May 2, 2024 - May 5, 2024(9am - 5pm)

Sew a Classic (Fully Lined) Child’s Dress and Coat

Taught by: Joyce Leblanc

Workshop Fee: $500.00

In this workshop you will construct a classic child’s dress and coat, both fully lined. The size of the dress and coat is your choice and there are three color options to choose from for the coat and dress. All supplies are provided (fabric, interfacing, thread, buttons, piping, Sewing Machine needles) and will be given to you at the workshop. The color wool and Liberty of London lining will be chosen by each participant with the guidance of the instructor, who will then purchase the material and present it to you at the workshop.

Students are expected to have intermediate to advanced sewing skills.  It is not necessary to know the skills and techniques that will be taught, but the student must have used a sewing machine successfully to construct clothes or home decor items.  This workshop is not for beginners.  If you have any questions as to whether or not you would be a good fit for this workshop, please don’t hesitate to contact  who will put you in contact with the instructor.

In the interest of time, your pattern pieces will be precut for you by the instructor so that you are free to focus on the more advanced aspects of the workshop. Patterns will be given to you to take home. Joyce will work with each student at their own pace to master the techniques used in the garments so that they will go home with a beautiful heirloom dress and coat to be enjoyed for years to come.

Skills and Techniques:

  • Learn how to do pintucks
  • Learn how to custom make and apply piping
  • Learn how to do precise topstitching
  • Learn how to line a dress and coat
  • Learn how to make french seams
  • Learn how to make swing tacks
  • Learn how to make buttonholes
  • Learn the use of a clapper and bristle brush
  • Learn techniques to work with wool and Tana Lawn


Materials Fee:   $225 for sizes 2 – 6 and $245 for sizes 7 – 8.  Fee includes: Pattern for coat and dress, Wool, Liberty of London Tana Lawn for lining, Liberty of London Tana Lawn for dress and Batiste for dress lining, interfacing for coat and dress, thread, buttons, piping, sewing machine needles for wool and Liberty fabric. Paid directly to the instructor.

Special Tools or Equipment: Sewing machine, ‘stitch in the ditch’ foot, steam Iron, clapper sewing tool, ironing board is a help, cutting mat, rotary cutter or good sewing shears, pins, tape measure. Please note:  If you do not have a sewing machine that has the ability to move the needle position, or if you are flying and cannot bring a machine, please email to reserve one – the instructor has a few to loan on a first come first served basis.

Workshop Policies: Please be sure to read our policies before you register for a workshop which can be found here Workshop Policies

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