Events

Make a Autumn cape

Dressmaker Anna Vickery takes you through the step to make this lovely Cape in a day. The lined cape with button fastening is perfect for popping over your shoulders on a cool evening when you don’t want to take a coat or need to add another layer

Teens with machine experience welcome

 

basic machine skills needed

 

Teens with Machines club – October

Our brand new Sewing club for Teens age 11+

On the 3rd Saturday of every month, the teen club will meet from 10.30-12.30am with tutor Fromemaid.

Each month will be a new project to work on covering all machine skills.

Starting with basic machine skills in the first 3 sessions.

Fab Mille Moon Materials included.

Each session is £20 or introductory offer of 3 sessions for £50 (please call the shop to book with this offer)

 

Beginners Dressmaking with paper patterns

Popular 6 week evening class, working at your own pace in a small group make a garment from a paper pattern.

Bring along your choice of paper pattern and material (we’re happy to advise and don’t forget to collect loyalty card stamps on materials purchased.) Suitable for beginners and progressing dressmakers.

Learn as you go, everything from measuring, laying out and cutting to constructing, altering and finishing your garment. Get to know the rest of your group and learn from what they are doing too – previous items made on evening classes include day and evening dresses, childrenswear, pyjamas, skirts, bags, mens shirts, waistcoats and jackets – what do you fancy making?

 

Runs 6-8pm on tuesdays from 9 october to 13th nov 2018

 

Make a child’s dress or Shirt

Choose to make a dress or shirt from one of Annas patterns, (age 1-5years) and let Anna guide you through the making process.

materials included

please be able to thread a sewing machine and sew a straight line.

Take home a finished garment and the skills to go on and make more – techniques covered include using a paper pattern

New – Denim / corduroy Autumn skirt workshop

Join Anna for a skirt making workshop with a difference. No paper patterns! learn how to make a skirt using your measurements alone. Once you have made one you will make many more! sew easy!

this workshop includes a choice of denim or corduroy fabric to make a heavier weight winter skirt, but can be made in any of our fabrics with a small additional cost.

Make a skirt in a day!

 

basic sewing machine skills required, please be comfortable using a machine

NEW – Fit & Tweak Paper patterns

Join Anna and learn the techniques needed to fit and tweak paper patterns to fit.

A great workshop for those who want to take their skills further or for those fed up when nothing ever fits properly

Bring your own pattern, we will supply the pattern paper and away you go.

 

 

Make a Merchant & Mills dress- 2 week evening class

Yes you heard it right, make a dress in 2 sessions, using the wonderful Merchant and Mills patterns.

Learn as you go, everything from measuring, laying out and cutting to constructing, altering and finishing your garment. which one do you fancy making?

Price includes the pattern but not the fabric. You can purchase in store (don’t forget to get those loyalty card stamps) or bring your own.

This class is designed for those who are familiar with dressmaking and confident sewers

2 week course  – 2 sessions

18/9 – 5-9m

25/9 – 5-9pm

Make a Kimono top

Join dressmaking tutor Anna Vickery and make a Kimono style top

 

Price includes all materials,  use of machines and refreshments

Teens with Machines club – September

Our brand new Sewing club for Teens age 11+

On the 3rd Saturday of every month, the teen club will meet from 10.30-12.30am with tutor Fromemaid.

Each month will be a new project to work on covering all machine skills.

Fab Mille Moon Materials included.

Each session is £20 or introductory offer of 3 sessions for £50 (please call the shop to book with this offer)

 

‘Reverse’ Pattern Cutting

 

Got an old favourite? Make a pattern from your favourite top.

Have you got a favourite top thats seen better days? something such that has a nice fit that you have been trying to recreate? This is the class for you…

Learn how to make a paper pattern from an existing garment- find out about shape and symmetry, learn how to transfer seam lines/details and mark seam allowances, notched and hems.

Get advice about suitable fabrics and the order to put the garment together, maybe even start a ‘toile’ (mock up) if minor alterations have been made.

Price includes: 1 pack of pattern paper

10% off materials purchases on the day

 

NOTE::

  • due to time and space, please don’t bring anything too large or complex. If in doubt bring more than 1 item.
  • Be aware in some cases the garment may need to be taken apart.
  • Copied garments should not be re-produced for commercial purposes.