Posts Tagged ‘Online Sewing Workshop’

Sewing Tour – V V Rouleaux London

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

Hi Everyone,

Our next stop on our London 2012 Sewing Tour was ???V V Rouleaux??? which is a gorgeous shop filled with beautiful ribbons, trims, tie backs and more!

Faye and the team at??V V Rouleaux gave us a very warm welcome, shared interesting information about what they offer including their unique approach to helping creative people all over the world with their sewing projects!

Annabel Lewis is the founder of V V Rouleaux where in 1990 she closed her flower shop in Parsons Green and opened a ribbon shop -??V V Rouleaux.

Video interview with Faye from V V Rouleaux

Learn how the team at V V Rouleaux could help you with the perfect ribbon, trim or feather for your next sewing project. Watch the video below!

Jacqueline outside V V Rouleaux

Here are some pictures from V V Rouleaux

I just LOVE tassels!

V V Rouleaux re-cycle everything and don’t throw a scrap away. Instead they make unique pieces from the short ends of their ribbons and trims just like the gorgeous models below. They are available for sale at V V Rouleaux.

So many trims – which one will Jacqueline choose for her next sewing project?

Amazing masks at V V Rouleaux!

Thank you Faye and the team for a warm, welcoming and informative visit to V V Rouleaux we look forward to visiting again soon.

We highly recommend visiting Faye and the team at V V Rouleaux next time you’re in London or ask them via email to help you from where ever you are in the world with sourcing the perfect ribbon or trim for your next sewing project.

Please find below more information about V V Rouleaux

Address: 102 Marylebone Lane??London W1U 2QD

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7224 5179


Please leave a comment below for us and the team at V V Rouleaux, we would love to hear from you, how you liked this blog post, perhaps a special ribbon or trim you have or are looking for. Also if you’ve been to V V Rouleaux too or if it’s now on your list of places to visit!

Stay tuned for our next stop on our London 2012 Sewing Tour coming your way soon! Please click on the social media buttons below to share this with your friends!

Happy Sewing,

Maree Pigdon Sewing Classes

For more information contact:
Maree Pigdon Sewing Centre
T: +61 3 5264 1666
E: [email protected]

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Sewing for Special Occasions

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Permission Granted by Australian Stitches magazine Editor Lynn Cook to reproduce this photo as seen in Volume 18 No 6

There is the thought of being able to design anything you want! The love and effort you put into making it yourself. The anticipation of what it will look like in the end! There is also sometimes the stress when something goes wrong or not to plan as they sometimes do… and ultimately the satisfaction and feel of the garment as you wear it, fitting perfectly to your body in all the right places!

In the first phase ??? Designing you need to think about the occasion, dress code and what is going to not only be appropriate for the occasion and weather but what you are going to feel wonderful in!

The world can seem like your oyster in this moment! So many possibilities ??? decisions decisions!

What are you going to sew for this special occasion?

What is important here is the vision and this is what makes a successful designer. They can create the finished outfit in their mind from the beginning. They know just what they want to create.

When you can do this it then helps you to make it happen. If you sew and hope.. this is where you can risk getting it right or not.

But if you lack vision don???t be disheartened, you can either get help from someone who does or sometimes allowing your creativity to flow and seeing where it takes you can create an extremely original piece! Or a big flop! But that can be ?? the fun of finding out how it all comes together in the end.

I don???t recommend this risky no vision process if you have a deadline and important special occasion where if all goes wrong you don???t have time to fix it or start all over again sewing in a stressful state.

Five Top Tips for Successful SEWING for Special Occasions:

1. Sew a calico or muslin of the design for look and fit before cutting into your chosen speciality fabrics.

2. Design an outfit that is creative and unique but also appropriate for the occasion/dress code.

3. Get some help and second trusted opinion on style and fabric choice ??? a second set of eyes and someone to bounce your ideas off is a must.

4. Remember to design to flatter your figure type and choose colours that compliment you. Just because there may be a colour or style in for the season yet you know it doesn???t suit you, try adding subtle fashion features but remember if you know it doesn???t suit you, chances are you are not going to feel comfortable or look your best in it. It can dampen the fun and result in being unhappy with the photo???s taken.

5. Plan and start your special occasion outfit well in advance to give yourself plenty of time. A lot of thinking can go into your outfit well before you cut it out. Note not to make it too far in advance if it is highly fitted and you???re likely or expecting to experience any size changes.

One of my recent special occasion outfits was for a very special occasion ??? My son???s wedding which was held in a beautiful English Castle in England!

Being mother of the groom there was a lot of thought, planning and designing that went into it. I loved every minute of it and wearing it too!

If you haven???t seen my outfit as yet simply click on the link below to read the Australian Stitches Magazine Volume 18 No. 6 which featured me wearing it!

You will also learn exactly what inspires me when designing and sewing a new outfit for a special occasion!

Maree Pigdon Sewing Special Occasions – Wedding Article

Note: Permission Granted by Australian Stitches magazine Editor Lynn Cook to repoduce this photo and article as seen in Volume 18 No. 6.

Happy Sewing,

Maree Pigdon Sewing Classes

For more information contact:

Maree Pigdon Sewing Centre

T: +61 3 5264 1666

E: [email protected]


Designer Waistcoat Workshop

Monday, June 21st, 2010

My latest sewing project is a special Designer Waistcoat Workshop.

  • Optional reversible
  • Embellishment techniques
  • Button feature
  • Fitted style
  • ??Easy Lining technique
  • Secrets of stabilizing
  • Excellent to dress up an outfit!


To book into my Designer Waist Coat Workshop contact me today.

Stay tuned for my online sewing workshop on this design!

Happy Sewing,

Maree Pigdon Sewing Classes

For more information contact:
Maree Pigdon Sewing Centre
T: +61 3 5264 1666
E: [email protected]