Introduction to Handling Bias Cut Silk - Make a Camisole

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Maximum Class Size: 5 (reduced due to social distancing measures)

Bias cut garments are synonymous with flowing gowns and expensive, delicate intimates, but this technique does not need to be reserved for only evening wear and lingerie. You can bring a bit of everyday luxury to the simplest garment just by cutting it on the bias. Bias cut garments are figure flattering and hang delicately.

During this workshop you will uncover a new cutting method as well as learn a few tips on how to handle silk. In the process of learning this new skill you will make a camisole top perfect for everyday wear or nightwear.

Level: This class is suitable for confident machine sewists who have previous experience in making sewn projects including a couple of simple garments. This workshop is an idea follow of from our Introduction to Machine Sewing 6 Week Course or Introduction to Dressmaking 6 Week Course.

In class you will cover the following techniques:

  • The rule of thumb for how much fabric to buy
  • Pattern lay plans & straight of grain
  • Marking the fabric
  • Learn how to cut patterns on the bias and
  • How to sew french seams
  • How to make narrow straps
  • Tips and techniques on garment construction
  • Hemming delicate fabrics

Fabric Requirements:
Fabric 120cm wide: 1.5m

Fabric Recommendations: Bamboo Silk and other silk or satin like fabrics.

The pattern is yours to keep. Please bring with you: A sewing machine and scissors will be allocated to you. We also recommend you either bring with you, or purchase from Ray Stitch, small tools such as pins, a tape measure, unpicker, needles, and thread snips.