Posts Tagged ‘sewing school’

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

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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!

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Happy Sewing,

Maree Pigdon Sewing Classes

For more information contact:
Maree Pigdon Sewing Centre
T: +61 3 5264 1666
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Benefits of using a Sewing Machine Mat

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Hi Everyone,

This is one of my favourite sewing tips – the benefits of using a sewing machine mat!

* Reduce wear and tear on your table top
* Decrease noise and vibration (particularly when using under an overlocker)
* Create a smoother sewing experience

Watch my video below where I demonstrate how I use sewing machine mats for all of my sewing machines in the sewing school.

Please leave me a comment below, I would love to hear what you have to say about this sewing tip!

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