Sewing with Stretch - Wrap Dress

Sewing with Stretch - Wrap Dress

Diane Von your heart out!


Learn how to make the chic wrap 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.


Workshop Breakdown:

1. Using the measurement chart

2. Understanding a commercial pattern (New Look 6581)

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. Finishing and hemming stretch fabrics




A   = Bust 31.5"     Hip 33.5"

B   = Bust 32.5"     Hip 34.5"

C   = Bust 34"        Hip 36"

D   = Bust 36"        Hip 38"

E   = Bust 38"        Hip 40"

F   = Bust 40"        Hip 44"

G  = Bust 42"        Hip 44"


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


Fabrics needed:

Sizes A - C = 2.5 metres at 150cm wide

Sizes D - G = 3 metres at 150cm wide


If you fabric is shorter than 150cm wide, you will need more in length.


It is advisable that you have attended our Intro to sewing  and 'Make a dress in a Day" workshops beforehand or have made a few garmetns before. Or you may find this workshop too difficult and may fall behind.


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 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 sanitiser wipes, hand wash and disposable towels


    Your required fabrics relevant to your size. Please remember fabrics must be stretch.


    No, just turn up on the day!


    You can cancel or amend a booking up to 7 days before your booking date. 

    Please note: Doors close 15 minutes after the start time on all workshops. We do not offer reschedules or refunds to latecomers, or outside of our policy.

    Please give yourself plenty of time to travel and find the studio. Doors are open 15 minutes before the start time.


    This is a 7 hour workshop.


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