Dressmaking with Jo Baker – Dungarees /Dungaree Dress – *New 2022


I am so excited to introduce dressmaker and tutor Jo Baker to the studio. Max 8 to a class.


Bring out your inner bohemian with a fun pair of dungarees or a pinafore dress. This class is suitable for those who have used a sewing machine before – but have little or no experience dressmaking. Particpants will learn:

How to measure yourself for dressmaking

How to cut and adjust a sewing pattern

How to construct a garment and finish seams

Machine topstitching technique for a professional finish

Additional information


24th Nov 2022




Beginners in Dressmaking


You will need to bring:
Your chosen sewing pattern that you will need to purchase prior to the day:

Fabric scissors
Paper scissors
Tape measure
Sellotape, pencil ruler (for any pattern adjustments)
Pins (glass headed so you can iron with them)
Tailors chalk (or other marking tool)
Pre washed fabric (see pattern for detailed requirements)
Matching thread (recommend Gutermann sew all thread)

Tutor Bio:

Sewing makes me happy. I have loved sewing since I was about 5 years old and over the years I have made many clothes, costumes, home furnishings and gifts for those I love. I enjoy each stage of the sewing process – starting with an idea, then planning and fabric shopping (ooh I LOVE fabric shopping!). When you buy a new item of clothing you come home from the shops and it’s there. When you buy fabric to make a garment then the shopping is just the beginning.

I get a real buzz from cutting out the fabric, pinning, sewing, adjusting as I go along and then finally a unique item finished just as you imagined (hopefully!) I have taught hundreds of people (adults and children) to sew and make their own clothes. I am here to help you along your sewing journey – every step of the way. I hope you will have as much fun as I do!

Follow me on Instagram (sewjo.baker) or facebook (SewJo Baker) to see my latest makes:


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