10th September 2018 | “Sewing with knits – Making a dress” with Charlotte Newland, Winner of The Great British Sewing Bee


The wonderful Charlotte Newland, WINNER of The Great British Sewing Bee 2016, will be here in Nailsworth on Monday 10th September 2018 as a special guest teacher running her full day “Sewing with Knits – Making a Dress” workshop! You’ll have an amazing time learning to make a stretch dress with sleeves, which will easily become a new wardrobe staple.

This workshop is for people who know how to use their sewing machine and who have maybe done some dressmaking already, but are new to knits or want more knit experience.

The dress we will be making is McCalls M7313, which has several sleeve/neckline options. We will be making a version with sleeves of either length, NOT sleeveless (see image gallery).

The pattern is included in the workshop cost, however it comes in two size ranges (8 – 16 and 18 – 24) so please select the appropriate size when booking the workshop, using actual body measurements and the below size chart to determine your size. It is NOT the same as your ready-to-wear size. If you are between sizes, choose a size smaller.

Where: (Upper Room) Town Hall, Old Bristol Road, Nailsworth, Stroud GL6 0JF
When: Monday 10th September 2018, 10:00 – 16:00 (with half hour lunch break)
What is supplied: Pattern (please select size), 2.5m of cotton jersey (please visit Herringbone by Saturday 8th  September to select your fabric), matching thread, elastic.
What to bring: Sewing machine, stretch sewing machine needles (size 11 or 12), scissors, tape measure, pins, chalk etc.
Refreshments: Tea & coffee supplied. Please bring a packed lunch.

Spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

About your teacher:
Charlotte is an all-round crafter who loves quilting, dressmaking, knitting and crochet. She was taught to sew as a small child by her mum, grandma and school teachers, and now loves to pass her knowledge on to others. Charlotte believes that crafting is a wonderful escape from the stresses of daily life, as well as giving a sense of achievement from creating something handmade. Charlotte was the winner of BBC’s Great British Sewing Bee 2016, and lives in London with her husband, kids, pets and sewing machines.

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