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The fielder weekend
A beginner-friendly dressmaking weekend 

Sewing weekend: 7th & 8th May  10 -5 pm

Location: The Vestry, Ebenezer st, SA38 9BS

This is a weekend for those looking to start making their own clothes or those of you who crave the time and space to make something beautiful for themselves. 


What you will make:

The fielder top or dress by Merchant & Mills stands apart with its elegant design details yet is really easy to construct. You will want to make a few of these after the first one.

You can choose to make it as a top or a dress with pockets, with delicious ribbing or simply hemmed. 


What you will learn:

  • how to choose your pattern size.

  • advice on choosing cloth

  • how to trace and make simple fit adjustments.

  • how to sew darts

  • How to construct pockets

  • how to use ribbing 

  • how to use my overlocker 


The sewing weekend

On the first day, I will help you choose a size and you will make the most of our cutting table to trace your pattern and cut your fabric. We can also look at any possible adjustments.

My most prolific makers might choose to cut two garments and why not? 

On our second day, you can fully yourselves in making your garment. You will learn how to finish your garment with french seams. I will give you an introduction to using an overlocker if you are tempted to try. 

This is a relaxed pace workshop with plenty f time for personal fitting and support.

All the while there is tea flowing and we take the time to share a delicious lunch.




The weekend course is £270. Payment plans are offered. Follow here.


What's included

Your dressmaking pattern is available on the day. 

Freshly prepared lunch. 

Teas and coffee on tap, fruits and snacks.


What's not included

Sourcing your own material is part of the learning and the fun. I'll leave that to you.

Cancellations and refunds

If you are having a covid related last-minute change, I will offer to redeem the value of your workshop within a year.  

In the unlikely event, I have to cancel the class, your course will be fully refunded.

Have you got more questions? No problem, tell me how can I help.

This sounds like a good fit?  Great let's save you a space!

Fielder weekend
Started May 7

Payment plans


Would you prefer to spread the course cost? No problem, you can spread the cost over two or three months. Go cardless is a third party website I use to manage payment plans. Simply register your details when prompted after clicking below.




Spreading the course cost further is possible. Get in touch to arrange.

Registering will automatically enroll you on the course and so the same cancellation policy applies.

Missed classes cannot be reimbursed or deducted from the course price.

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