Practical Sewing Skills: Dressing Gown (3-week course)

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Practical Sewing Skills: Dressing Gown (3-week course)

11 May, 2022, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

With Karen Odinga.

A three-week course, meeting on Wednesday evenings: 11th, 18th and 25th May.

Classic and Comfortable Dressing Gown

Your choice of fabric creates the look and feel of this classic kimono style dressing gown.  Whether it be cuddly and comfy or sheer and floaty, this is a unisex style so great for everyone however they want to wrap up!

We will be sewing this project at a relaxed pace over 4 sessions.

If you require any sizes over the X-Large, please contact me a week before the start of the session so I will have your pattern ready for you at the start of the session.

Cost for the pattern will be £4.00 ad yours to keep for ever and ever!

Suggested Fabric Choices: Cotton & cotton blends, flannel, chambray, silks and silk types, jerseys, lightweight double knits, lightweight sweatshirt fleece/french terry. linen & linen blends. Allow extra fabric for matching plaids and stripes.

45in wide fabric3.5 meters3.5 meters4 meters4.25


4.25 meters4.25 meters5 meters5 meters
60-inch-wide fabric3 meters3 meters3 meters3 meters3.5 meters4 meters4 meters4 meters

Additional Requirements:

  • Sewing machine with all attachments, leads and manual. Please ensure you are familiar with the basic operations of your sewing machine before the start of this session.
  • Thread to match fabric
  • 2 meters of lightweight fusible interfacing
  • Your usual sewing kit to include fabric scissors, pins, needles etc.

Please have your fabric washed, dried and ironed according to its fibre content before the first session.

Any queries regarding sizing, fabrics etc. please contact me at and I’ll be happy to help!

    Register your interest:

    Thank you for registering your interest in one of our classes. Our admin team will be in touch to confirm your attendance. In the meantime, if you have any further questions feel free to contact us by email at or telephone 01376 323280.


    11 May, 2022
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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    Karen Odinga


    Braintree Community Centre
    19-21 Bocking End
    Braintree,CM7 9AEUnited Kingdom
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    Information for Students

    Some parking is available to the rear of the Centre. If you have equipment to bring in, you can access the building directly into the main hall through the doors in the car park. If the doors aren’t open, please inform the office you have arrived and the doors will be opened for you.

    If you think you may have access difficulties please let us know in advance, as we have accessible facilities available. Accessible toilets are available on the ground floor. Wheelchair access is through the door on the front of the Centre.

    Free tea & coffee will be provided. Don’t forget to bring your lunch or you can choose to visit one of the many cafes and takeaways in town.

    Please wear suitable clothing, and if you’re bringing any electrical equipment please ensure that it is in good working order with a solid plug and undamaged wiring – check it before you come!


    Class fees should be paid in advance by card (which can be done over the phone- 01376 323280).

    We will also accept cheques, which will be cashed two weeks before the date of the class once we are sure the class will run, and should be made payable to Braintree & Bocking Community Association.

    There may be an additional cost for appropriate materials, which if applicable, should be paid to the tutor on the day of the class – please check the class details.

    Cancellation policy

    Fees are non-refundable from two weeks before the class unless we can sell the space to another student (subject to a minimum of six students booked). Fees may be transferable at our discretion.

    Please understand that the Centre cannot afford to run classes at a loss, since we are a charity. As such, classes may be cancelled if we are unable to achieve a minimum number of students. If this is the case, you will be informed two weeks before the date of the class and your fee will be refunded.