Make the Camber

Availability: out-of-stock

Level – Advanced Beginner

The Camber is simple T- shirt dress with tapered A-line silhouette and short fitted sleeves. It has a bias neckline and a back yoke.

There are a few fiddly steps with the Camber. This class is ideal if you have already done something simple like the Trapeze or Top 64.

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.
  • Making a bias strip.
  • Making darts and inserting a yoke.
  • Measuring yourself and selecting the correct size.
  • Tweaking fitting issues.
  • Understanding dressmaking terminology.
  • Suitable seam finishes for different fabrics.

What is included in your class:

  • Lunch on both days.
  • The Camber 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¬†from time of booking until your class finishes.
  • Plentiful supply of tea/coffee and small snacks.
  • A Merchant & Mills notebook and pencil.
  • All relevant Merchant & Mills tools and notions.

Please note:

  • You have the option of having the pattern posted to your before the class to cut out. If you know the size you are going to make this will give you more sewing time in the class!

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.



 120cm Dress/Top140cm Dress/Top150cm + Dress/Top
Size 82.20/1.40M2.10/1.25M1.60/1.0M
Size 102.20/1.45M2.10/1.25M1.60/1.0M
Size 122.30/1.50M2.10/1.25M1.70/1.0M
Size 142.40/1.50M2.10/1.25M1.70/1.0M
Size 162.50/1.60M2.10/1.25M1.75/1.0M
Size 182.50/1.65M2.10/1.25M1.75/1.0M

Finished Measurements:

 Size 8Size 10Size 12Size 14Size 16Size 18
Length Dress95.5cm96cm96.5cm97cm97.5cm98cm
Length Top58.5cm59cm59.5cm60cm60.5cm61cm

UK Sizing:

  Size 8 Size 10 Size 12 Size 14 Size 16 Size 18

21st + 22nd March 10 - 5pm £200 SOLD OUT

  • Our courses are non refundable or transferable 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.
  • 10% discount can not be used for purchases of future classes.