All of my workshops have been designed for you to feel relaxed and comfortable whilst picking up a few handy sewing skills. A brand new workshop space has been designed for you in a beautiful 1940s art deco building surrounded by quality dressmaking fabrics bursting with inspiration.
Something for you beginners….
Our Aim: The 10 Week Beginners Dressmaking Workshop teaches you everything from how to thread a sewing machine all the way to how to hem your finished garment and everything in-between. You will learn all the basic skills and knowledge you need to make a simple garment. You will be guided every step of the way and hopefully leave the 10 week workshop with a finished garment you have made and can successfully wear. The skills and knowledge will continue to grow the more your sew and hopefully your love of dressmaking will inspire others to get involved. A follow-on workshop is always available for you to attend- please ask for more dates!
What you need to bring: Just bring yourselves as everything is provided for you until week 5. On week 5 you will be asked to purchase a dressmaking pattern and fabric of your choice. We have a large warehouse full of beautiful, quality dressmaking fabrics for you to get creative and choose from. Please provide £10.00 on your first workshop for the use of your practice and sampling fabric for the first few weeks. If you would like to use your own sewing machine you are more than welcome to bring it with you. We provide The Elna Experience by Janome sewing machine which is easy to use and comes highly recommended for those of you looking to purchase a machine.
Must Haves: Nothing… apart from you time and passion!
Our Aim: The 6 weeks Intermediate dressmaking workshop aims for you to build your confidence, brush up on some skills and produce beautiful well made garments you can live and die in. Depending of your choice of garment and fabric you can make more than one garment in the 6 weeks!
What you need to bring: A dressmaking pattern and suitable fabric of your choice. We also have a warehouse full of quality dressmaking fabrics available for your purchase upon arrival. If you would like to use your own sewing machine you are more than welcome to bring it with you. We provide The Elna Experience by Janome sewing machine which is easy to use and comes highly recommended for those of you looking to purchase a machine.
Must Haves: You must have some type of dressmaking experience and understanding to take part in this workshop. The intermediates workshop is 6 individuals working at their own pace, making different garments, at different times. Your learning will be on a one- to- one basis when and if needed. Different skills will be taught to different people depending on your skill level and choice of garment.
I have many more workshops coming soon so keep eye out on the website!!! I have recently been experiencing problems on the website and I am in the process of sorting that out. If you are unable to purchase your fabric or workshop please email me and I will be in touch to help you asap.