Making your own clothes with Anna

My 6 Week Beginners Dressmaking Class by Anna Vickery

Who’s looking forward to the next series of Sewing Bee, I am! The challenges they take on though…..

With most people trying to be more environmentally aware, and the fashion industry being one of the largest offenders (not to mention the high streets boring safe offerings) what better time to make your own.

Over the years I’ve been workshopping at Millie Moon I’ve met lots of people who sew, but are nervous about starting dressmaking (what if it doesn’t fit? falls apart?) or taking the next step (the number of times people say they are looking for a pattern without fastenings so they don’t have to sew zips/buttonholes!)

Fear not, my 6 week dressmaking evening class is here…. ‘Dressmaking with paper patterns’ is a 6 week evening class – (now into my 7th year of running this class!) – you bring along a paper pattern and material and over 6 x 2 hour sessions make a garment. A nice small group, so lots of opportunity to ask questions. Next course starts 17th March, there are places still available! Here’s some photos of the wonderful things made on the January/February class, Tilly and the buttons dungarees and dungaree dresses, a Lisette denim dress and Butterick trousers that fit!! Good work.

Don’t forget I also run a monthly dressmaking club, skills sessions on specific techniques and 1-1 classes – more information available on the website just click here.

Hope to see you on the next class soon

Anna x

The next evening class starts on march 17th 6-8pm for 6 weeks £135 for more information or to book call the shop 01373 464437

You can follow Anna on facebook, twitter and instagram for more details of her work and future workshops

Millie Moon at the TATE

Many of you over the years have met the real ‘millie moon‘, my daughter, who kindly gave her name to the shop! (Well she didn’t have much say in it to be honest)

Millie was only 8 when we first opened our doors and was a regular at every workshop she could attend. Roll on 12 years and now Millie is an art Student studying “Fine art” at Central Saint Martins in London. Last month, Me and Auntie Rachel had the pleasure of a day trip to London to see Millie take part in an exhibition at the Tate! (Definitely a proud mum moment) Along with fellow students, the exhibition focused on the price of art. You began the journey by screen printing your own money. Using the money to pay what you felt was right for each piece of art. There was even a toilet so you could see what it felt like to just flush your money away.

Millie focused on herself as a “famous” artist with a meet and greet where you could get signed drawings and badges from her.

What an experience for her and us!

If she keeps this up we think she might want her name back soon!

Becki x

Fabric designed by Millie is on sale in our shop now!

You can follow her on instagram @millienoblefineart and you can shop her work @KoolKactus