Hello, and welcome to ‘The Yorkshire School of Sewing’
Built on reputation, high professional standards of tuition are given to help you achieve a perfect fit and finish to all your dressmaking, pattern drafting and soft home furnishings.
All aspects of dressmaking are taught from beginners, those wishing to return to sewing after some time, through to people who want to develop their skills and knowledge to the advanced couture levels, being a specialist in fitting, I can show you how to achieve a perfect fit to all your garments.
It’s such a satisfying feeling when you wear one of your own creations and receive great comments from others on how wonderful you look, and how clever you are to have made it!
Should anyone want to learn something that is not included in the list of Workshops/courses – no problem! Just let me know and I will endeavour to include your requirements in future Workshops
A gentle reminder!!
Discount entry tickets for the Knitting and Stitching show Harrogate don’t miss your opportunity!
Hello everyone hope this finds you well and raring to go again now the sewing season is upon us. It’s time to start thinking of making your special winter coat. Maybe using beautiful cashmere with an easy chic pattern is just so classic. Or maybe it’s a new slinky Christmas outfit you’re thinking of – and of course learning new skills along the way
Lots has been happening since the last newsletter, a real variety of classes with satisfying results for everyone. Below you will see, ‘just some’ of the great things ladies have been creating recently.
At long last, the ‘pink Chanel style jacket is complete’ – well nearly, I think I ought to add pockets onto this now.
Oowww those overlockers can be tricky to use, but once you get to grips with them they produce such beautifull finishes to your garments, and not only that, you’d be surprised at just what other things they can do for your dressmaking.
Happy ladies now with tight neat necklines using stretch knit fabric.
Aaahh – that’s how you do it!!
Sheila used a Vogue vintage pattern to produce this beautiful Mother of the Groom wedding outfit – using a very pale green vintage look fabric, bought at Fine Fabrics in Harrogate
Also above, we have Janet & Janet, both ladies had struggled for many years being disappointed with things they had made because of a bad fit. At the end of the ‘fit to flatter dress’ class they couldn’t believe just how well their toiles fitted and of course, when these are made up in good quality fabric they will be even better!
Two good pals and experienced sewers, Linda and Janet from the North East. They have been to many of the classes, but wanting to stretch their knowledge and skills, stepping out of their comfort zone using more specialist fabrics. These quick easy jackets were made from suede- and what a finish! they got just what they wanted in the colour they wanted and loved every minute of making them using the special techniques needed for working with such materials.
Lisa in her basic starter toile – How did we get this perfect fabbie fit? This was constructed on the masterclass on fitting. On this class we look in great detail at the fit of skirts, bodices, and sleeves, analysing ‘your’ figure to a fine degree making comparisons against commercial patterns.
Lisa now has the all important ‘knowledge’ on how to get the perfect fit for her figure, regardless of which pattern she uses. She now knows why, patterns don’t fit, where to make the amendments for her, and how to do this – easy when you know how!!
As mentioned in my previous newsletter, as a thank you to all my subscribers, you can receive a special discount on tickets.
So instead of £17 for an adult ticket on the door, you will pay just £12.00 – simply visit the following website:
and click ‘book tickets’ or call 0844 581 1319 and quote code TEACH17 when prompted.
Learning new skills is always good for our wellbeing and gives us a real boost when we produce something that’s beautifully made and above all – ‘it fits perfectly’ !!
Whether it’s starting at the beginning, or moving onto make couture garments to a high quality standard, there’s something for everyone who loves sewing – all details can be found on the link below:
Gift Vouchers for Christmas
As Christmas is looming, those ‘Gift Vouchers’ either for you or someone else are always a real worthwhile and meaningful gift.
Just drop me a line and they’ll be over to you in a jif
Knitting and Stitching show Harrogate IC
Thursday 22nd November – Sunday 25th November
Teaching this year every day at the Learning curve workshops
Come and see me at the show – Hall Q
Details of all classes and a calendar of dates can be found on my website below:
All classes take place at Roundhay North Leeds and also Fine Fabrics in Harrogate
Tel: 07532 110 219