Garment in a Day Sewing Intensive with Frankie & Ray


Sew the Friday Shirt Pattern by local indie sewing pattern company Frankie & Ray! Pattern and lunch included.
We are excited to offer this full-day workshop with special guest teacher Jo Dunsmuir! Jo is the designer behind the much-loved Frankie & Ray pattern range.

The Friday Shirt is simple yet nicely detailed top with a pintucked front which  create a slightly smock shape. Unstructured and roomy in design, this top has a slightly scooped crew neckline and a narrow hem.

Perfect to pair with all your separates – jeans, skirts, or trousers. Choose cap sleeves for Summer, 3/4 sleeves to make this shirt a good choice for cooler weather.

This Garment in a Day Sewing Intensive is a one-day workshop ideal for budding sewists who know the basics of using a sewing machine to make simple items, but have little or no experience using sewing patterns.

Under Jo’s expert guidance you will learn to:

  • understand the principles of using commercial sewing patterns to make garments.
  • read and apply the information detailed in the sewing pattern to find your size, lay and cut out your fabric, and prepare for sewing.
  • construct and finish your garment following the pattern instructions, learning essential sewing techniques along the way.
  • sew pintucks, attach sleeves ‘on the flat’ (for the version with sleeves), finish neckline with bias binding and more!

Skill level: This workshop is pitched at ‘beyond basics’ level sewers. You must have confidence using a sewing machine to construct simple items (eg. a cushion cover, tote bag or basic clothing item) or to make simple alterations to existing garments.

Your teacher: Jo Dunsmuir is the one-woman show behind her pattern company Frankie & Ray. Along with creating clothing and quilting patterns, Jo is an amazing knitter, sews and sells a small range of clothing, and makes beautiful quilts.  Jo also regularly teaches her patterns in workshops around the country.

We will provide: Sewing machines, overlockers and all other equipment. A copy of the Calendar Dress pattern for you to take home. A yummy vegan lunch, tea, coffee and bikkies.

Bring along: Your own sewing machine if you would like to learn on that (we have plenty if you don’t own one). A sewing kit and fabric scissors if you have them. Fabric and matching thread. Your teacher will be in touch with more details about fabric recommendations, quantity and other required materials closer to the date of the workshop.

Where: At our bright, airy and spacious sewing school: Level 1, 9/131 Hyde St, Footscray

When: Sunday 15th November 10am – 4.30 (including a 30 minute lunch break).

Getting here: We are located in the Hyde Business Park 131 Hyde St, close to Yarraville Gardens.
Public Transport and Parking:
6 minutes walk (550 metres) from Seddon Station or 10 mins walk from Footscray Station straight up Hyde St.
The 409 bus runs up Hyde St between Yarraville and Highpoint Shopping Centre (via Footscray) stops almost outside.
There is street parking in Hyde St and customer parking behind the complex.

Please note: Our workshops are NON REFUNDABLE and NON TRANSFERABLE.
Please familiarise yourself with all our Refund and Cancellation Policies before booking. By booking this workshop you are agreeing to these policies.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like more information.

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