Hello my amazing sewists/sewcialists/seamsters…The weather has been good lately, the great British Sewing Bee is coming back and I have been busy tailoring, so what could be better? Well………
How about spending a day with me, in my studio, learning Tailoring skills? I am offering one lucky person the chance to join me and learn the skills. Why? Well read on……
Many of us who take to sewing tend to steer away from tailoring: Its seen as complicated, confusing and there are too many hidden (I’m a Tailor, you’re not) secrets. Well that is all about to change. I want to share the tips and secrets of tailoring to you all. I want to open up my studio to those interested but……….
I need a volunteer; a Guinea pig I suppose: Someone who wants to learn some of the secretive skills of tailoring in return for their honest opinion of the day and what I have to offer. I am hoping to run more and more of these sessions in the future for more people to enjoy so would first like some honest feedback.
The day will include:
- Hand sewing skills
- Pattern cutting techniques
- Cloth marking/cutting
- Ironworking (shaping with steam)
- Hand worked buttonholes
- Collar construction
- Finishing techniques.
- (Tea/Coffee/Cake/a lot of fun and a light lunch)
You will leave the day with your notes (plus some handouts from me) and samples of your work.
So what’s the catch, I hear you scream!
There is NO catch: We will agree a date to suit us both but you will have to provide your own transport to Exeter.
You need to be comfortable with sewing but don’t worry if you are less comfortable with tailoring. I want to teach people to tailor! Bring your camera and a note book a I will provide the rest. (Although if you are left-handed please bring your scissors!)
In return all I ask is you share your experience with your friends/social media and give me honest feedback.
Fancy it? Well leave a comment below saying “YES PLEASE” and I will pick one of you at random to join me.
I will draw a name on Saturday 21st July at 7pm. I will share the result on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
If it might not be for you but you know someone who might be interested, then pease share, post, retweet etc. and let them know!
Good luck and I can’t wait to see you soon.
Until next time….Happy Sewing