Quilt Fling

Dressmaking: Starting your Journey with Rosemary Murray

From: £45.00

Sunday 19th May 2024

10.00AM to 4.00PM

Part of our 2024 Quilt Fling. Create a pair of pyjamas or summer trousers using a paper pattern and cotton fabric.

**Normal price £60 – reduced to £45 thanks to a subsidy from the Quilters of Shambellie House for Quilt Fling **

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This dressmaking workshop is ideal for sewers to learn to use paper patterns and make a garment. We will be making a pair of Pyjamas or summer trousers depending on your choice of fabric.

You will learn the following:
– How to measure for a fit
– How to layout a pattern
– Understand pattern markings and what they mean
– Best practice in cutting your fabric
– How to sew a straight seam and a curved seam
– Edge finish a seam
– Make a waistband, elastic casing
– How to hem


Your Tutor

Your Tutor

Rosemary Murray

Rosemary learnt to sew at a young age using her grandmother’s 1910 hand turned Singer sewing machine and has been making garments ever since.

She has been teaching sewing and dressmaking in her Haberdashery shop in Dumfries for 9 years. Rosemary’s aim is to teach people the skills to enable them to create and complete a project that fits well and they will wear.

About the Day

The workshop will take place from 10am to 4pm and refreshments will be provided throughout the day including tea/coffee and freshly prepared lunch by our partners at Cloverglen.

Parking is available at the House by following the drive.

This workshop is in the Gallery which is on the second floor.

This is only accessible via stairs with no lift access available. If you have any access needs and would like to attend please let us know and we will accommodate you.

Kit and Requirements

Kit and requirements:

Pyjama/summer trouser pattern

2.5 metres cotton or poly cotton fabric

1.5 metre of ½ wide elastic

Matching thread.

Essential Information

This workshop is in the gallery which is on the second floor.
This is only accessible via stairs with no lift access available. Please let us know if you have any access needs and we will try our best to accommodate you.

If you have answered yes and would like to discuss your requirements then please get in touch.

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