Onsite Course
Apr 13, 2019 - Apr 27, 2019
11am - 3:15pm
134 Equity House, High Street Edgware, HA8 7EL
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The Jennifer Shift Dress

The Jennifer Shift Dress

The Jennifer Shift Dress making class is suitable for learners who want to acquire a solid foundation with which to kick-start their sewing journey. You will be rapidly learning very important skills as you tackle your first sewing project. Learners will be given a list of materials and valuable resources required for their sewing journey. We encourage you explore current fashion and designs.

Your first introduction to the domestic sewing machine will get you started on comprehensive stitching techniques. Each lesson will develop your sewing capabilities and will equip you with the competence and confidence required to carry out elementary sewing assignments like basic garment alterations or working on small sewing projects.

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You will be working on 3 separate projects during this period, each project slightly more challenging than the next as you build up your sewing and design skills.

  1. A simple tote bag to introduce you to sewing
  2. Drafting Your Jennifer Shift Pattern
  3. Assembling and sewing your pattern pieces

With a bit of originality, you will be creating a shift dress which is not only stylish but is remarkably versatile. You can adapt your pattern with the following:

  1. Plain patch pocket
  2. Pleated patch pocket
  3. Flounce at the bottom

Course Content

The course will cover the following areas:

  • Complete introduction on how to setup and use A Brother or Singer Sewing machine
  • Troubleshooting and tips
  • Different types of sewing machine stitches
  • Introduction to different ways of finishing your seams and hems
  • Seams and Hems
  • Introduction to basic pattern drafting using your own body measurements
  • Cutting and sewing garment pieces
  • Installing zips


  • A list of sewing notions and materials required will be emailed to you once you have booked


  • Absolute beginner, no previous experience required


Saturday April 13th – April 27th
11am – 3:15pm

Section 1
Final Quiz