Posts Tagged ‘Sewing Geelong’

Sewing Classes Geelong – Term 1 2016

Saturday, January 9th, 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR FOR 2016!

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas break and a terrific start to 2016.

I had a lovely break with all my family here together in Australia and I’m currently enjoying a holiday on the gorgeous coastal beach town of Ocean Grove.

We are currently taking bookings for Term 1, 2016 which commences from Monday 1st February and I have just a few spots left up for grabs.

If you would like to book into one of my classes please see the list of vacancies below.

Book now online at: http://www.mareepigdon.com/book-a-class.html

GENERAL SEWING CLASSES

Tuesday 2nd February 2016
Full day fortnightly (x4 class days)
9.30am – 3.30pm
$336
x1 spot left!

Tuesday 2nd February 2016
Night weekly (x7 classes)
7pm – 9.30pm
$294
x1 spot left!

Thursday 4th February 2016
Night weekly (x7 classes)
7pm – 9.30pm
$294
x1 spot left!

Thursday 4th February 2016
Night fortnightly (x3 classes)
7pm – 9.30pm
$126
x1 spot left

Friday 5th February 2016
Night fortnightly (x3 classes)
7pm – 9.30pm
$126
x1 spot left

BEGINNER SEWING CLASSES – ZERO TO SEWING

Saturday 6th & 13th February 2016
x2 full days
9am – 5pm
$277
x2 spots left!

Saturday 27th February & 5th March 2016
x2 full days
9am – 5pm
x8 spots available

If you would like to book into one of the above classes you can do so right now online on the link below or give me a call on 0447744776 to discuss further.

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

Please hurry as positions fill fast!

Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Happy Sewing,

 

 

 

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

Sewing Children’s Dresses The Thrifty Way!

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Today I have one of my favourite sewing projects to share with you! Sewing dresses the thrifty way for my little granddaughter Poppy!

The reason I call it ‘thrifty’ is because I mostly used remnants from my own sewing projects. I also made my own pinafore pattern which features a second hidden button on the shoulder to allow for growth.

Sewing for my little Poppy is such a delight that I made four different styles of my pinafore! I always recommend making at least 2 of a great pattern as it has many benefits. For example making two of the same pattern can be much faster than two very different patterns. You only have to fit and trace your pattern once and you can follow the same sequence on two garments.

The first dress I made below was from black cotton velvet. I trimmed it with a grey and white French stripe poly ribbon on the bodice and hemline. It also features a gathered front skirt and purchased matching tights.

As you can see below I love to add designer details and lined it with lovely spotty cotton!

The second pinafore I made below from crimson cord and coordinating spotty print on the bodice and hemline. I made a pleated skirt with two inverted pleats and teamed it with purchased pink tops and tights!

Some more designer features below with a cotton printed lining and square patch on the back neckline.

The third pinafore I sewed for Poppy below is a blue denim with a fine pink stripe. This time I used flower shaped buttons on the shoulder and several small pleats on the front skirt. Also lined with a cotton print.

As you can see the two buttons that allow for growth.

The fourth pinafore dress I sewed for Poppy below is made from a strawberry patchwork cotton and red fine corduroy. I trimmed it with a lace and added two pockets.

All the while I had my cuddly helper Samuel Beau helping me with where I needed to place the trims!

We hope you enjoyed this blog post, if you did and have any comments for us we would love to hear them, simply write to us below and let us know what sewing project’s you’re working on right now!

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

Up-cycling & revamping an old dress to new!

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Hi everyone,

Today’s blog post features a terrific sewing project of “up-cycling!”

Transforming an old dress into a new one with some very simple sewing!

This project is one of Jacqueline’s, where she had an old long white summer dress that had really seen its day. Watch how she quickly and easily transformed it into something new!

Before Photo
Full length

AFTER PHOTO
Full shot

BEFORE BUTTONS

New Buttons!

So as you can see, Jacqueline cut off the full length hem to her knee, changed the old yellow buttons to white with a black outline, threw it in the wash with white king, gave it a good press and it was like brand new!

What do you think? Does this inspire you to up-cycle something in your wardrobe?

We hope you enjoyed this blog post, if you have any comments for us we would love to hear them, simply write to us below!

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