Oh how time is flying again! but I have finally planned a some classes for the next few months. If you are looking for something specific then do get in touch & I will try to fit it in.

February                                                                                                                                                  Sewing for Beginners 2nd Saturday –  10.30-12.30pm                                                                     If your new to sewing this will help you make friends with your machine.
Dressmaking from scratch 2nd Saturday –  1.30-5pm (week1)
Dressmaking from scratch 9th Saturday – 1.30-5pm (week2)                                                      Two sessions giving you time to either start your first project or push on with something that’s more challenging.
Pattern cutting (The Skirt)  10th Sunday –  12-5pm                                                                   If your new to making your own patterns this the best place to start.                                   Learn how to draft a skirt block using your measurement & make a calico mock-up to check the fit.

Sewing for Beginners 16th Saturday -10.30-12.30pm
Fit & Finish (1/2 day) 16th Saturday –  1.30-4.30pm                                                                        Come and finish off that garment that has been causing you all the problems!
The Corset (day1) 17th Sunday – 11-5pm
The Corset (day2) 31st Sunday – 11-5pm                                                                                     Working with a Victorian corset pattern c1890, we will look at construction, boning techniques & inserting a busk.  With time in between to work on your corset at home

For full descriptions & the price for each one follow this link to my Class page

Happy Sewing


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Open Studios

It’s that time of year where everyone & their dog has open studios! Not wanting to be left out my door will be open on Saturday 1st December as part of the Drill Halls Open Studios

Come by to see what I’m working on & browse a selection of textile delights. I’m not alone as others in the building will have their doors open. Also there is an Arts market on so lots to see & when you’re in need of refreshments the cafe will have its usual yummy selection.

If your aware of the Just a Card campaign to encourage us all to support local makers & shops then you can’t go wrong with a trip to the Drill Hall on the 1st December.

Happy Independent Christmas Shopping!


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How to make a Shirt

2 Sunday sessions 25th Nov & 2nd Dec       From 1-4.30pm: £80

Bit of a last minute class but have you ever wanted to make yourself or your partner a shirt?

In this class, working with your own pattern & fabric we will make a shirt.

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

This class is aimed at those looking to improve skills they already have.  Not suitable to complete beginners

Do get in touch if you would like to come along


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Botanics Wedding Fair

I’m so happy to be asked to show my bridal work at the Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh this Sunday! I love embroidering flowers & botanically inspired pieces and have wanted to show here for years.

So go for a wee Sunday walk round the amazing gardens and stop by the Caledonian Hall to see me and the other exhibiters. The east gate is your most direct way in and we will be ready to see you from 12 to 4pm.

Heres the link to their page for information on a botanics wedding

Happy Sewing


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Oh so what have I been up to in the last few weeks you ask??

Well its all about making new things to show at Cloth#18 at the Dovecot Gallery this weekend. 23 fabulous textile people & their work will be showing & selling in th balcony area.  Such a nice space to be in & I’ll have corsets, cushions, bags, purses & wall panels on show, lots to see.

You could easily spend the day in this old converted swimming pool as there’s also Dazzle (jewelery) & a Liberty’s exhibition on & the cafe for supplies.

Heres the link to the show page

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Its start of the Leith Festival this Saturday & we are having an open studio at The Drill Hall.

I do hope you will come by to see me as will have some new pieces to show off.



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Sewing Classes in June

I’ve got some new class times up in June for dressmaking and beginners sewing. You can see them here on my Class Times page.

Sewing for Beginners is a class for absolute beginners to dressmaking and sewing. You will discover how to use the sewing machine, make seams and understand pattern instructions. If you have a machine of your own please feel free to bring it with you to learn on. I will be running a class on Saturday 16th of June from 10:30-12:30pm

Dressmaking from Scratch is good for you if you are a beginner or just want improve your dressmaking skills. 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. I will be running a class in two parts, on Saturday 2nd of June from 1-4.30pm and the second class on Saturday the 16th of June from 1-4.30pm.

I will also be doing the above class in a 4 week block of evening classes starting on Monday 18th of June from 7-9pm and each Monday the next 3 weeks at the same time.

Pass on to anyone you think might be interested or get in touch if you would like to come yourself. Prices are here on my Classes page.

Happy Sewing


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