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  1. We've still got spaces on our 3 weeks Beginners Dressmaking course, sewing the popular "Bettine dress" by pattern company Tilly and the buttons.

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    This is an excellent dress for beginners as it has no fussy set-in sleeves or zip openings yet it's got lovely details such as a scooped neckline and a pocket option. If you are in need of some fabric inspiration for this dress, we've had a little look around the shop for inspiration for the lightweight drapey fabrics that the pattern reccomends. Don't forget we offer 10% off all fabrics when booking on to a Flo-Jo course!

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    Lightweight denim chambray from £7.50-£8 per meter.

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    Our £6.50 cottons come in lots of different prints, a non directional print is easier to work with though!

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    We've also got these bold floral cotton lawn prints as well, from £9-£12 per meter.


    We fancy making another three Bettine's now!

    We've also got a date in the diary for the Laurel Dressmaking Class, if a shift dress is more your style!

  2. Today we're sharing a sneaky peak at what we are up to in the Flo-Jo workshop during our after school sewing classes!

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    There is some re-fashioning going on here, we are altering charity shop clothes from old and boring to ready for spring 2017!

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    Here some lovely lace is being added to a shirt collar.


    Our Thursday Teens are working on their Cleo pinafore dresses by Tilly and the buttons and this is how they turn out! Amazing!

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     If you are interested in learning to sew or doing a class we have lots of different workshops lined up for March have a look here!