Saturday, 5 January 2013

New classes and dates for 2013

Hope everyone had a lovely festive season and the new year is treating you well so far. One of my new years resolutions this year is to try and get my classes organised and booked ahead of time. Better for me because I know whats coming and can get prepared and better for you because you can put it in your diary and get excited about it!!
So here are my proposed classes for the next few months. None of these are set in stone and there are still possibilities for change. Remember to sign up early for things because I hate to disappoint and you know I only have limited space in each class. All these classes are suitable for those who have taken the beginner course or have some sewing experience (unless otherwise noted).
Sewing with stretchy stuff: Wednesday 16th January, 23rd and 30th 5.30-8pm. $60.
This 3 week class teaches you how to cut and sew with jersey, t-shirt or any other kind of stretchy fabric. In this class we'll start with a basic t-shirt/top and then make something of your choice...dress, skirt, pants, up to you. (This class will also take place on Tuesday 5th, 12th, 19th March).
Dress-making: Thursday 17th, 24th, 31st January and 7th February 5.30-8pm. $80.
Choose from a variety of patterns in this 4 week class to craft yourself a dress, while learning techniques like inserting an invisible/lapped zipper, fitting darts or adding a lining. (This class will also take place on Wednesday 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th March).
Made by Lindsay here
Making a tailored shirt: Sunday January 20th, 27th February 3rd and 10th. 3-6pm (the first class will be 12-3pm due to elec cut). $95.
In this 4 week class you'll learn some advanced techniques to make your own tailored button down shirt. Learn how to make a collar and cuffs, and finish the shirt with french seams for a very clean finish on the inside as well as the outside. You'll go home with a perfect shirt for the office or something more casual.
Trouser/shorts-making: Wednesday 13th, 20th, and 27th February 5.30-8pm. $65.
In this 3 week class you can choose from a variety of patterns which will  teach you all the basics of making and fitting a pair of trousers. Learn how to add in-seam pockets and fly fronts for a unique pair of trousers or shorts. 

Refashioning and recycling: Thursday 14th and 21st January. 5.30-8.30pm. $35.
Give your old clothes a new life by refashioning them. In two evenings turn shirts into skirts, dresses into tops, add detail to boring clothes or simply mend and fix well-loved and worn out clothes.

Pattern Drafting: Thursday 7th March and every Thursday until 9th May (this does not have to be Thursday, if you want to do this and prefer a different day then there is a possibility of changing it) 5-8pm. $200.
A brand new class to teach you how to make a dress pattern from scratch. We'll start by drafting a bodice, sleeve and skirt block to fit your exact measurements , make a muslin to check the fit and then learn how to change design details like darts, necklines, pleats etc to create a dress of your own design! N.B you need some experience sewing clothes for this class, not suitable for those who have only taken the beginner course. (I am also open to doing this on a weekday if I have enough people who want to.)

Handbag making: Saturday 16th and 23rd March. 11-3pm. $65.
A two day workshop in which you'll learn how to make a professional looking handbag/purse/man bag/holdall etc. Add metal fastenings and fancy closures for a bag which looks shop-bought.
Underwear/swimwear making: Starting beginning of May? 6 weeks. (details of this not finalised but want to know if there is any interest)

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