Vintage dress sewing workshop


In this workshop you get your own pattern to use and take with you home to use again on your own. We will make thi vintage Betty dress. Bring your material and zip and make sure you bring your invisible zip presser foot with your sewing machine. Provided: tea, coffee, biscuits and lunch with a glass of light wine 🙂

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Saturday 20/10/18 (10am-6pm)

Level: Beginners/Intermediate

To bring: your sewing machine, thread, shears, pins, material and notions and dont forget your zipper presser foot (ideally one for invisible zip) .

Provided: tea, coffee, biscuits, lunch with small glass of light wine 🙂

Join this sewing workshop to make your own dress. You can make it sleeveless or with sleeves. You will get your own pattern to use, just bring your sewing machine, all necessary presser feet, notions and material you wish to use. You need to know how to use your sewing machine already and have some basic sewing knowledge. Our Beginners workshop is recommended first.

Make yourself a beautiful 1950’s inspired dress based on the style of Betty Draper!

With a fitted bodice and full circle skirt, Betty is super flattering for all figures, nipping you in at the waist and flaring out to create a beautiful silhouette. The dress fastens with an invisible zip down the centre back, has facings around the neckline and armholes and a machine finished hem.

The pattern contains full instructions with beautifully illustrated diagrams.

See what other people have been making in the Betty Dress Gallery.

Sewing Level
The Betty Dress is an advanced beginner pattern. We recommend you’ve made a couple of garments before and had a go at inserting an invisible zip.

Fabric Suggestions
The Betty Dress works beautifully in a variety of different fabrics, including light to medium weight cotton and cotton lawn, rayon, crepe and even lightweight wools. Because of the nature of the circle skirt, we recommend avoiding any strong one-way directional prints.

Fabric Requirements
The Betty Dress is sized between UK sizes 8-20. See the chart for details on fabric requirements. 

Like all our patterns, the sizes are nested to make it easier to grade between the sizes, depending on your measurements.

Additional information

Workshop date:

20/10/18 (10am-6pm)