Learn to Sew a Drop-Sleeve Top with Lisa Falconer


Make a gorgeous top in this dressmaking workshop and learn invaluable skills for your dressmaking journey! The Drop Sleeve Top is a super wearable top with easy to set in sleeves, a round neckline and loose boxy shape, designed to be easy to put together and fit most shapes. 

This workshop is aimed at students who have completed our This is a Sewing Machine class or who know how to use a sewing machine and want to start learning to sew their own garments. In this class you'll start by learning how to find your size, cut out a sewing pattern, place the pattern onto fabric correctly, transfer pattern notations and cut. You will learn how to sew the garment accurately and have lots of fun creating your own Drop Sleeve Top and picking up loads of sewing tips. 

Please note: This pattern is sized UK 6 - UK 22. If you fall outside this size range please get in touch before booking. 

About your teacher: Lisa Falconer is a sewing teacher and the seamstress behind The Avid Seamstress pattern company. She loves teaching beginners because it gives her a chance to watch people fall in love with sewing! You can find Lisa online at The Avid Seamstress.

Skills needed: This class is suitable for dressmaking beginners, but you must know how to use a sewing machine.

Materials: The pattern will be provided, but students will need to bring or buy the fabric, thread and a button for their top. Sewing machines and all tools will be provided. All materials can be purchased at The Village Haberdashery and students receive a 10% discount when they purchase class materials in the shop. Please feel free to contact us with any questions!

You will need:

  • Light to medium weight woven (non stretch) fabric

112cm/44” wide - 2.1 metres required
145cm/57” wide - 1.8 metres required

  • Coordinating thread
  • One button

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions

Class size: 6

Length: 7.5 hours

Location: The Village Haberdashery at West Hampstead Square NW6 2BR

If you're interested in a payment plan for this class, please get in touch! You can find out more information about our payment plans here.

Please note that there are no refunds for class bookings. For more information about our classes, refer to our Class Policies or contact us at info@thevillagehaberdashery.co.uk.