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The Maker's Atelier Sewing Retreat - 23rd April 2025 - The Atelier Shirt

The Maker's Atelier Sewing Retreat - 23rd April 2025 - The Atelier Shirt

23rd, 24th & 25th April 2025


This year The Maker’s Atelier sewing retreat is dedicated to making the perfect white shirt. The pattern we will be following is The Atelier Shirt with the classic straight back.


Over three days we will cover fit, including shoulder and bust adjustments. As well as demonstrations on all the techniques needed to achieve a professional finish from collar and cuffs through to buttonholes.


Frances will present the latest trends and fabrics for the seasons ahead and this will be followed by an opportunity to go fabric shopping with Frances and Claire.


Throughout the three days you will be guided through the making process leaving with a beautiful white shirt, along with the skills and the confidence to make many more in the future.


This will be an intensive but enjoyable three days for you to take your sewing skills to a new level, while socializing with like-minded people. It will be fun!

What's included?

  • The printed Atelier Shirt pattern, white cotton fabric, interfacing, thread and buttons.
  • 3 days expert tuition and guidance from Frances and Claire
  • Refreshments and a buffet lunch each day


What's not included?

  • Your accommodation , You can choose to stay at Leonardo Royal Waterfront Hotel and enjoy breakfast and use of the Spa (there will be a discount on room rates) 
  • Your travel expenses (there will be discounted parking available at the hotel)
  • The cost of dinner, eating at the Hotel or offsite is flexible.
  • Sewing machines - if travelling from abroad please email, sewing machines will be available to hire
  • Bring along your own Sewing Box with tools etc.


Overlockers, irons and ironing boards will be available to use,  there will also be interfacings and haberdashery available to purchase. More information will be provided on booking


The cost of The Maker's Atelier Sewing Retreat is £575 

There is an option to pay a £150 deposit with the final balance due on 28th February 2025.


Level: All

Maximum Number of Students: 18

Venue: Leonardo Royal Waterfront Hotel, Brighton

Dates: 24th, 25th & 26th April 2024

Start/End time: 9am-5pm

Duration: 3 days

Tutors: Frances Tobin & Claire Tyler


  • Cancellation Policy

    Deposits paid are non-refundable and not transferrable.

    Please make sure you can definitely attend the event before booking.

    If for any reason you cannot make the Sewing Retreat, you may obtain a refund or a transfer less the deposit paid to a different date within 8 months of the original booking, subject to availability. You may also transfer the booking to a different name. Should you wish to cancel your booking, you must notify us in no less than 28 days before the Sewing Retreat date to obtain a refund less the deposit or workshop/name transfer. The deposit will not be transferred.

    Any transferred bookings will be charged at the price of the new date selected.

    Any cancellations made within less than 28 days of the Sewing Retreat date will not be refundable or transferrable.

    We suggest that you consider course cancellation insurance to protect you in case of illness, injury or other unforeseen circumstances

    In exceptional circumstances we may have to cancel a Sewing Retreat. If that happens we will give you as much notice as possible and will try to accommodate you on a different date, or refund your fee paid, whichever you prefer. We do not accept liability for travel or other costs.

    In the unlikely event that the required number of places remain unsold by 31/1/24 we reserve the right to cancel this retreat.

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