Beginners Guide To Making a Cotton Top

Shell (vest) top


Join us for a superb social dressmaking 2 week Block (week two will be the following week) with Tracey Symonds from Polka Dot Designs & The Great British Sewing Bee.
You will learn so much information in Tracey's sessions, her knowledge is superb
The dressmakers sessions will only be 6 people max per session

During the 2 week block
We will make a toile (practice top) & learn how to take accurate measurements,
Work out which pattern to cut,
Adjust a commercial pattern to fit you
Cut pattern and tolie out of calico
Adjust the pattern
Discuss Scissors v Rotary Cutter

This will give you a lovely top pattern that is perfectly fitted to you which you can then take away and make out of your chosen fabric

The pattern we will be using is New Look 6483

You will need
Your sewing kit
Sewing Machine (Contact us directly if you would like to rent a machine)
Sewing Machine Needles

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

New Look Pattern 6483
Calico Fabric or similar to make your toile


Jenny Tindall at Sewilicious Fabrics
Sewilicious Fabrics
131 Outram Street
NG17 4BG

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users

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