Sewing with stretch: wrap dress



This is a great introduction to sewing with stretch fabrics. You will learn about needle types and how to sew stretch.

Workshop Breakdown:
1. Using the measurement chart
2. Understanding a commercial pattern (New Look 6581)
3. Laying your pattern on fabric for stretch
4. Pattern symbols and markings
5. Cutting out
6. Following and understanding a commercial pattern
7. Sewing the dress
8. Inserting sleeves
9. Finishing and hemming stretch fabrics


A = Bust 31.5" Hip 33.5"
B = Bust 32.5" Hip 34.5"
C = Bust 34" Hip 36"
D = Bust 36" Hip 38"
E = Bust 38" Hip 40"
F = Bust 40" Hip 44"
G = Bust 42" Hip 44"

Please note: Make sure you size is available before booking, patterns can not be amended / changed on the day.

Fabrics needed:
Sizes A - C = 2.5 metres at 150cm wide
Sizes D - G = 3 metres at 150cm wide

If you fabric is shorter than 150cm wide, you will need more in length.

It is advisable that you have attended our Intro to sewing and 'Make a dress in a Day" workshops beforehand or have made a few garmetns before. Or you may find this workshop too difficult and may fall behind.

COVID-19 Update:

Your safety is important to us!

We will now be reducing the size of the workshop from 6 people to 3 people per class, to adhere to the social distancing measures. As we are reducing the class numbers, it is important that students adhere and respect our cancellation policy, until we can get business back to normal, and teach at the required capacity.

On entering, we will have sanitiser stations for you to freshen up. All machinery, sewing stations, and tools you will be using, will be sanitised before you arrive, and between each session.
At your sewing station you will also have sanitiser wipes, should you feel you need to use them.
Our lavatories are communal, but they will be supplied with sanitiser wipes, hand wash and disposable towels

What do I need to bring?
Your required fabrics relevant to your size. Please remember fabrics must be stretch.

DO I need to provide information before I attend?
No, just book your place and turn up on the day!

Please note: Doors close 15 minutes after the start time on all workshops.

We do ask our attendees to be on time. As we will not be able to go over missed content, health and safety once missed. We have had an issue with a lot of people all arriving at different times, which disrupts the teaching, leaves us with less time to teach, and not completing the workshop. Which in turn, leaves us with complaints from people who have arrived on time. Therefore, we are very strict with our door closing policy.

Workshop duration
This is a 7 hour workshop.

Age restrictions:
This workshop is suitable for 14 years and above. All students under the age of 17, must be accompanied by a participating adult.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.


Craig Parr at The Fashion Box


718-722 Seven Sisters Road
Greater London
N15 5NH

Suitable for

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


7 hours (10:00am to 5:00pm)

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