Events

**NEW** Dressmaking Open sessions with Anna Vickery

New for the spring Anna is starting Open Sessions.

These session will be held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month 10-1pm

You can bring any dressmaking project to work on or choose one of Anna’s project sheets to get you going.

 

Starts Tuesday 9th April

1 session £40 or book 3 sessions for £100

Skill share sessions (x4 sessions) – various dates

Dressmaking skill share sessions with Anna Vickery –

These dressmaking sessions are aimed at perfecting your skills. Sessions on specific techniques, tools and materials.

session – Hems and finishing touches

session –   Working with paper patterns

session –  – working with stretch fabrics

session –  Fit and tweak – how to alter paper patterns

session – Zips and buttonholes

session – how to use my overlocker (1-1 session) £55

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Each session is 2 hours

£90 for all 4 session (*discounted)

or you can book one session at £25

(*doesn’t include overlocker)

basic machine skills necessary

Overlocker 1-1 sessions need to be booked individually and cost £55 for 2 hours, Please call or email the shop to arrange a date and time convenient to you.

Teens with Machines club -June

Sewing club for Teens age 11+

On the 3rd Saturday of every month, the teen club will meet from 10.00-1.00pm 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 £25 or introductory offer of 3 sessions for £60  (please call the shop to book with this offer)

 

June  session –

 

rara skirts

£25 per session all materials included

please contact the shop for more information on future sessions

 

Make a pattern from your favourite top!

 

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

**Part of the SKILL SESSIONS £25 each or 4 for £90

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.

make elastic waist shorts

Make a pair of unisex shorts with elasticated waist.

Workshop includes all materials, suitable for beginners, adults and teens

Learn to make a pair of shorts  with an elasticated waist – techniques include laying out a paper pattern, cutting out, machine sewing, french seams and hems.

includes materials

 

Skill share sessions – 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.

Part of the dressmaking skill share sessions

£25 per session or book  4 for £90

 

Teens with Machines club -May

Sewing club for Teens age 11+

On the 3rd Saturday of every month, the teen club will meet from 10.00-1.00pm 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 £25 or introductory offer of 3 sessions for £60  (please call the shop to book with this offer)

 

April and May session –

Transform a T-shirt or vest into a dress. You will need to bring along a t-shirt or vest for the top part of the dress. Then pick a fabric from our selection here in the shop to make the skirt and Anna will help you make the transformation.

PLEASE NOTE: You will need to book BOTH sessions to complete the dress

 

£25 per session all materials included

please contact the shop for more information on future sessions

 

Beginners Dressmaking – 6 week evening class

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 7th may – 11 June

Skill share sessions – Working with Stretch fabrics

Join dressmaker Anna Vickery for an masterclass in working with stretch fabrics.

This 2 hour class will allow you to feel happy working tricky fabrics such as jersey

*Part of the Dressmaking skill share sessions

basic sewing machine skill required

book one for £25 or book 4 for £90

Skill share sessions- Working with paper pattern

Dressmaker Anna Vickery will show you how to work with a paper pattern. During the 2 hours you will learn markings, techniques, cutting and placing.

**part of the skill share sessions

basic machine skills necessary

£25 per session or book 4 for £90