Make the Fielder

Availability: out-of-stock

Level – Advanced Beginner

The Fielder dress and top is based on a traditional sweatshirt, featuring three quarter length raglan sleeves and inseam side pockets. Imagined in our various laundered linens with a matching cotton rib. You can now also make it with a crew neck and short sleeves making it the perfect tee-shirt dress.

This class is designed for those who have done some beginner dressmaking projects and want to develop their skills further.

We will cover the following:

  • Learning the art of pairing fabric and pattern.
  • Measuring yourself and selecting the correct size.
  • Attaching a stretch fabric to a woven fabric.
  • Creating in seam pockets.
  • Shoulder and bust darts.
  • Accurate top stitching.
  • Tweaking fitting issues.
  • Suitable seam finishes for different fabrics.

What is included in your class:

  • Lunch on both days.
  • Fielder 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.

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. You can use quite a few things for the Fielder, but we think it looks best in a laundered linen for a slouchy look. You can also use Tencel, soft cottons and denims, and even soft wools.

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.

Fabric Requirements:

 120cm Dress/Top130cm Dress/Top140cm + Dress/Top
Size 62.30/1.30M2.10/1.0M1.65/1.0M
Size 82.40/1.40M2.10/1.0M1.65/1.0M
Size 102.40/1.50M2.25/1.25M1.65/1.25M
Size 122.50/1.50M2.25/1.25M1.70/1.25M
Size 142.70/1.50M2.25/1.25M1.70/1.25M
Size 162.70/1.50M2.30/1.30M1.75/1.30M
Size 182.70/1.50M2.30/1.30M1.75/1.30M

Finished Measurements:

 Size 6Size 8Size 10Size 12Size 14Size 16Size 18
Dress Length103cm103.5cm104cm104.5cm105cm105.5cm106cm
Top Length59cm59.5cm60cm60.5cm61cm61.5cm62cm

UK Sizing:

 Size 6Size 8Size 10Size 12Size 14Size 16Size 18

4th + 5th Dec 10 - 5pm £170 SOLD OUT


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.