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  1. Bias Cut Skirt

    Bias Cut Skirt


    Working with fabric cut on the bias can be a challenge, but wearing clothes made on the bias are incredibly flattering and comfortable. The first part of this course will be measuring, cutting out and tacking together. Then magically overnight the fabric will be ready to sew into a fantastic lined skirt. You will also learn to use the overlocker and a concealed zip. Learn More
  2. Autumn Focus - Marcy Tilton Designs - Dress & Jacket - 5th,6th,7th September

    Autumn Focus - Marcy Tilton Designs - Dress & Jacket - 5th,6th,7th September


    Marcy Tilton Month

    This month the dressmaking workshops will all be using the wonderful designs of Marcy Tilton. Based in Oregon, USA, Marcy designs patterns for Vogue which are fabulous, wearable garments with lots of design detail.

    Marcy’s love of sewing comes through in her designs, curved seam lines, A-symmetrical hemlines, different darts and tucks, unusual pocket details and seam finishes all make for exciting original garments.

    We have chosen a mix of patterns using various fabrics so if you are looking for an unusual design, would like to learn new techniques or work with a difficult fabric there is something for everyone.

    An exciting challenging month for everyone and we are really looking forward to creating beautiful garments.

    Marcy Tilton Dress & Jacket

    Everything you need to make this stunning designer garment is provided in this workshop including fabric, pattern and notions. We teach you all the techniques required and you could go home wearing it.

    Create a beautiful outfit and learn lots of technique on this 3 day workshop.  The dress is made of panels so lots of matching, create bias binding for the neck and add a pocket. The fitted cardigan has mock front bands and a flounce,work with jersey and learn the correct seam and hem details, finish off with button & loop 

    Work with one of our cotton jersey from a collection we carefully selected as we know they will give you a great result , learn to alter your pattern and how to work with jersey fabric, correct seams and hem finishes and gathering.

    We hope you will love it enough to purchase another fabric from our gorgeous selection to take home and make another.

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  3. Sample Day - Dressmaking Techniques- 3rd May 2016

    Sample Day - Dressmaking Techniques- 3rd May 2016


    Achieving a perfect finish for your garments often comes from the extra details used in construction. On this workshop you will learn how to choose the correct fabric to interline for a couture finish, hand stitches and fastenings as well as how to make continuous bias binding from a small piece of fabric then finish seams and hems with a Hong Kong binding. Lots of techniques to learn, with samples and notes to take home. Learn More
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