Ruched Bodycon Dress (Stretch Fabrics)

Ruched Bodycon Dress (Stretch Fabrics)

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Learn how to make the chic ruched bodycon dress, using stretch fabrics. This is a great introduction to sewing with stretch fabrics. You will learn about needle types and how to sew stretch.


This workshop is delivered over two sessions:

21st July 6.30pm - 9pm (Part 1)

22nd July 6.30pm - 9pm (Part 2)


Workshop Breakdown:

1. Using the measurement chart

2. Understanding a commercial pattern (McCalls M7833)

3. Laying your pattern on fabric for stretch

4. Pattern symbols and markings

5. Cutting out

6. Following and understanding a commercial pattern

7. Sewing the dress

8. Inserting sleeves

9. Rouching

10. Finishing and hemming stretch fabrics



This pattern is suitable for sizes 6 to 22


Please note: Make sure you size is available before booking, patterns can not be amended / changed on the day. 


There are 3 different styles to choose from, short, assymetrical or long with split. You can view these on pic no.4


Fabrics needed:

Sizes  6 - 14 = 2 metres at 150cm wide

Sizes  16 - 22 = 2.5 metres at 150cm wide


If your fabric is shorter than 150cm wide, you will need more in length.  If you are buying velour or velvet type fabrics, please contact the studio for assistance, as you will need more fabric, due to the pile of the fabric.


Suitable Fabrics:

Two way stretch knits, velvet, jersey, velour, spandex, interlock, rayon. 

The fabric must be a 50% stretch. this means if you have a piece that measures 10cm, it must stretch to 15cm on your ruler.



You will need to bring 3 metres of 1cm wide ribbon to create your ruching on the dress. 


To take home:

Included in the price of this workshop is a McCalls M7833 pattern for you to work with and take home, worth £10.50


COVID-19 Update:


Your safety is important to us!


We will now be reducing the size of the workshop from 6 people to 3 people per class, to adhere to the social distancing measures. As we are reducing the class numbers, it is important that students adhere and respect our cancellation policy, until we can get business back to normal, and teach at the required capacity.


On entering, we will have sanitiser stations for you to to freshen up. All machinery, sewing stations, and tools you will be using, will be sanitised before you arrive, and between each session.

At your sewing station you will also have sanitiser wipes, should you feel you need to use them.

Our lavatories are communal, but they will be supplied with santiser wipes, hand wash and disposable towels


    Your STRETCH fabrics and ribbon.


    No, just turn up on the day!

    If you need help with fabrics and quantities please use the contacts page to send your query.




    You can cancel or amend a booking up to 5 days before your booking date. Outside of this policy there is a £25 rebooking fee on this workshop.

    Only one reschedule permitted per booking.

    Please note: Doors close 15 minutes after the start time on all workshops. No free reschedules or refunds to latecomers.


    This is a 5 hour workshop. Classes start promptly, so make sure you are on time.


    This workshop is suitable for 14 years and above. All students under the age of 17, must be accompanied by a participating adult.


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