Make the Buttonback Trapeze

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Level – Intermediate

You have the option of making the Trapeze 3/4 sleeved, sleeveless and short sleeved, all with a button back opening. There is also a lengthen/shorten line so you can make it into a top. As this class is marked as intermediate we ask that you have completed some beginner friendly dressmaking projects.

We will cover the following:

  • How to follow a paper pattern, learning about the pattern markings and what they mean.
  • Following a lay plan and cutting out your fabric correctly.
  • Learning the art of pairing fabric and pattern.
  • Measuring yourself and selecting the correct size.
  • Tweaking fitting issues.
  • Understanding dressmaking terminology.
  • Suitable seam finishes for different fabrics.
  • Marking and making buttonholes.

What is included in your class:

  • Lunch on both days.
  • Trapeze pattern.
  • Machine threads.
  • A Bernina sewing machine and overlocker. We ask that you don’t bring your own sewing machine please.
  • 10% discount in the Rye shop for the duration of your class.
  • Plentiful supply of tea/coffee and small snacks.
  • A Merchant & Mills notebook and pencil.
  • All relevant Merchant & Mills tools and notions.

 

 

Fabric is not included in this class.

Ideally it is best to prewash your fabric before your class, as all fabric will shrink a little on the first wash. However if you go for our laundered linens these have already been pre washed.

Sleeveless Dress with Back Opening 

 Size 8Size 10 - 12Size 14 - 18
110 - 120cm wide, with or without nap3M3.15M3.25M*
140cm wide, with or without nap2.4M2.45M2.6M
Fusible Interfacing (based on 90cm wide)1.41.41.4
*110 wide is not suitable for size 18

Dress with Short Sleeves and Back Opening

 Size 8Size 10 - 12Size 14 - 18
110 - 120cm wide, with nap3M3.15M3.25M*
110 - 120cm wide, without nap2.95M2.85M3.05M
140 - 150cm wide, with nap2.5M2.6M3M
140 - 150cm wide, without nap2.35M2.35M2.65M
Fusible Interfacing (based on 90cms wide)1.25M1.25M1.25M
*110 wide is not suitable for size 18

Dress with Long Sleeves and Back Opening

 Size 8Size 10 - 12Size 14 - 18
110 - 120cm wide, with nap3.25M3.3M3.3M*
110 - 120cm wide, without nap3.15M3.3M3.3M*
140 - 150cm wide, with nap2.75M2.95M3.2M
140 - 150cm wide, without nap2.4M2.45M2.7M
Fusible Interfacing (based on 90cms wide)1.25M1.25M1.25M
*110 wide is not suitable for size 18

Finished Measurements

 Size 8Size 10Size 12Size 14Size 16Size 18
Bust100cm105cm110cm115cm120cm125cm
Sleeve48cm48.5cm49cm49.5cm50cm50.5cm
Length99cm99.5cm100cm100.5cm101cm101.5cm

UK Sizing

 Size 8Size 10Size 12Size 14Size 16Size 18
Bust82cm/32.25"86cm/33.75"91cm/35.75"96cm/37.75"100cm/39.25"106cm/41.75"
Waist65cm/25.5"69cm/27"74cm/29"79cm/31"84cm/33"89cm/35"
Hips90cm/35.5"94cm/37"99cm/38.75"104cm/41"109cm/43"114cm/44"

 

 

NOTIFY ME WHEN THIS PRODUCT IS AVAILABLE

Our courses are non refundable unless we have a reserve list, and we can fill your space.

We reserve the right to cancel the class giving you a two weeks notice. You will receive a full refund if your class is cancelled.