Beyond The Pattern – Designer Shirts

March 18th, 2020

Launching our NEW online sewing course – Beyond The Pattern ‘Designer Shirts’.

We are super excited to share this with you as we conducted a SEWING EXPERIMENT!

We made 2 shirts, both from the same fabric, the same pattern and for the same body. Jackie sewed her shirt simply following the commercial pattern instructions, whereas I added all the designer details, sewing tips and tricks along the way. Watch the video below and check out the pictures to see how they turned out!

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We’ve created a NEW online sewing course – Beyond The Patter Designer Shirts so you can learn how to transform a standard commercial shirt pattern into a designer shirt too!

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

• Easy collar technique and how to sew a perfect collar
• How to take your body measurements in the right way
• Fitting to your body shape – especially if you’re multi-sized!
• How to adjust a commercial pattern to suit and fit your body measurements
• Pattern placement essentials
• Maree’s hemline technique
• How to pattern match
• Adjusting the pattern to create your own customised shirt template
• How to transform a standard commercial pattern into a designer garment
• Finishing techniques
• Expert sewing tips, tricks and skills from Maree all along the way…!

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THIS COURSE?
• The requirements list to ensure you have everything you need to get started
• 4 hours worth of expert video sewing tutorials with Maree and Jacqueline!
• Easy to follow step-by-step written instructions with pictures
• Online access to sew anywhere you like, whenever you like!

PLEASE NOTE:
• This course doesn’t include every single type of body shape as everyone’s is unique! What we do is teach the ‘process’ on how to take your own body measurements and adjust a classic shirt pattern to fit your unique body shape.
• In this course we have used Jackie’s body measurements as an example which covers a lot of detail on how to adjust a pattern and especially if you are multi-sized. For example, Jackie measures a range of sizes in different areas on her body from size 10 through to size 14.
• We recommend that in addition to this course, for very specific fitting area’s such as extra large bustlines etc to research more about how to adjust a pattern in that area. The Palmer Pletsch book ‘Complete Guide To Fitting’ is a great resource to add to your sewing toolbox.

WHICH SHIRT PATTERN?
• Butterick 5526
• Or you can use another similar princess line classic shirt pattern.

WHY WE MADE THIS COURSE?
• After teaching sewing for 40+ years we decided to film one of my popular courses on how to make a designer shirt to share with everyone around the world who can’t make it to our sewing school in Australia.

For more information and to buy our course today at our special launch price and 2 for 1 offer go to:

http://www.mareepigdon.com/Online-Sewing-Class/beyond-the-pattern.html

2 for 1 Offer - Designer Shirts Online Sewing Course

2 for 1 Offer - Beginner PJ Online Sewing Course

Buy Now at:

http://www.mareepigdon.com/Online-Sewing-Class/beyond-the-pattern.html

We look forward to becoming your online sewing teachers!

Happy Sewing,

For more information contact:
Maree Pigdon Sewing Centre
M: +61 (0)447744776
E: maree@mareepigdon.com
W: www.mareepigdon.com

Sewing Classes, Courses, Workshops & More in 2020!

December 17th, 2019

We had a fantastic end to our 2019 year of sewing here at Rosewood Cottage Mount Duneed with lots of Christmas parties in the Rose room! We look forward to an amazing line up of sewing classes in 2020!

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We have beginner, intermediate and advanced sewing classes and courses for kids and adults aged 8 to 88!

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We have specialty workshops including ‘How to Love your Overlocker!’

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And our popular fabric buying bus trips from Geelong to Melbourne.

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Here are the dates:

General Sewing Classes start in term 1 from Monday 3rd February 2020 and run for 8 weeks.

Beginner Weekend Workshops – next class is Saturday 7th & 14th March 2020.

Learn to Love Your Overlocker – Workshop No.1 – Saturday 28th March 2020.

Flatlocking – Overlocking Workshop No.2 – Sunday 29th March 2020.

Kids January School Holiday Program runs from Monday 13th to Thursday 16th January 2020.

Kids Term 1 after school sewing lessons start from 3rd February 2020.

Fabric Buying Bus Trip – 29th Feb, 12th Sep and 21st November 2020.

If you would like to book one of the above classes please do so asap as positions fill fast and we don’t want you to miss out!

http://www.mareepigdon.com/book-a-class.html

Our sewing classes are taught in a friendly, professional and uplifting environment.

We look forward to welcoming you into our sewing school!

Happy Sewing,

For more information contact:
Maree Pigdon Sewing Centre
M: +61 (0)447744776
E: maree@mareepigdon.com
W: www.mareepigdon.com

Vintage Vogue Pattern 2903 Telstra Awards

September 24th, 2019

We were absolutely delighted to be awarded as a Telstra Business Awards Victorian State Finalist for the 3rd year running this year!

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We would like to thank all our students and customers, our online community, our team of teachers and friends and family for all your support.

For the occasion, I made myself a new dress from the Vintage Vogue Pattern 2903.

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I made it from a cardinal red delustered stain. I lengthened the skirt to full length, created a new bodice midriff panel, re-shaped the neckline to suit me and used the long sleeve.

I made a petticoat with 3 tiers of netting and finished with a poppy print chiffon draped over the bust line and over the shoulder.

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We’re taking bookings for term 4 now, book today so you don’t miss out! 

http://www.mareepigdon.com/book-a-class.html

We have our Beginner 2 Day PJ Workshop, general sewing classes, kids school holiday and after school classes and our next fabric buying bus trip.

Please hurry as places fill fast…!

If you have any questions just let us know.

Our sewing classes are taught in a friendly, professional and uplifting environment.

We look forward to welcoming you into our sewing school!

Happy Sewing,

For more information contact:
Maree Pigdon Sewing Centre
M: +61 (0)447744776
E: maree@mareepigdon.com
W: www.mareepigdon.com