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lace + tulle


March 2 - April 6, 2019

Create a lace + tulle dress

You will be provided with fabric and tools to create a strapless lace and tulle wedding dress. Enjoy the step by step process of taking a dress from sketch, to finished product. And learn the "secret" to stop a strapless dress from riding down - no more tugging and pulling up!


Three years ago,  I made my first wedding dress, it was a lace and tulle dress. I didn’t have any formal experience and training in fashion design and sewing. Since then I have learned the basics of creating patterns and sewing, to create gorgeous wedding dresses for my brides.  Now I’m looking forward to teaching you the basics of creating patterns and sewing wedding/formal dresses.

This course was created with beginners in mind. It's perfect for sewing enthusiasts, fashion students, beginners, and experienced sewists who would love to improve their skills and learn the basics of creating wedding and formal dresses. The principles taught in this course can be applied to a wide variety of dress designs with beautifully fitted bodices and gorgeous skirts!


What you'll learn...



Learn the various measurements required to make a dress and how to take measurements correctly, especially the waist measurement! Using the correct measurements is key to drafting a custom pattern for your client.


Learn about the different types of patterns needed to make a dress and the simple step by step instructions on how to create the patterns.


Learn the key things you must do before you start to sew your garment. Also learn how to sew your dress together and ensure that everything lines up and the garment fits your client well.


Learn about the benefits of toiles and how they can save you time and money, as well as ensure the perfect fit and design lines of the dress.



Learn various tips and techniques to create beautiful finishes and the perfect fit for your dress.

How is lace + tulle structured?

The course consists of 6 weekly, in-person, 3 hour long group classes, over the course of 6 weeks. You will be provided with fabric and tools to create a lace and tulle wedding dress. You will also be required to bring certain tools and equipment such as a sewing machine.

You will be provided with detailed course notes that will be an amazing resource for you in the future as you improve your skills and create beautiful dresses. The course notes are filled with step by step instructions to guide you along the way.

V.|.P Upgrade​

Are you serious about building a beautiful brand and attracting clients? Then upgrade to the V.I.P program which includes a 1 on 1 session with me (Jaye Applewaite) and a professional photo shoot with your finished dress. The photoshoot includes professional makeup, venue, and stunning professional photos. During our 1 on 1 session we will discuss various topics such as branding, business, and establishing yourself in the market.

Veils + Bustles Upgrade​

Veils add a touch of magic to any bridal look and Bustles are like a magic trick! Veils can be simple or dramatic, and when used correctly can beautifully complete the overall bridal look. A bustle lifts the train of the wedding dress off the floor and allows the bride to move freely and dance the night away!


During this 2 hour class you will learn the basics of creating wedding veils and bustles,

as well as make your very own waist-length tulle veil!


Lace + Tulle basic course - $1800 

The V.I.P upgrade - $800

Veils + Bustles - $200

You can upgrade prior to the course or at any point during the course.

Payment plans are available, please click the button below to view the payment options.

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Registration can be done via private appointment and our free cocktail registration event.


Please click the button below to schedule your appointment or to reserve your spot at our cocktail event.


General Registration Dates:

February 1 to 28, 2019

Mondays to Fridays , 11:00am to 2:00pm

Cocktail Event:

February 23, 2019


When are the classes, and how long are they for?

Classes will be held once a week on Saturdays from 10:00am to 1:00pm. There will be 6 classes in total over a period of 6 weeks. Classes are in-person group classes. 

Where will the classes be held?

Classes will be held at the Rostrevor Hotel, St. Lawrence Gap, Christ Church, Barbados. 

What is the class size?

The class is from 5 to 8 students.

Who is this course for?

It’s for anyone who would love to learn the basics of sewing and creating wedding dresses/formal dresses. The course was created and designed with beginners in mind.  It's perfect for sewing enthusiasts, fashion students, beginners, experienced sewists who would love to improve their skills and learn the basics of creating wedding and formal dresses. 


How much sewing knowledge do I need?

At the very minimum, anyone taking this course should have basic knowledge of how to use their sewing machine - how to turn it on and operate it to stitch a simple seam/line.

Will there be homework? Do I need to also spend time at home doing things during the week between classes?

Generally, the course is structured for the majority of  sewing to be done during the class. However, sewing that is not finished during the class would be finished on your own during the week, for example stitching the lace appliques or the seams of the tulle skirt. The amount of lace appliques placed on the dress will determine the time required to complete the lace applique work.


It is noted that lace applique work requires a significant amount of time (approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour per applique), and each student is advised to carefully select the amount of lace they wish to have on their dress and to allocate the required amount of time during that week to complete the lace work that was not completed during the class.