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Vintage Vogue Pattern 2903 Telstra Awards

Tuesday, 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

Telstra Business Awards – VIC State Finalist!

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

With over 5,000 entries Australia wide, the local Geelong mother and daughter team, Maree & Jacqueline Pigdon were finalists and placed in the top 5, for the Micro business category in Victoria.

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 Telstra Media – Business Summary:

Having started sewing aged six, and making her first made-to-measure evening gown at 14 and her first bridal gown by 17, Maree Pigdon, likes to think she was born with a needle and thread in hand.

Wanting to share her passion with like-minded creatives and show others how to sew professionally, Maree began teaching classes in dressmaking, fashion design and step-by-step garment construction, online and at her eponymous sewing centre.

With students aged eight to 88, classes cover all ability levels, from complete beginners to upcoming fashion designers, and strive to challenge the notion of sewing as a dying art.

The Maree Pigdon Sewing Centre and online sewing courses aim to foster a love of creative design and show people how to make and sew beautiful clothes like a professional.

“Through using social media channels, in particular You Tube, I have been able to build global awareness about the Maree Pigdon Sewing Centre brand. Currently our YouTube channel has subscribers from over 18 different countries who tune in to watch our tutorials.”

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“We had such a wonderful evening celebrating on Friday 28th July 2017 at The National Gallery in Melbourne.

The black tie event was absolutely fabulous, we had our table of friends and family there celebrating right along with us.

Being among all the other business finalists there was just fantastic!

It’s with greatest thanks to all our wonderful supportive students, friends and family that made this all possible for us.”

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We were asked to bring along an artifact or a picture from the early days and here is what we found!

This newspaper clipping was from back in 1984 in one of my shop premises in Belmont, Geelong.

It sure has been an amazing journey!

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Thank you to our wonderful Telstra judges too, Michelle and Chris, who were so supportive and made the whole process fun and ever SO EXCITING!!

Happy Sewing,

 

 

 

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

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