Great gift ideas!
Our courses and workshops make great gift ideas! 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.
Meet our young summer students!
Meet our young students who had the opportunity to attend some of our daytime classes during the summer holidays. Sisters Grace and Evie completed a number of projects during their two morning sessions and are pictured here showcasing their favourite. […]
Look what I’ve made!
‘Look what I’ve made!’ Nine year old Lai-yen proudly shows off his iPad cover, made in his very first sewing class. ‘Learning to sew is fun !’ he excitedly told mum Lina who was pleasantly surprised and pleased with how […]
Students Showcase Projects
Take a look at the efforts of some of our new students this month, who have had great fun completing projects. Kaye and Judith made an ultra chic lined tote bag with matching print patched pocket on the ‘Sewing for […]
Take a peek at Fee’s first sewing project. I’m sure you’ll be suitably impressed. The pencil skirt is fully lined with an invisible zip, fitted waistband and hand finished hem. Very haute couture to complement the French inspired designer print! Read Fee’s review […]
Students creations and reviews!
Meet Daniel and Lisa who attended classes recently. Daniel made a bespoke tie in the workshop on Saturday 21 February whilst Lisa, who enrolled on a block of weekly classes, completed a variety of projects from soft furnishings to garments, including the […]
Special occasion cocktail wear
Every girl needs at least one glam frock in her wardrobe, don’t you agree? Take a look at this little cutie loaded with enough sequins to sink a battle ship! The dress is fully lined and has empire line styling […]
Well done Sue!
Take a look at Sue’s latest creations. A black jacket in boiled wool, copied from a ready to wear favourite and a red and black plaid skirt. The jacket’s feature patch pocket with spider’s web detail was inspired from the […]
How to freshen up a dated design
Here’s how to freshen up a dated design into a modern look. I’m sure we all have dresses in the wardrobe that could do with a facelift. This is one I made at […]
Carol’s Tote Shopping Bag
Here’s a vintage look, tote style shopping bag made by Carol, one of my regular weekly class students. This is a lovely medium weight printed quality fabric in muted colours which gives a luxurious look and feel to the bag. […]
Liberty print jersey wrap dress
Check out this Liberty print jersey dress in lovely autumn colours! Wrap over bodice and circular skirt give a vintage feel. Pattern is Vogue 1027 with slight adjustments to fit and style. Fabric is super quality and easy to care […]
New class sewing machines!
Exciting news ! We have just taken delivery of brand new class sewing machines for use in the school. Very simple to use but with enhanced sewing features, this machine is one of the most practical I’ve seen in a […]
Couture Speed Tailoring Review
Louise Younger has a very busy life style and a job that takes her away from home quite a lot. This makes attending a weekly class or even short course very difficult. After discussing her need for a tailoring […]
dressmaking and tailoring skills
Learn dressmaking and tailoring skills. The mild weather has been great for extending our summer wardrobe, meaning for me personally i can wear those lovely cool blues a little longer!
Lucia’s first blouse project
Lucia Quartarone has been attending weekly classes for a few months now and has progressed considerably since her first class as a complete beginner. Take a look at her first blouse project. The style of blouse, coupled with the choice […]
Tope’s first jacket
Tope Onisarotu, a visitor from Nigeria, attended my five week Summer School just recently. During the course Tope, here to complete her degree at Lancaster university, made a sun top, a boned bodice and a tailored jacket. No mean feat in […]
Gill’s first sewing project
Meet Gill who attended her first Sewing for Beginners class on Saturday.
Keli’s Success Story!
Read Keli’s success story that has led to her exciting new business venture!