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Make a gorgeous “Drop Sleeve Top” in this dressmaking workshop. This class will introduce beginners on how to sew a garment together using a sewing machine. You'll receive your own copy of The Drop Sleeve Top sewing pattern to keep.

There is a maximum of 4 students in this workshop so you'll enjoy lots of time to make the Drop Sleeve Top in an unrushed and easy pace. 

What you'll learn:
Start by learning how to find your size, cut out a sewing pattern, place the pattern onto fabric correctly, transfer pattern notations, and cut. You will learn how to sew the garment accurately and have lots of fun creating your own Drop Sleeve Top.

About The Drop Sleeve Top:
The Drop Sleeve Top is a gorgeous top with easy to set-in sleeves, a round neckline and loose boxy shape, designed to be easy to put together and fit most shapes. Sizes UK 6- 22.

Skills needed: 
This workshop is aimed at those who have basic sewing skills and have used a sewing machine. This is not a class for absolute beginners. You should be able to thread the sewing machine, wind a bobbin with thread, as well as use the machine to make basic stitches such as a straight stitch. We will help you with more complicated issues such as machine tension. This workshop is perfect for those that haven't created their own garments or would like to create a super, wearable top, picking up great tips along the way.

Sewing machines: 
Various sewing machines will be provided, however, we promote people bringing their own sewing machine. If you are bringing your own sewing machine, please email hello@theavidseamstress.co.uk 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.

About your teacher: 
Lisa Falconer is a sewing teacher and the founder of The Avid Seamstress. Believing strongly in the importance of preparation, Lisa will teach you invaluable sewing skills that can use in all your future sewing projects.

What you need to bring:

  • Light - medium weight woven fabric of your choice (see measurements below) – if you need help choosing a fabric or how much to buy please contact us at hello@theavidseamstress.co.uk
  • Matching thread
  • own set of pins

Materials provided:
Each student will be provided with a kit to use in the workshop including paper and fabric scissors and pencil. We'll confirm everything you need to bring once you have booked on the workshop.


The Avid Seamstress Studio. 20 Island Centre Way, Enfield, EN3 6GS. For directions and venue information please click here.

We'll stop for lunch (there is a Tesco in our center). Tea and coffee will be provided with the use of disposable cups while biscuits will be offered in pre-wrapped packaging.


By booking on a workshop you are agreeing to our Workshop Policy, Covid Policy and T&Cs. 

If you have any questions please email hello@theavidseamstress.co.uk

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