‘Simple top/dress with back neck tie’. Dressmaking- Spaces Available


Create a super summer top or tunic dress, to a pattern under expert dressmaker Jo Baker.


(Pattern: Stevie Top by Tilly and the Buttons)

With no darts, zips or set-in sleeves, this top or dress is a satisfyingly quick and easy make.

Modern, boxy fit, with grown-on sleeves. Round neckline with choice of pretty tie or button loop at the back. Make it as a top with high hip hemline, or above-the-knee tunic dress. Optional patch pocket and turn-up cuffs.

Size range 30”-60” bust

Light- to medium-weight woven fabrics, such as linen, double gauze, chambray, cotton lawn, viscose (rayon).

This workshop is a one day workshop where Jo takes you through all the steps to produce this garment. You may still have some finishing off to do when you get home but you go home equipped with the knowledge and skills to do so.  This project is designed for beginners in dressmaking – but if you are a more experienced dressmaker – Jo will have some tips on hacking this pattern too.

See Requirements Tab.

(Amount of fabric required will depend on pattern – the link to purchase the Tilly and Buttons Pattern will be emailed upon booking)

Please note earlier times for this workshop.

Additional information


9th May 2023


9.15am for a 9.30am start – 3pm finish


You will need:

  • Your Lunch
  • Fabric (you will need to purchase pattern – the Pattern link will be emailed to you upon booking)
  • Matching thread
  • 4m (½yd) interfacing (similar weight to your fabric)
  • For button loop version: 1 x 12-18mm (½–¾in) button and elasticated hairband
  • Sewing machine and presser foot.
  • tape measure, chalk , loop turner (If you have one)
  • Press cloth/ Iron if you have one handy.


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