'Sewing bee' wrap over dress
'Sewing bee' wrap over dress version 2
'Sewing bee' wrap over dress version 2
Border print jersey dress
Pleated neckline princess jersey dress
Dance inspired jersey dress
Pipe Yoke detail
Plaid flared dress.
contrast princess line jersey print dress
fifties style print dress satin piped neckline
Cotton with lycra fifties style dress
Invisible zip inserted
large prints need careful placement to ensure central alignment of pattern.
Turquoise Linton tweed fitted jacket
Princess line back view
Royal blue wool jacket. Fitted style
Collar and lapel detail
Shawl collar style fitted jacket
Cream basket weave wool jacket
Pink Lace fitted dress
Bodice seaming detail
Invisible zip placement to side seam
back seaming detail
Back bodice detail
Scalloped hem - learn how!
Front bodice detail
Trace a copy of the original pattern
Cut and spread sections. Draw extended pattern
Lay out and cut second pattern in jersey fabric.
Sew darts in under sections
Run gathering threads down sides of extended dress sections.
Place on top of of under sections and draw up threads to ruche......
Match shape to under sections, pin and sew in place.
Check draping on dress stand
Check drape. adjust if necessary
Skirt added and dress completed
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After all the summer activities, its good to focus our minds on a new challenge. Our September sewing courses are an ideal way to fulfil your ambitions or improve an existing skill. Either way, our September sewing courses have something to suit everyone!
Due to popularity, we are introducing a new Tuesday afternoon class in May. This is an addition to our budget range of weekly classes designed to suit all abilities.
Looking for a gift idea? Look no further. Our courses and workshops make great gift ideas any time of year! Half day, full day, private tuition or a regular weekly class mean there is something to suit all levels and budgets and arranging it couldn’t be simpler.
Looking for something different to give this Christmas? Take a look at our girlie sewing day gift idea! Cath Walsh, a previous student bought her nieces a girlie sewing day as a gift. The girls attended just recently and had […]
Nine year old Kye and ten year old Shae recently attended a morning sewing workshop supervised by mum Neeta, a regular attendee of our weekly classes. Read about their fun sewing day experience below. We made a ‘Hot Pot […]
Daughter Janie Hardman and mum Keren have just attended two sessions of the ‘mum and me’ sewing class and share their experience. We are piloting a ‘mum and me’ session during the half term break in November. Please complete our contact form quoting ‘mum and me’ to receive details.
Mum and daughter Jill and Stephanie Grant have just completed a two day holiday sewing break. Read about their experience below. Thank you very much for the last couple of days. We both thoroughly enjoyed it & felt we learnt […]
Congratulations Hayley for a job well done! Hayley Fairclough started classes as a total beginner and has been attending a weekly evening class for the last few months, completing a number of simple projects before venturing on to a challenging […]
Linda Cain attends a weekly sewing class on Tuesdays and was commissioned by her daughters to make a designer tweed bag, similar to what they’d seen on the High Street. “I made two of these tweed bags, one for each of my […]
Our one day Saturday workshop is ideal for those who can’t commit to a regular weekly class. Run on the third Saturday of every month it provides optimum flexibility for all skill levels. Select title to view more details
Why not join us on Saturday 18 February 2017 for our next beginners class? You too, could leave at the end of the day with a project to be proud of, even if you’ve never used a machine before!
Thank you for helping us in making a pot holder, pencil case, bag, Freddie the fish and pillow case. We really enjoyed it and it has been a great way to spend the summer. Thank you, love Tracy and Remy Nine year old […]
Join our mixed ability sewing classes to achieve success in your newly found skills
Well done to Tracy and Remy on their first ‘mum and me’ class! Mum and ten year old daughter Remy attended their very first ‘mum and me’ class and loved every minute to it! They were able to get to grips […]
We can’t promise wall and to wall sunshine this summer but we can brighten up your week with a range of creative sewing classes! Along with our regular mixed ability weekly classes we have a brand new ‘Mum and me’ summer […]
Join us for your GBSB fix on Saturday 18 June Been inspired by what you’ve seen so far on the GBSB ? Want to try out some of them for yourself? Then our ‘Make it your own day‘ workshop is […]
Strictly dance wear Thoughts have been on my latest dance exam in a couple of weeks time so I needed an outfit that would tick all the boxes- long and flowing for the ballroom section, short and flirty for […]
Girlie Sewing Saturdays Category: Specialist Workshops Skill Level: All Levels Course Duration: 1 Day Cost: £65 Celebrating a Hen Party, Birthday or just a break from it all? Then our Girlie Sewing Saturday one day course is for you! Especially […]
Struggling with your new overlocker and need some tuition? Join us on Saturday 14 May for a confidence boosting session that will put you back on track. We’ll cover threading, tension problems, practical applications such as elastic application and collar and […]