I quite want to go to one of those dressmaking classes but I'm scared of going on my own so if you do go can I come too? I've managed to make a really nice 60's style dress from this pattern: http://www.simplicity.com/dv1_v4.cfm?design=3833 (the version without sleeves), but I think I might be picking up bad habits and also I don't know how to do lining so all the skirts and that dress don't really hang all that well.knibbles wrote:Nottingham has sewing classes. That's not particularly useful, is it?
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They do day courses on dressmaking in July and August. I quite fancy going to one. I can't do darts to save my life, I need to sit and watch someone do one rather than just look in my book.
It's really hard to find sewing courses, isn't it? And then if you do find any they are usually for people who want to make cushions.
As far as sewing machines go, I've got a basic Janome one (J3-18) and that's really good and doesn't have loads of extra rubbish you'll never use on it like a lot of newer ones.