecutive weeks and each workshop is 2.5 hours long.

Week 1-2:
During week 1 & 2's sewing class you will sew up a lovely loose fitting top that pulls on over your head.  It has a V neckline which is very flattering and you will learn how to sew darts at the bust and learn how to inset sleeves. 

For this class you will require: 1m50cm-2metres of fabric if your fabric measures 145cm wide or 2 metres if your fabric measures 112cm in width depending on your size. Suggested fabrics are a light weight woven fabric such as: viscose/rayon, cotton lawn, linen or a quilting cotton.

You can bring along your own fabric or purchase fabric in the shop or online prior to the course. Please note we do not have fabrics for sale at our Clifton Moor studio, so please ensure you bring along your fabric and coordinating thread.

Week 3-4:
In week 3 & 4's sewing class you will sew up a lovely round neck knit jersey top. You will be taught how to sew with knit fabrics, how to attach a neckband, how to insert the sleeves and how to finish off your garment.

For this class you will require: 

1m50cm-2m50cm of fabric depending on your size. We will advise you on this during the previous week's class. Your fabrics need to be a Lightweight stretch knit fabric such as cotton jersey, viscose jersey or wool jersey.  Please check the fabric can be stretched crosswise at least 25% wider than it's original width, and that is pings back down to size after stretching.

A pattern will be provided on the day.  If you wish to buy any fabrics or notions to use during the workshop, all attendees will be entitled to a 10% discount in store at Sewcialising.


Week 1: Thursday 11th January 2024
Week 2: Thursday 18th January 2024
Week 3: Thursday 25th January 2024
Week 4: Thursday 1st February 2024
Evening 5:30-8:00PM
Location: Sewcialising - 1st Floor, 6 Concept Court, Kettlestring Lane, York YO30 4XF

Please note, if you, or any one else in your household is displaying Covid-19 like symptoms, please do not attend the workshop.

Please read our Workshop Booking Terms and Conditions thoroughly prior to booking a space on a workshop - thank you.