Intermediate Dressmaking Workshop

Spend three indulgent days pattern making and sewing yourself a perfectly-fitting dress! Join our small-sized class for intermediate to advanced-level sewists.

Sew Make Create

Sew Make Create


3 x 6 hours 1 to 4 label $490 - $530 ($530 per person when you book for 1 student, $490 pp for 2+ students)

Create a dress of your choice in this three-week sewing course! If you are more than a beginner, love to sew and are looking at maybe challenging yourself while learning some new skills then this course is perfect for you.

Over the three weeks, under the guidance of an experienced teacher, you will learn about reading sewing patterns, cutting and marking fabric, small fitting alterations, ironing techniques for dress making, sewing tricks, different garments closures, hemming techniques and more. Melanie also specialises in vintage dressmaking, covering designs and techniques. Leave class in your perfectly fitting dress, 100% made by you!

Find a great pattern and buy some gorgeous fabric to make yourself a dress! This course is 3 x 5 hour days, over 3 consecutive weeks. Your project should be chosen so it is achievable in this time. We can also suggest patterns for you. Like all our sewing workshops, this is an intimate class so that each person gets enough attention and assistance, with a maximum of 4 students per class.

Class dates: Sunday 20th & 27th October & 3rd November - 10:30am to 4:30pm (this includes a break for lunch)

You are welcome to use our workshop sewing machines and overlockers, or you can bring your own. You must provide your own pattern, fabrics and accessories.

Please note, you need to have recent sewing and dressmaking experience to attend this workshop. You should be of at least intermediate level, able to set up and operate a sewing machine independently, have experience with cutting fabric, have made at least 2 garment before and experience with working with commercial patterns. If you would like to learn how to sew or you need a refresher you can attend our Introduction to Sewing Course.

About Melanie Elron

Melanie is the owner of Elevator Girl Vintage, specialising in vintage custom dressmaking, and is passionate about sharing her love of creating garments. She teaches sewing and dressmaking to help students build the skills to create their own well-made, well-fitting garments.

Aside from this class, this teacher also has the following coming up:

Knowledge Required

For intermediate to advance sewers. We recommend that you have recent sewing experience, and have sewn at least 2 garments using commercial patterns.

What you'll get

You are welcome to use our workshop sewing machine and overlockers, or bring your own. This the perfect dressmaking workshop in a small-sized class.

What to bring

Your choice of dress pattern that has been approved by the Teacher. All fabrics and accessories required for your dress.

Session repeats

This class series runs for 3 consecutive weeks, at the same time each week


Sew Make Create - Suite 4, 38 City Rd, Chippendale, NSW

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Sew Make Create is a creative workshop for small, intimate classes to teach new skills. Come discover a new hobby and learn from our Teachers who are passionate about their craft. Classes teach a range of skills that are related to design, art and craft. We are also an open workshop space and drop-in sewing studio for Designers, Artists, Makers and Creatives. Are workshop is located on the edge of the city in Chippendale.

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