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Saturday, September 12, 2015

Sew Over It Dressmaking Weekend - Circle Skirt

I have been trying to learn how to sew for the past few months and have succeeded in sewing a few bags and purses but my efforts at dressmaking have not turned out well. For this reason I signed up for a dressmaking class at Sew Over It The class I did was the dressmaking weekend. Saturday was devoted to make the circle skirt pictured above and  Sunday to make a shift dress. I have yet to take some pictures of that but wanted to upload what I had.

I arrived bright an early at Sew Over It's dressmaking shop and studio.The shop is really lovely and really inspires you to pick up sewing. I was glad so take some pictures.
The outside is painted this pretty pastel lilac.

Inside it has one section which is the shop. It has loads of fabric and haberdashery. Different laces,zips,threads and buttons.

The other section is devoted to a sewing studio. Big tables,lots of natural light, tea and cake. What more can one need?
We spent our first 15 mins or so going over the fabrics we had got with us and supplementing with extra things from the shop. Then we steamed our fabric and were ready to go. I really loved the instruction and the pace of the class. Our teacher was really helpful and went over everything in detail. I never realised the precision and thought which goes into just pinning the pattern on the fabric.

I took a well deserved tea break at this stage and there was a loaf of lemon cake for the students which was highly appreciated by all the students.

We were done by around 5 and I was so proud of my first successful dressmaking project. I love this skirt and wore it a lot over the summer.

I will definitely go back to do another dressmaking class here. They do a lot of different classes every month ..


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