1940’s Wrap Dress Sewing Pattern
A stunning, vintage-inspired woven wrap dress with a wearable contemporary feel, the 1940’s Wrap Dress is a gem from the Sew Over It archives. Stylish, sophisticated and elegant, you can wear this dressed up or down, perfect for both daytime … Read More
Advent calendar workshop
Tuesday 24/11/2015 10am-1pm (Plymouth) Tuesday 24/11/2015 5.30pm-8.30pm (Plymouth) (Plymouth) Come and make your own ADVENT CALENDAR. Bring some fabrics and any embellishments you wish to use. Basic sewing knowledge is necessary for this workshop. If you need to learn basics, … Read More
Beginners sewing workshop
Wednesday 8/8/2018 (10am-1pm) Level: Beginners This workshop is great for those who never used a sewing machine or want to refresh their skills or regain confidence. This workshop is recommended to do first before doing any other workshop if you … Read More
Wednesday 23/11/16 10am-12pm Come and make your own Christmas stockings or decorations. Bring some fabrics and any embellishments you wish to use or use the fabric we provide. Basic sewing knowledge is necessary for this workshop. Do not forget your … Read More
Cushion making workshop
Wednesday 31/1/2018 10am-1pm (Plymouth) Level: Intermediate This is a 3h workshop. You’ll practice your sewing skills whilst making a piped cushion cover with the inserted zip. You can also opt for simple patchwork or applique and you can make buttoned … Read More
Dressmaking for beginners
Saturday 4/6/15 (10am-3pm) Level: Beginners/Intermediate Bring your own pattern and material and make something for yourself or someone else. In this workshop you will learn everything you need to know to start making your own clothes. You will learn about … Read More
Eve Dress Sewing Pattern
Eve is a versatile wrap dress with endless potential. With two stunning variations creating completely different looks, there’s so much fun to be had with this pattern! Whether you go boho romantic for summer garden parties or sleek and elegant for everyday, the … Read More
Get to know a sewing machine
Wednesday 27/6/2018 6pm-8pm (2 hours) Level: Complete beginners To bring: just yourself and your sewing machine if you got one Provided: refreshments This workshop is for anybody that never used a sewing machine or feels very rusty. This is a … Read More
Sewing retreat in Cornwall (dressmaking)
28th Sept – 1st Oct 2018
SPECIAL EARLY BIRD OFFER
Pay the whole amount up front , and get 10% off the total cost (Pay £405 instead of £450). The discount will be applied automatically.
Please email us if you have any further queries. For bookings with your partner, or a friend, who doesnt wish to do workshops please do contact us.
Sewing lesson: we will make an item of clothing of your choice (or more if you manage in a given time). I will provide you with the list of patterns to choose from to ensure the workshop is manageable (you will have choice of skirt, trousers or simple dress that you can adapt to suit you). If you wish to make children’s clothes or men’s clothing please get in touch to discuss.
3 nights accommodation (Friday – Monday)
Friday: Your free day to allow you to settle in and to explore surroundings
Saturday: Breakfast, Lunch + sewing workshop
Sunday: Breakfast, Lunch and Free evening + sewing workshop
Monday: Your departure
2 Full days of sewing tuition (including some materials). These workshops are suitable for complete beginners and for intermediate level and will start 10am and finish around 4pm on both days (Saturday and Sunday)
(Accommodation has own kitchen so you can cook up your own meals on Friday or we can recommend where to go nearby, or organize a meal for you at extra cost)
- your travel
- sewing machine (can be provided if necessary, but we have only 2 available machines and its best to learn on your own. Please let us know before booking that you need the machine – first come, first served)
- food on Friday and evening meals
- material if you wish to make something specific for yourself
Friday: arrival; anytime that suits you.
Saturday: we meet for breakfast at 9am (thats when I bring it all fresh) and we start at 10am. Finish around 4pm.
Sunday: You have breakfast without me and we start 10am – finish 4pm.
Monday: your departure
You can opt to pay in 2 installements. You pay first part at the time of booking and second part should be paid before the end of July to secure the place. Please select the correct option when booking at the bottom of the page. You will get an email reminder and bank details to pay the second part of booking. You can book online or email and we sort out the invoice and payment by BACS.
Note for locals: You can join us for both days without accommodation and dinner. You just need to get yourself to Looe and spend whole Saturday with us and come back Sunday for another whole day. (Lunch will be included on both days) Please select ‘workshop only’ when booking’
Skirt making workshop
In this workshop you get your own pattern to use and take with you home to use again on your own. We will make basic pencil skirt or you can create an A-line skirt or panel skirt from the same pattern when we learn how to adjust it. Bring your material and zip and make sure you bring your invisible zip presser foot with your sewing machine. Provided: tea, coffee, biscuits.
Trousers making workshop
In this workshop you get your own pattern to use and take with you home to use again on your own. We will make this fitted pair of trousers together and learn how to adjust the pattern. You can choose to make it into wider fit or jupe cullote style. Bring your material and zip and make sure you bring your invisible zip presser foot with your sewing machine. Provided: tea, coffee, biscuits and lunch with a glass of light wine :)
Ultimate Trousers Sewing Pattern
Make yourself a pair of Ultimate Trousers with this perfect pattern! Slim fitting, ankle grazing and flattering for so many figures, the Ultimate Trousers will be your go-to trouser pattern. So simple to make you will be whipping these up … Read More
Vintage dress sewing workshop
In this workshop you get your own pattern to use and take with you home to use again on your own. We will make thi vintage Betty dress. Bring your material and zip and make sure you bring your invisible zip presser foot with your sewing machine. Provided: tea, coffee, biscuits and lunch with a glass of light wine 🙂