Workshop • £75 • Sat 27th April• BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE*

Suitable for any skill level, you can make the Flounce Dress with help every step of the way. Whether you are a beginner who can sew but would like to move into making garments for yourself, or whether you have the experience but would like to enjoy a day with a group of creative people, you will go home with a finished piece that you feel lovely in.


The course runs from 10am – 4pm and includes the cost of the pattern and a delicious home-made lunch. Donna, who will be your teacher for the day, is an experienced teacher with a relaxed and cheerful manner to take you through the day. Laura, the designer of the Flounce Dress, will be dropping in at points during the day to meet you all and see how your projects are going.

You do not need to bring anything except your own fabric and thread. There are sewing machines, scissors and everything you could need on hand, however, if you prefer to sew on your own machine, that is fine too. You are very welcome to bring your own.

The venue is Hub 26, a light and modern studio in Cleckheaton, just off junction 26 of the M62, with a capacity for up to 12 people. So you can be assured that you will be in a small class with plenty of help if you need it. There is plenty of parking, alternatively the nearest train station is Low Moor with a 10 minute taxi ride that the end.


Summery, swishy and stylish – that’s the Flounce Dress. This is an elegant and grown-up dress with lots of opportunity for making it your own by mixing and matching your fabrics, or by using an opposite fabric direction for the different panels.

The Flounce Dress is midi-length, finishing at mid-calf (for a height of 5ft 8). It has capped sleeved that are integrated into the body and longline darts. There is a sweeping asymmetric style-line dropping from the waist down to the floor and the side flounce drapes elegantly to one side. The cap sleeve openings are generous enough that you could easily wear something underneath for a pinafore effect if you wanted to.

This dress works best in something drapey. I have used two similar weight crepes for my front cover version. I love the pink and orange together and the two fabrics are similar enough to join nicely. You can use anything from a silk to a viscose to a crepe.

If you are unsure about your fabric choice, please email Laura ([email protected]) for advice. Alternatively, contact Fabworks for advice on choosing your fabrics – 01924 466031 or email [email protected]

*We reserve the right to cancel the workshop at 2 weeks notice should there be 4 subscribers or fewer.