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A 40’s Dress, Knickers, 80’s Style Trousers and Cushions!

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Last week we had a chat to students on the Tuesdays & Thursday Stitch Mornings, our weekly 'make whatever you want' sewing classes. This is what they had to say...

Keely (40) from Hove is currently creating an exact copy of a vintage 40’s dress she is already owns.

She says ‘I enjoy the independence as I can make what I want to make’ and that the teaching is ‘helpful and flexible and I can work at own pace and can do something different.’
To create the dress she has mocked up a basic dress from the Burda 7137 pattern, then adapted the design with Kat’s help. She is interested in returning, to learn garment making and how to use a sewing machine. She also wants to do upholstery for her business. 


Louisa, 27, Brighton, who sells clothing in Brighton’s Snoopers Paradise (Kensington Gardens BN3) is currently making stretch jersey knickers from our pattern, with a view to making and selling them in her collection.

She says ‘I have never done this before, but it’s easy with professional guidance for each step. As a complete beginner I expected to make a lot of mistakes but with Kat’s guidance I had a lovely pair of knickers in 2 weeks, I enjoyed it so much I am definitely going to come back for more.’
She is interested in returning to add more for her collection or to make something completely different.


Ingrid Drinkwater, 41, Hove is currently making cushions.
She says ‘I enjoy everything and the teaching is very good, I would like to make a bag next.
She will be returning this week to copy a thick felt & leatherette Ipad cover which she saw in a magazine.


Stephanie, 31, a Youtuber and musician from Hove is currently working on the pattern measurements for 90’s style trousers.

She says ‘She enjoys cutting the fabric and the final stages and result’ and that ‘Kat is really good, patient and the teaching is not awkward.’
She will be booking onto our tailoring techniques course next.


You can make anything you fancy in our 5 times a week all year round classes – now on Tues and Thurs mornings, Sun afternoons & Mon and hurs evenings.  Let us know by email before you come along what your project is and we’ll advise you what to bring.

To see more details or to book click here.