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SEW PATTERNS . SEW DAY

new and revised classes

SEW PATTERNS has been designed to give an introduction to dressmaking patterns and SEW DAY has been modified so that it is now just a sewing day… turns out we needed more time to sew!!  You can now  choose what you need more help with… the cutting out or the sewing together.  If you come to just a SEW DAY, the cutting out of the fabric pieces must be done before you arrive.

 

SEW PATTERNS – MORNING SESSIONS

£40.00

It will take place on either a Monday or Thursday morning from 10am till 1pm. Due to space, this class can have a maximum of three students.  

Please have a look at the BOOKINGS page for dates

On a SEW PATTERNS session, you will learn how to cut out a simple pattern. I will explain how to work out your size,  IMG_7530calculate fabric amount and type,  and make simple alterations to the pattern. With my help you will cut out your paper pattern, pin it onto some ‘practise’ fabric and cut out the fabric pieces.

You will need to buy and bring with you a simple pattern, chosen from my list, and enough fabric. My list will be emailed to you on booking or if requested before booking.
 As a beginner it is extremely wise to always make a toile (test garment). This way you get a practise run to see if the garment actually suits you and to check the fit. An untreated cotton fabric called Calico is often used to make up a toile. 
 
 At the end of the session it will be ready to sew together either at home or on one of my SEW DAYS.

 

SEW DAY – ONE DAY DRESSMAKING CLASS

£80.00 

SEW DAY is only available to those who have completed a SEW BASIC Course or attended a PRIVATE LESSON with me. It would be a good idea to attend a SEW PATTERNS session prior to the SEW DAY.

Please have a look at the BOOKINGS page for dates.

On the SEW DAY,  I will guide you through the process of making up your sewing pattern. This needs to be cut in the fabric BEFORE the SEW DAY.  If you need help to cut out your fabric pattern pieces you can book a PRIVATE LESSON or a SEW PATTERNS session with me.  

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SEW DAY starts at 9.30am and finishes around 5.30pm, with one hour off for lunch.  There are lots of cafe’s near by if you like to stretch your legs!

Sewing Machines are provided, but you can bring your own machine to use if you’d prefer.  
As you will be working at your own pace / level, I’m afraid it’s impossible for me to guarantee that you will get the garment completely finished. 
 
If you are a complete beginner to dressmaking, please bare in mind that this class is more about learning the process than the finished article.  It is unlikely that you will be wearing the garment the next day!!   It is extremely wise to always make a toile (test garment). This way you get a practise run to see if the garment actually suits you and to check the fit. An untreated cotton fabric called Calico is often used to make up a toile. 

                            

 

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