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Mae Dress
Sunday 14 October

Sunday 14 October 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Georgina's Sunshine is a variant of the Mae Dress for girls

Donnalee is a variant of the Mae DressMae Dress – for a girl you know!

Easy to sew, cool to wear, with lots of room to grow! This awesome pattern can be used for a dress or shortened to become a top. With only two pattern pieces and some bias strips, it is perfect for those new to sewing or those keen to build their sewing confidence and finesse their skills and machine control.

This semi-fitted dress with front and back yokes and bias* finished armholes and ties has no zips, no buttons and no darts and goes together very easily. *Bias is fabric cut at 45 degrees rather than on the straight of the grain. 

And as an added bonus, I’ll show you three ways to very simply “hack” the pattern to change the styling and make it your own! Using your take-home pattern, you can even sew it again and again

Mae Dress is a dress for girlsIf you dream of being able to make your own clothes and long to know how to simply change patterns, this workshop is for you…..come and build your understanding of the basics!!!!

This top is suitable for girls aged 6 months – 8 years

Experience required: 
This project has been designed for the maker who is fairly new to sewing (you need to be familiar  with the use of a sewing machine) and/or those who want to finesse their sewing skills!! This is not a learn to sew project for a raw beginner!

Hilary - a variant of the Mae DressTutor:
Julie Hillier

Course length:
4.5  hours in one day: 12.30pm to 5.00pm on Sunday 14 October.


  • Your pattern
  • Note sheet and simple instructions (including the pattern hacks)
  • Bias tape maker
  • Use of sewing machines and overlocker

Daisy Dotgirls dress is a variant of the Mae DressPlease bring:

  • Fabric of your choice – light to medium weight cotton, cotton blends, linen, linen blends. Please do not bring fabrics such as polyester, rayon, silk. These fabrics have too much drape, are difficult to sew and slow the project down considerably. Sorry, but if you bring fabrics in these categories, you will be asked to purchase suitable fabric from Ministry of Handmade to make it fair for everyone. :)  Fabric requirements will be emailed after registration. Fabric may be purchased from Ministry of Handmade if required. Please consider bringing fabric from your stash rather than purchasing new if possible.
  • Coordinating thread
  • Sewing pins, scissors, tape measure 

In this workshop learn how to:

  • Cut from a pattern
  • Cut bias strips
  • Sew french seams
  • Create your own bias binding using a special tool that is yours to keep for future projects
  • Sew a gathering thread and make gathers
  • Attach yokes
  • Attach bias trim to armholes
  • Finish the hem




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Sunday 14 October 2018
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Ministry of Handmade Studio
11 Eclipse Street
Bridgeman Downs, QLD 4035 Australia
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Julie Hillier
0414 467 405