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Christmas Sewing Workshops

Sewing Christmas decorations

Our Christmas Sewing Workshops have now finished, we had so much fun making new friends and fun decorations, we’re definitely looking forward to doing it all over again next year.

Here’s a glimpse of what got made over the three workshops:

 

Bunting seemed to be the most popular so we have decided to run a bunting workshop in the new year!

Our Ginger Bread Christmas decorations were well received also, these were made out of scraps of old orange coloured material.

Once again we were all pleased with everybody’s enthusiasm and different styles of creativity. Our workshops are all about exploring your own abilities and styles, not just us telling you what to make!

We would like to thank all those that came and we hope to see you again some time in the future or at another workshop!

 

 

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Working with tricky fabric

We have been making bridesmaid dresses for the past couple of weeks!

The main fabric is a gorgeous aqua satin, the skirts will be then covered in a similar colour crystal organza, the final dress will be really swishy and fabulous.

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Chrystal organza covered satin

The organza has caused a lot of problems when cutting out because it is so slippy and the pattern had to be cut on the bias. We had to pin the chiffon to a blanket to get the stability, even then some pieces were still incredibly out of shape!

Persistence paid off, and we have all pieces cut and ready to be pinned and tacked together.

Bodice ready to be pinned to the skirt
Bodice ready to be pinned to the skirt
Tailor tacks inserted into the skirt
Tailor tacks inserted into the skirt

We cannot show you the final dress yet as it still has other elements to be pieced together, and the wedding is a while away yet!