There has been a surge of dressmaking projects recently at Patch.
Although we are not specifically a dressmaking fabric shop ( no stretch Lycra or poly cotton here *shudders*!!!)- the great thing with our quilt weight fabric is that, as they are 100% cotton, they are perfect for garment making too.
The last couple of months have seen some amazing creations being made by our ladies and gentlemen, some nights at quilt club we think we should change the name!!
Graham, spent 4 mornings with us making this amazing wool waistcoat, lined with a metallic pindot. He was a pleasure to teach, great company, and a mine of country music information - I gave him a line of a song I had heard and liked on the radio 6 years ago and not only did he know what it was, he put it on a disc and brought it in for me, best one to one student ever!!!
Nicky is one of our guest tutors, who will be back with us after the summer. ( she is also mumma to the gorgeous Charlotte from Lawson and Lottie)
Our dressmaking for beginners workshops are proving very popular, this workshop teaches you how to read and cut out a commercial dressmaking pattern and construct a garment.
Today the first group of ladies arrived at Patch armed with fabric and patterns and enthusiasm, which never waned all day, even when energy levels did!
The next beginners dressmaking workshop is in early August, it is fully booked, but we will be holding more of these classes in the autumn.
We welcome anyone to join us one2one or in a small group, just ask for more details or to arrange a date.