All of my courses are held in the friendly environment of my well-equipped workshop in St. George, Bristol.
With only 3 students on each course, you will receive plenty of help and assistance with your project.
There is a sewing machine for each student to use. I also have an industrial overlock machine that you can use if you would like to.
Most of my courses begin at 10.00am. Please try to arrive by 9.45am. so that we can start the class on time.
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided. Please bring a packed lunch with you.
Pattern Cutting (Beginners):
Draft your own Skirt Block This will be your first step towards designing your own garments and drafting your patterns. Once you have mastered the basic Pattern Cutting techniques, you will be well on your way to creating those wonderful designs that you have always dreamed of! This is an intensive (more)
Pattern Cutting (Intermediate):
Draft your own Bodice Block This 2-day workshop is a follow-on from the Pattern Cutting Beginners ‘Draft your own Skirt Block’. The Bodice Block is a more complex shape to draft and fit, and I will explain some of the most common fitting problems and how to remedy them to produce (more)
Pattern Cutting – Trousers:
Draft your own Trouser Block Have you ever wanted to find the perfect -fitting pair of trousers? Why not come along and draft a Trouser Block to fit your own body shape. Then you can design a pattern for any style of trousers with the perfect fit! The Trouser Block is a (more)
On this 2 day course you will learn how to make a beautiful Bra for yourself using delicate fabrics and laces, stretch powernet and elastics. You have the choice of making a bra with or without underwires. I will provide you with one of my Bra Kits (Choose from my selection of beautiful (more)
This exciting 2 day course will introduce you to the fascinating world of Corsets. Suitable for those of you with some experience of garment making. You will learn how to make a fabulous multi- layered, lined corset which includes Spiral Steel Boning, a Front Fastening Busk and Back Lacing with (more)
On this intensive one-day workshop, you will learn all the skills to make a beautiful Camisole Top and French Knickers Set in lovely soft satin. The set is cut on the bias to give a flattering fit. A fantastic gift idea, or a luxurious treat to make for yourself. (more)
A fantastic day of Knicker making! This one- day workshop is suitable for beginners, or those with sewing experience who just want to brush up on their skills. Any style that you wish to make from Thongs to French Knickers!! Make as many pairs as you can! Also including my (more)
In this fun one-day workshop you learn how to make a pair of cosy Pyjama Pants, and customise a T-shirt or Vest to match the Pants. What a fantastic gift idea! You will need to bring 2.5 metres of fabric for your Pyjama Pants. Cotton or cotton blends are suitable, (more)
Vintage Style Tea Dress:
During this two-day workshop, you will learn the skills to make a beautiful fully-lined Vintage Style Tea Dress to fit yourself perfectly. I have designed this lovely dress and drafted the pattern which has 2 skirt variations, 2 bodice variations and 2 different necklines. It also includes an optional neck (more)
During this one-day workshop, you will learn the skills to make this lovely Skirt, which would be a great staple for your wardrobe. It would be perfect made up in a soft Cotton or Linen for the Spring /Summer or a heavier fabric such as Denim or Corduroy for the Autumn (more)
Stretch Tube Dress:
During this 1 day workshop, I will teach you all the skills needed for you to create a lovely Stretch Jersey Tube Dress, with your choice of sleeve length and the option of a scoop or ‘V’ neckline. Working from a pattern drafted by me, I will show you how (more)
Fabulous Stretch Top:
On this 4½ hour workshop I will teach you all the skills needed for you to create your own beautiful Stretch Jersey Sleeveless Top, with a flattering Cowl Neckline. Working from a pattern drafted by me, I will show you how to handle and cut this tricky (more)
If you would love to learn to sew, but are unable to commit to a regular course then individual tuition can be arranged at a time and place to suit you. Maybe a one-off session is all you need, to familiarise yourself with your sewing machine or to refresh (more)
Introducing my new ‘Lace and the Lady’ Bra Kits. Beautiful Laces, Fabrics and Trims to make your own custom-made bra. Each kit contains all the materials you will need to make your bra. The bra pattern and underwires are not included in the kit. I have some beautiful fabrics and (more)