Dressmaking: Frida Dress or Top for Children

Dressmaking: Frida Dress or Top  for Children

Is this workshop for me? 

If you're confident on a sewing machine and feel comfortable using a pattern (not necessarily a dressmaking pattern) and cutting out fabric then this workshop is the one for you.  

Using in the Frida Pattern pick whether you'd like to make the dress or top version - with it's classic 'A' line shape, lined bodice and pleating detail at the neckline. 

This pattern fits 6 months to 9 years, you'll find all the sizing details here.

What will this workshop cover? 

- selecting the correct pattern size

- using and understanding a dressmaking pattern 

- cutting out your fabric and transferring markings 

- constructing your garment including understanding seam allowances 

- creating pleats and adding a lining 

- finishing your seams and hemming your dress or top 

What's included in this workshop?

Most importantly tea, coffee and cake! There will be a small break to refuel so if you'd also like to bring along some lunch or a snack you're more than welcome to. 

Your pattern pick

10% OFF any supplies needed for the workshop, plus 10% OFF any treats you'd like to buy on the day (excluding Sewing Machines).

Use of our Janome sewing machines. 

Your own sewing kit to use on the day plus any threads and additional haberdashery required. 

What do I need to bring with me? (all can be purchased in our shop, ahead of your workshop) 

You'll need to bring your fabric with you, and we'd advise pre-washing ahead of the workshop. 

Fabric type: Mid-weight woven fabrics (i.e. no stretch or elastane content) such as Cotton, Linen, Chambray, Cotton Poplin or Corduroy. 

Fabric requirements - we can advise on more accurate fabric requirements at the time of booking, depending on pattern style and size, below is to give you an idea of the minimum/maximum amout of fabric you'll need: 


115cm/44" wide: 70cm-90cm

150cm/60" wide: 70cm-90cm


115cm/44" wide: 90cm-1.6m

150cm/60" wide: 90cm 

*Please note: due to time allowed we're unable to make to make any pattern alterations during the workshop - please double check the pattern and finished garment measurements and if you have any questions ahead of booking on to this workshop then please get in touch at 01455 698034 or email hello@thesewingcafe.co.uk

How long is this workshop? 

6.5 hours 

How many people will be in this workshop? 

We run our workshops for just 4 people, meaning that you're able to get the hands on support you need, whilst also sharing in the experience and picking up hints, tips and inspiration from others. 

Please read our booking and cancellation policy just here. By booking on to a workshop you're agreeing to the terms of these policies. 

If the date you'd like to attend is fully booked then please email workshops@thesewingcafe.co.uk and we can add you to our waiting list.