December has proved a very productive month for my students, here’s a few more creations from recent classes and workshops:
First up my Alterations students at the Friends Centre. Here we’ve got skirts made from trousers, customising with appliqué, dresses and skirts altered to fit better and shortened jeans. And that’s only a small selection of what they achieved in 10 weeks.
Two students from my Drop-in Sewing & Dressmaking classes; Joy in a beautiful cashmere wool coat that was a labour of love with bound buttonholes, handmade shoulder pads and fully lined in silk, and Brenda in another silk frock made from a pattern taken from a favourite dress.
Productive results of the “Make your own Christmas Gifts” Sunday workshop; an apron, 2 cushion covers and a make-up bag. Pretty good for a day’s sewing.
And students from Varndean in their perfectly fitting skirt toiles after my pattern cutting workshop. Why they were so surprised that the skirts fitted so well, I don’t know!
It never normally happens to me but, it’s true, the festive feelings got their hooks into me a couple of weeks ago. I’ve bought mini Christmas trees, been caught admiring festive mugs and made this…
I decided to add a stocking to the list of things to make at my “Make your own Christmas Gifts” workshop in December. I don’t normally do such “kitsch” stuff, but have to admit I quite enjoyed making this one!