Make a Lace-adorned Slip: Sidbury Slip Dress
With Lisa

Class Overview

In this class, Lisa will teach you how to sew a delicate lace-adorned Sidbury Slip Dress, to wear under your favourite me-made dresses, as a nightdress, or even as a cute summer dress!

Lisa learned couture sewing techniques in Italy and will share her top tips for sewing with slippery fabric and lace. You’ll be a pro in no time!

The Sidbury Slip has a stunning appliquéd lace front, with a bias-bound back neckline and underarms and lovely pleated straps. It is cut on the bias and has bust darts to help you to create your perfect fit.

You’ll have the opportunity to get creative with the lace to create your own bespoke design (or just copy Lisa’s if you prefer!) and choose from two different lengths to suit your style.

Who is the class for?

The Make a Lace-adorned Slip: Sidbury Slip Dress is aimed at intermediate sewers who have made a few garments before, but are keen to take their sewing up a notch and learn how to work with lace and delicate fabrics.

If you haven’t worked on the bias before, we recommend taking the Alderley Top Stitch School class first, as it’s sewn using simpler fabrics.

What is included?

  • start to finish step-by-step video tutorials taught by Lisa
  • printable pattern (in both tiled print-at-home and copyshop format)
  • fully-illustrated printable instruction booklet
  • imperial/metric conversion size chart
  • copyshop permission letter
  • supplies list

Fabric Recommendations

The Sidbury Slip Dress PDF sewing pattern is sized between UK sizes 6-30. See the chart for details on fabric requirements. Like all our patterns, the sizes are nested to make it easier to grade between the sizes, depending on your measurements.

We recommend using a light to medium weight silk fabric with lots of drape, but viscose and crepe also work. You will also need 0.5m of non-stretch, lightweight corded lace (avoid French corded lace as this is too heavy). Choosing lace with a scalloped edge would be beneficial as it’ll give you more motifs to choose from.

So what is a PDF pattern?

A PDF pattern is a downloadable pattern that you print yourself at home. Simply download, print, tape together and let the sewing begin! When you print the pattern, print at 100% (you might have to uncheck the scale box). Print page 1 first, the square should measure 10cm x 10cm.

Never used a PDF pattern before and would like some help? Learn everything you need to know in our handy Guide to Assembling PDF Patterns over on our blog!

Please note this is a downloadable pattern which you have to print at home.

What you learn

  • how to work with slippery fabrics
  • how to use fabric cut on the bias
  • how to create pleated straps
  • how to sew french seams
  • how to apply bias binding
  • how to choose the right lace for your project
  • how to attach the lace appliqué to the neckline

Class Content

Total learning: 12 lessons
  • Sewing the Sidbury Slip  0/12

Skill Level

Intermediate Level Intermediate Level

Purchase options

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How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer

Taught By

Sewing Instructor

Lisa has been teaching people to sew for over 10 years. As the founder of Sew Over It, she has a passion for teaching and enabling the joy of sewing in others!