What you'll do
I would love to share a day with you to help you make & create a design of your very own. In the time we will spend together I will show you the basic tools that you will need to drape and create your garment. If needed, I will give you a 1 hour crash course on how to use a sewing machine then once you have familiarised yourself with the equipment that you will use to make your garment we will then browse through a fashion style book that will give you some inspiration and you will jot down your ideas. Don’t worry if you can’t draw, we have some ready made body form templates that makes the process so much more fun (not forgetting easier) Once you have decided on a style, shape etc then we will take your measurements and get to work on creating a Muslin pattern through the art of pattern draping. From a mannequin draped pattern we will create a ready to wear Toile where you can try it on for size and tweak the shape, length and fit to suit your body shape. From muslin fit, we will then go on to create your very own finished garment design.
I am a Garment Designer/ Dressmaker who has 20 years of sewing & designing experience. I have worked with DAKS, Marks & Spencer’s Lingerie, Levi’s and I currently own my own first floor design studio in the heart of our lovely market town of Newent. My day to day job is designing and making customer’s dressmaking orders. I also offer a clothing alterations service one day a week.
Lunch. Homemade cookies A high tea will be provided. Free tea & coffee will also be provided .
Where you'll be
We will be mostly indoors for the duration of the course but if people would like to take a break to visit the fabric shop just around the corner then we can all go together.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 3 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Some sewing experience may be useful but not at all necessary.
Sewing machines, adjustable mannequins, tools lunch, tea and coffee are provided. Fabrics are limited so customersare advised to bring their own.
Design a garment crash course
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