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Make a Merchant & Mills dress

Using your choice of the wonderful Merchant and Mills dress patterns, let Anna help you make the garment from start to finish.

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

The class will run over two sessions tuesday 24th March and Tuesday 31 March 10-2pm

Teen Sewing Club -March 2020

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 Anna Vickery

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)

 

 

 

£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 17 th March 2020

 

*materials and pattern not included

Dressmaking skills sessions – Reverse Pattern Cutting, 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.

**NEW** Dressmaking Club with Anna Vickery

 

New for the new year, Anna is starting a dressmaking club

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.

 

1 session £30 or book 3 sessions for £75

 

Dressmaking skill 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

 

Dressmaking Skill session – 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

**NEW** Dressmaking Club with Anna Vickery

 

New for the new year, Anna is starting a dressmaking club

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.

 

1 session £30 or book 3 sessions for £75

 

Dressmaking skills session – Hems & Finishing touches

Time to finish off those half done projects! A crash course in seams, hems and edge finishes, bring a notebook…

This short class starts with a ‘show and tell’ of samples and discussion of when and where to use them and then allows you the opportunity to practice some of the techniques.

Includes French seams, Bias binding, Blind and invisible hems, Rolled and Pin hems, hems on stretch fabrics, jeans hems and more. Hand and machine sewing.

Suitable for beginners, those needing a refresher and students.

materials not included

basic sewing machine skills required

**Part of the Dressmaking master class series

Make any pattern from the Anna Vickery children’s wear range in a day

Choose to make any of Annas children’s wear patterns, (age 1-5years) and let Anna guide you through the making process. It could be a dress, pinafore, shirt, shorts, waistcoat or pjs

Pattern is included but NOT MATERIALS

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