Patch Couture



Saturday October 5th and 12th 1-5pm. (8 hours )

Sew a patchwork Sleevless Smock dress! Your choice of either the Sage Smock Dress or Summer Fling Dress pattern.

In this class, you will learn patchwork techniques and garment construction while creating a unique and sustainable piece for your wardrobe. Just in time for Summer!

By the end of the workshop, you will have created a one-of-a-kind sage smock dress that reflects your personal style and ethical values. You’ll also gain confidence in your sewing abilities and a deeper appreciation for sustainable fashion practices.

This class is suitable for of all levels who are interested in exploring patchwork and garment construction techniques. Whether you’re a beginner looking to learn new skills or an experienced sewer eager to experiment with fabric scraps, this workshop offers a creative and rewarding experience.

Please read our cancellation policy carefully before booking.


What You’ll Learn:

Patchwork Basics: Understand the principles of patchwork, including fabric selection, cutting techniques, and piecing methods.

Designing Your Smock Dress: Learn how to incorporate your patched pieces into a simple smock dress pattern that showcases your patchwork design. You will learn how to eliminate darts too!

Garment Construction: Master the steps of assembling a smock dress, including sewing binding , creating gathers, and finishing techniques.

Embracing Sustainability: Explore the creative potential of fabric scraps and how to reduce textile waste by upcycling fabric from your stash.

The workshop will be divided into two sessions:

Week 1.

Begin piecing together your fabric scraps using an overlocker.

Learn how to incorporate your patchwork panels into the smock dress pattern and cut out your fabric pices.

Week 2

Sew your dress! Practice essential sewing skills such as altering pattern, eliminating darts, gathering, hemming, plus making and sewing bias binding.

What to bring:

  • Assorted fabric scraps from your stash (cotton or linen recommended). Enough to make approximately 3.5meters of patched fabric.
  • Thread to match
  • Feel free to byo sewing kit.


Please Note: Due to limited time, we will only be sewing the sleeveless version in class however, if you would like to add sleeves you can do so at home.


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