New Years Class Times

Apologies for my lack of blog posts & tardiness in updating my class times page! A few weeks before Christmas I had a last-minute bride to dress for her New Years Eve wedding & my time just disappeared. When it was all done & I closed the studio doors I just need a few weeks of down time to recharge.

Anyway I will be back in the studio official on Monday the 9th January & ready to tackle new projects & explore ideas for 2017.

I will tell you all about the last-minute dress once I get pics back from my bride but it was a lovely one.

I have managed to plan some classes for the first few months & the dates & times are on

Drop me an email if you would like to attend one of them.

Happy Sewing

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Tribe Porty

Looking forward to showing my work at this show on Saturday.

If you’re in the area do come by & say hello, I’m sure you will find some great work to pursue & buy.

Happy Shopping



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Open Studios!

It’s that time of year when almost every arts studio in Edinburgh opens their doors to the pubic. Not wanting to be left out & in conjunction with the Drill Halls Christmas Arts Market we are doing Open Studios this Saturday, 3rd December.

It’s sure to be a great day so do come by to see us. Here’s the link to the webpage with details of who is going to be there on the day for Open Studios

I will have a range of work on show, new & old, so your sure to find some bargains.

Happy Sewing


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Flock !!

Last few days of production in the studio before I head north to Banchory for show. I have lots of lovely new things that will make great Christmas gifts.

It’s set at the lovely Woodend Barn and there will be a great range of folk and work on show. Traveling up with me and showing their beautiful work will be these fab creatives

If you are in the area do come by and say hello.


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Dressmaking from Scratch

If you want to spend a few hours brushing up your sewing skills then get in touch to save a space on this Saturdays dressmaking class.

22nd Saturday – Dressmaking from scratch 1-4.30pm (week1)
29th Saturday – Dressmaking from scratch 1-4.30pm (week2)

I will take you through general dressmaking & sewing techniques helping you work out any of those tricky bits in your pattern.  Zips, collars, setting in sleeves, I will tailor the course to each person’s individual needs & aim to give a good finish to your garment.

£70 for the 2 sessions, contact me directly for a booking form.

Happy Sewing


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Date change for Corset Class

Well due to ill-health, mine & the students! We have moved the dates of this months corset class back a bit.

So Corsets day 1 is now on this Sunday 16th 11-5pm & Day 2 is on the 30th 11-5pm. If those dates suits some of you better, then do get in touch to grab a space. Let’s get those bosoms heaving in something structured for the festive season.

Happy Sewingmab-stag-corset

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Corset Class

Coming up this Saturday & next Sunday I have a corset class planned.

The corset is a wonderful garment giving you a fabulous hourglass shape and can take inches off your waist! Originally designed and worn by the Victorians as underwear, this garment has come right up to date and is now worn as outerwear.

On this two-day workshop you will work with a Victorian corset pattern c1890. From a toile altered to fit, through to your finished corset. You will look at materials, construction, boning techniques, inserting a busk and finishing techniques.
NB. You will have the opportunity to cover your corset in a fabric of your choice if you so wish. Silk dupion type fabrics are ideal. You may bring your own fabric or purchase from me on the day.

Recommended Abilities: Must have confident sewing skills, able to work reasonably quickly and accurately.

A complex garment; this course runs over two days with a gap in between to allow you to do home work at your own pace.

Day 1: Saturday 8th Oct 10.30-4.30pm Day 2: Sunday 16th 11-5pm

Get on touch if you would like to come along.Orange kat1.150

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