Monday, February 25, 2013

Self-promotion special - Dressmaking lessons at Berylune

Hello my loves! Well, having had a very busy week last week, I have a LOT to tell you this week. So, hang on to your hats!

Firstly, I have an exciting announcement. No, not THAT kind of announcement, I just like chips, okay. No, my announcement is that I'm going to be teaching again! Starting in April, I will be teaching dressmaking classes with the lovely ladies of local crafty shop, Berylune. You can see the class listing here - more to follow, hopefully! Having read here that I was considering getting into teaching as a paid gig, Amy and Emily got in touch and we decided that their craft space would be a good place to do this.

Even more excitingly, Berylune is shortly going to be stocking Colette Patterns. I'm ridiculously excited that a local independent shop is going to be stocking these gorgeous patterns, and my first workshop is going to be teaching folks to make the Hazel dress. This is a fab dress because it's fab, it's fun for beginners and more accomplished seamstresses alike, and there is so much scope for making the design really fun!

The workshop will run over two days, and at the moment we're limiting numbers to a maximum of four to make sure that everyone coming has lots of one-on-one attention and support.

I'm not going to lie, I'm nervous. It feels like a lot of responsbility. But I'm excited as well - lots of people say to me that they can sew a bit, but don't know where to start with a pattern, and this class is really designed with those people in mind. Included in the cost of the course you get your very own Hazel pattern to take away with you, a little goody bag at the end, tea and home-made cake and lots of giggles and fun along the way. I'm pretty stoked about it! I love teaching, and I LOVE making dresses, and I'm really keen to work with a lovely local business - this is a whole lot of good things all rolled up in one.

I'm going to be guest posting on the Berylune blog between now and the class with inspiration, advice and ideas - so keep an eye out there too!