MAKE A BEAUTIFUL BLOUSE - Weekend Workshop - (Intermediate) - Sat 19 & Sun 20 Mar 2022 has a rating of stars based on reviews.

MAKE A BEAUTIFUL BLOUSE - Weekend Workshop - (Intermediate) - Sat 19 & Sun 20 Mar 2022

Join us for a fun weekend making one of our most popular sewing patterns, The Blouse.

Every woman‘s wardrobe needs that go-to top that is stylish and easy to wear. Our sewing pattern, The Blouse, is such a versatile make you‘ll be wearing this all year round. Made using lightweight fabrics, The Blouse offers an alternative option to the traditional shirt. 

The Blouse is made without darts and includes a button placket, collar and elasticated cuffs making it ideal for confident beginners looking to sew their first blouse.

With an elegant stand collar and three-quarter length sleeves, The Blouse is loosely fitted providing practical ease and comfort for your day-to-day activities while being chic enough to wear in the evening or at the weekend. Extend the length of the Blouse and you have yourself a gorgeous dress!

You'll receive your own printed copy of The Blouse. To see reviews on this pattern scroll to the review section here

We are pleased to offer a payment plan for workshops priced more than £65. Please see here for the details and how to book this workshop with a payment plan.

What you’ll learn 

Believing strongly in the importance of preparation, our founder Lisa will teach you sewing skills that can use in all your future sewing projects, such as:

  • how to lay a pattern correctly
  • a great pinning method
  • applying interfacing including the garment industry’s method of ‘block fusing’
  • cutting skills and the importance of cutting correctly
  • seam allowances and how to use your sewing machine for accuracy
  • perfect set-in sleeves
  • constructing and sewing a stand collar
  • creating beautiful buttonholes

Lisa will teach you how to fully cut and construct The Blouse showing you lots of tips and skills that you can easily use in all your sewing projects.

You’ll have the opportunity to try on our Blouse samples to see the fit before you start cutting your own blouse. We’ll cut out the pattern, fabric and sew this beautiful garment together under the expert eye of your teacher Lisa.

Pattern sizes UK 6 - UK 22

Class size

The class size for this workshop will be a maximum of 4. Each person will have their own space to work from and will be provided with a kit (paper & fabric scissors, pencil and measuring tape) to use in the workshop.

Sewing machines are available but we suggest that, if possible, you bring your own sewing machine to this workshop.

Please note that we need a minimum of 3 for this workshop to go ahead.

Workshop timings

This workshop will take place over two days so that you can really take your time and create a beautiful garment. Each day will begin at 10am and finish at 5pm.

We’ll have a break for lunch and a lovely selection of cakes will be offered in the afternoon.

Should you be travelling far and need suggestions for local hotels, please contact us for suggestions.  

Skill level

Students must be proficient at using a sewing machine and have some basic sewing skills.

What you need to bring:

  • 2m of lightweight woven fabric of your choice (cotton lawn, rayon, crepe etc) – if you need help choosing a fabric please contact us at Please don’t choose a fabric that is difficult to work with eg silk or anything too slippery especially if you are not used to working with these types of fabrics. Once you have made The Blouse you can always make it again in a more difficult fabric.
  • Matching thread
  • 8 matching buttons (9mm) - we have a selection of colours available in a 9mm button so please let us know if you need these.
  • Your own set of pins
  • Pencil and rubber
  • Fabric chalk

Sewing machines: 

Various sewing machines will be provided, however, we promote people bringing their own sewing machines. If you are bringing your own sewing machine, please email after booking so that we can confirm your machine is suitable. If you bring your own machine, please bring an empty bobbin for the machine and all the parts that came with the machine. Don’t forget the foot pedal and cords.

Suggested fabrics:

Perfect in cottons and other lightweight fabrics that are soft.  Viscose is fine if you are confident about sewing with this fabric. We are happy to help you select fabric.

How to book

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The Avid Seamstress. First Floor, High Lea Business Centre, Witchampton Lane, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 5AA. For more info on our venue click here


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