The Copen Dress Weekend with Made to Sew's Aneka Truman

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  • Intermediate

We are thrilled to have the amazing Aneka Truman of Made to Sew visiting and teaching a very special dressmaking class! You may recognize Aneka from her hugely successful Made to Sew You Tube channel. Aneka will be teaching an intensive dressmaking workshop on her Copen dress pattern. 

Learn fitting and sewing in a 3-day master class with Aneka from Made to Sew. Working with the Made to Sew Copen pattern, you will learn how to fit your choice of a shift dress or top on your individual figure. Understand techniques that apply to your body; learn how to amend the length of a pattern, complete a bust adjustment, bicep adjustment or sway back adjustment. You will leave the class with the knowledge to make the adjustments you require on future garments, improving the fit and your confidence!
The class will continue using your perfectly fitted pattern to learn professional sewing skills, improving the overall look of your garments. Learn tips and techniques on the sewing machine and serger as you create your very own Copen dress or top. Learn how to do everyday dressmaking skills ‘properly’; how to insert an invisible zipper, introduce sleeves and perfect a neckline facing. Become confident in your dressmaking techniques and finishes.


***We recommend creating a muslin in this class focusing on getting the right fit and not using a precious or expensive fabric.

Please tell us in the notes if your measurements are beyond:

B: 45”
W: 38”
H: 47”

See the size chart here. Fabric requirements can be found here.

The format of the workshop will begin with fitting on Friday evening and sewing throughout the day Saturday & Sunday. There will be a break for lunch Saturday & Sunday.

Friday: 3:00-7:00PM
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00-4:00pm, lunch break included

Fabric not included. Check the pattern back for fabric yardage required for your size. Bring your pre-washed fabric to class. 

 Skills expected:

You've taken one of our intro to sewing classes or have the equivalent amount of experience. You know how to thread and use a sewing machine. You have some basic garment sewing experience such as a pullover top or a-line skirt. You have experience reading and cutting out a pattern. You've sewn within the last 2 years. You will not be taught to sew in this class so please be sure you already know how to sew!

Materials neededSee your required fabric yardage link above and bring your fabric pre-washed to class.

Materials providedThe Copen pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron.

Minimum and max number of people for class: Min 4 / Max 6

Instructor: Aneka