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Sewing Pattern Review Butterick 4386

Friday, August 30th, 2013

One of my student’s Anna was invited to a wedding and wanted to make a beautiful new dress for the occasion.

She purchased a gorgeous piece of lace and we transformed a simple Butterick dress pattern B4386 into a designer after five!

Butterick Pattern 4386 Sewing Classes Geelong

What I loved most about this dress was playing with the pieces of lace to get just the right look we were after.

Watch today’s video below where I share with you details about the pattern, fabric chosen and the sewing features!

P.S. Make sure you watch to the end where you will see my special sewing helper!

Have you made this pattern or have been inspired to try it yourself? We would love to hear your comments below!

Would you like to watch this video on You Tube? Butterick Pattern B4386 Pattern Review Maree Pigdon Sewing Classes Geelong

Happy Sewing,

Maree Pigdon Sewing Classes

For more information contact:
Maree Pigdon Sewing Centre
T: +61 3 5264 1666
E: maree@mareepigdon.com
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Sewing Classes Geelong Student Sewing Projects

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Hi everyone!

We are into another fantastic term of sewing classes here at Rosewood Cottage!

Here are some wonderful pictures from some of my sewing students and their sewing projects!

Rowena made a gorgous little reversible hooded cape just like ‘little red riding hood’ for her daughter! Made from two co-ordinating patchwork fabrics, featuring a toggle closure at the neckline. Well done Rowena!

Megan made a tunic dress from a grey and black stripe stretch, medium weight double knit. The collar was made separately which is a twist collar that can be worn with the tunic as well as an accessory for other outfits! The tunic can also be worn with a belt at the waistline to create a different style. Great job Megan!

Melonie had a lovely patch work boarder print fabric. In class we decided to cut the panels we preferred into various strips and gathered them to form three tires. As you can see below Melonie finished the skirt with a lace trim and elasticized waistline. Perfect for her daughter who loves to twirl wearing her new skirt! Well done Melone!

Anne-Marie is a very creative dressmaker who likes to draft her own patterns, she loves textures and layers. In class together we brainstorm ideas, then simply cut and sew and create! Below Anne-Marie used a knit fabric which featured 2.5cm ruffles knitted into the fabric. When worn this fabrics creates a sense of movement! Great effort Anne-Marie. Note the below pictures are the outfit in progress.

Well done girls! I can’t wait to see your next sewing projects and sewing designs!

Would you like to learn to sew? Watch this video on the below link to learn more!

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Happy Sewing,

Maree Pigdon Sewing Classes

For more information contact:
Maree Pigdon Sewing Centre
T: +61 3 5264 1666
E: maree@mareepigdon.com
W: www.mareepigdon.com

High Tea Party VIDEO’S!

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

Hi Everyone,

Emy captured a few special video messages for me at my special birthday ladies High Tea Sewing Party! Thank you Emy and thank you to all those who helped make my day so special and all the lovely messages both on and off camera!

Sewing Student Messages No.1 “Emy, Sophie and Amelia”

Sewing Student Messages No.2 “Joanne, Antje, Margaret & Tracey” and “Rose & Sally” and “Terri & Brodie”

Sewing Student Messages No.3 “Margaret”

Sewing Student Messages No.4 “Shirley”

Sewing Student Messages No.5 “Jenny”

Sewing Student Messages No.6 “Megan”

Sewing Student Messages No.7 “Cate”

Sewing Student Messages No.8 “Olivia & Kate”

A special telegram message! – read by Maree’s daughter Jacqueline

Thank you so much ladies for all your lovely messages!!

Please leave me a comment below I would love to hear what you have to say!

Happy Sewing,

Maree Pigdon Sewing Classes

For more information contact:
Maree Pigdon Sewing Centre
T: +61 3 5264 1666
E: maree@mareepigdon.com
W: www.mareepigdon.com