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It’s the Rushcutter Dress
Sunday 5 August

Sunday 5 August 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

The Rushcutter Dress

The Rushcutter DressLet’s get sewing!!! Dressmaking is so rewarding…there is nothing quite like the thrill of wearing something you have sewn for yourself!!

Spend a full day making your own Rushcutter Dress!! This fabulous and very versatile dress by Australian Designer, Emily Hundt, of In the Folds, is a real winner! It is an oversized knee-length, A-line dress, designed for woven fabrics, available in two different styles.

The Rushcutter is beautifully designed and carefully drafted to include many interesting details, to make this a very enjoyable sew for makers at a range of different levels.
The pattern comes with fully illustrated instructions to hold your hand every step of the way.

In the workshop we will be making the View A with three-quarter length raglan sleeves, large side pockets, button back closure, bias trimmed neckline and a wide hem facing.

This dress has it’s own hashtag #therushcutter. You might like to look on instagram for some inspiration! You’ll find my version there!!

In the workshop you will learn:

  • How to use a commercial sewing pattern
  • How to measure yourself and select the correct size
  • How to lay out the pattern pieces and cut the fabric
  • How to stitch the dress together following the step-by-step instructions
  • How to add bias fabric to the neckline
  • How to make buttonholes
  • How to attach buttons in the correct place

Experience required:
This is not a “learn to sew” class. Participants need to be familiar with a sewing machine.

Julie Hillier

Course length:
6.5 hours Scrummy morning and afternoon teas will be provided! Please bring your own lunch.

Please note that depending on the speed at which you work, we will may not completely finish the dress in this session. However we will complete the bulk of the sewing and definitely complete the more involved tasks such as the bias neckline and the button holes leaving the hems, etc to finish later, either by yourself or at a Sew Your Own Project session.


  • Use of sewing machines and overlockers
  • Pattern (which is yours to keep!)

Please bring:

  • Your washed and ironed fabric (Please email Julie after registering to chat about sizing and fabric quantities.)
  • Matching thread
  • 2 or 3 Buttons
  • Sewing pins, tape measure and scissors
  • Lunch

Suggested fabrics:
We suggest natural fabrics such as:

  • Cotton
  • Cotton blends
  • Linen
  • Linen blends

Please do not buy synthetics or rayon as these are too difficult to cut and sew and slow down the pace at which we can work. :( Unfortunately if you bring these types of fabrics along to the workshop, you will need to purchase suitable fabric from us. This is to make it fair for everyone. Fabrics that are difficult to sew generally mean that I need to spend extra time assisting the people with the “tricky” fabrics, therefore limiting the time I can spend with other people in the class. :)


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Sunday 5 August 2018
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Julie Hillier
0414 467 405


Ministry of Handmade Studio
11 Eclipse Street
Bridgeman Downs, QLD 4035 Australia
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