Intermediate Dressmaking Workshop

Intermediate Dressmaking Workshop

Brand: Fabricate

Improve your dressmaking skills and learn to make the Tilly and the Buttons Rosa shirt or shirt dress....Read more

  • £125.00


Do you feel you have had enough dressmaking experience to call yourself a Sewing Jedi Knight yet does the thought of sewing a buttonhole or fly zip make you break into a cold sweat?  Well, friend, come hither and let us teach you the secrets of making a well-tailored shirt or shirt dress or even a pair of jeans!

This is an excellent progression from our Beginners Dressmaking course as you will be expected to know your way around a sewing machine with minimal supervision and how to cut out a pattern without the aid of a safety net.

In this workshop, you will have the option of the using the following patterns:

  • Tilly and the Buttons Rosa Shirt/Shirt Dress (UK Sizes 8-20)
  • Closet Case Patterns Kalle Shirt/Shirt Dress ((UK Sizes 8-20)
  • Deer & Doe Bruyere Shirt (UK Sizes 8-20)
  • Cashmerette Harrison Shirt (UK Sizes 14-28)
  • Cashmerette Lenox Shirt (UK Sizes 14-28)
  • Thread Theory Fairfield Button Up Shirt (Men's XS-4XL)
  • Megan Nielsen Ash Jeans (UK Sizes 4-18)
  • Closet Case Patterns Ginger Jeans (UK Sizes 4-22)
  • Cashmerette Ames Jeans (UK Sizes 14-28)
  • Thread Theory Jutland Pants (Men's Waist 30-45")

During this course you will learn the following techniques: -

  • Pattern matching (if a patterned fabric is used)
  • Accurate measuring and making slight pattern alterations to ensure a good fit
  • Making a collar (shirt/shirt dress only)
  • Sewing buttonholes
  • Topstitching, topstitching and more topstitching
  • Working with different seams
  • Working with a curved dipped hem (some shirt/shirt dresses only)
  • Making pockets
  • Fly zip (jeans only)

Phew!!  It’s tiring just reading that list, never mind working your way through it, but you will truly be on your way towards being a Sew-Master General after this course!

The price of the course includes:

  • Sewing pattern
  • Choice of fabric
  • Use of a sewing machine
  • Notions & tools
  • Tea, coffee and cake


    So the garment can be made in the time allowed, we will need you to cut out your pattern and fabric before you arrive for the workshop.  If you are unable to do this at home or don't feel confident enough to do it on your own, then you are welcome to come and use the workshop beforehand.

    Anyone attending a workshop also receives a whopping 15% discount in the shop on the days of their workshop!*

    *Excludes gift vouchers and sale items.  Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.

    Please refer to our Workshop T&Cs before making your booking.

    Shipping Information


    If your order is placed Wednesday – Saturday, your order will be sent within 48 hours and we'll send you an email to let you know it's on its way. As we are closed Sunday-Tuesday, any orders placed on these days will be despatched Wednesday at the earliest.

    Our shipping rates are as follows: ‐

    Domestic (UK & Channel Islands)

    1-2 Sewing Patterns £ 1.50
    3+ Sewing Patterns £ 3.50
    0 - 500g £ 3.50
    500g - 1kg £ 4.95
    1kg - 5kg £ 5.95
    Over 5kg £ 15.00

    All items under 5kg will be sent Royal Mail first class. Items over 5kg will be sent by courier on a Next Working Day service.

    We offer free UK second class delivery on all orders over £25.

    Our rates for shipping to other countries are as follows: ‐


    0 - 500g £ 7.00
    500g - 1kg £ 10.00
    Over 1kg £ 15.00


    Rest of World:

    0 - 1kg £ 10.00
    1kg - 2kg £ 15.00
    Over 2kg £ 20.00

    We offer free economy delivery on all international orders over £75.

    All items sent internationally will be via a tracked Royal Mail or courier service.

    Items posted to countries outside of the EU may have customs charges that are the buyer’s responsibility to pay.

    Lost Parcels

    Royal Mail does not consider a parcel lost unless it has been missing 15 days in the UK, 20 days in Europe or 25 days in the rest of the world. If after this period has ended you have not received your parcel, please contact us at

    Returns Policy

    Returns Policy

    All sales of fabric, gift cards, workshops and special order items are final. If you change your mind on any other item, a full refund will be given if you return it in its original condition and packaging within 10 days of purchase. Returns after this period and within 28 days of purchase will be exchanged for store credit only. This does not affect your statutory rights.

    To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase.

    Please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer.


    Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.
    If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days.

    Late or missing refunds

    If you haven’t received a refund yet, first check your bank account again.
    Then contact your credit card company, it may take some time before your refund is officially posted.
    Next contact your bank. There is often some processing time before a refund is posted.
    If you’ve done all of this and you still have not received your refund yet, please contact us at


    We only replace items if they are defective or damaged.  If you need to exchange it for the same item, send us an email at and send your item to: Fabricate, 164a Roberttown Lane, Roberttown  GB WF15 7LT.


    If the item was marked as a gift when purchased and shipped directly to you, you’ll receive a gift credit for the value of your return. Once the returned item is received, a gift certificate will be mailed to you.

    If the item wasn’t marked as a gift when purchased, or the gift giver had the order shipped to themselves to give to you later, we will send a refund to the gift giver and he will find out about your return.


    Payment in full is required at the time of your booking to secure your place.  Unfortunately we are unable to reserve places without payment.
    If you find you can’t come 2 weeks or more before the start of your course then we will do our best to fill your spot, in which case you will receive a refund, less 25% administration charge.  Unfortunately we cannot offer refunds for cancellations with less than 2 weeks’ notice.
    We do not offer partial refunds if you find you can’t attend one of the sessions in a course, so please make sure you can attend ALL sessions before committing to the booking.


    To return your product, you should mail your product to: Fabricate, 164a Roberttown Lane, Roberttown  GB WF15 7LT

    Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you, may vary.

    If you are shipping an item over £50.00, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item.