Introductory - Suitable for students of all skill levels.

Design, Illustration and Pattern Making Workshops.  We're passionate about fashion and patterns and can't wait to share it with you.  Below are some of our workshops and classes on offer. 

Latest news for Introductory Workshops:

HUNTER VALLEY - Fitting Pattern Workshops23-Mar-2019

Brand New Location for My Workshops in the Hunter Valley Huge thanks to Ab Wilson, for her enthu..

SYDNEY - Corset Patterns in February17-Feb-2019

Transform My Corset Block to Club Fancy or Evening Dress My Corset Block (http://www.studiofaro...

SYDNEY - A Sequence of Three Trouser Workshops16-Feb-2019

Starting with Trouser Pattern Fittings Working with all those fabulous students last year at Bob..

COOLAMON, Dress Pattern Fittings at the CWA Rooms.03-Feb-2019

Early February in 2019. Continuing on from the success of last year classes, I've scheduled all ..

WAGGA, Simply Stitches - Pattern Fitting Clinic02-Feb-2019

First Pattern Fitting Clinics for 2019. In the new year I've arranged a few changes for my Wagg..

WAGGA, Simply Stitches. - Dressmaking Classes.19-Jan-2019

My First ever Dressmaking Classes, to be held at Simply Stitches, in Wagga. If you're free in Ja..

Discount Codes for ALL Workshops - Ends 31 January.11-Jan-2019

SYDNEY and HUNTER VALLEY workshops - a one-off 15% discount for bookings made before the end of Janu..

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Some detail:

    1. Studio Faro workshops are now being delivered at a number of different venues.  Please refer to your booking confirmation email  for the exact location of your class.  Or contact me direct. :)
    2. Detailed workbooks, all materials and equipment are provided for the scheduled workshops. (Pattern paper, pattern equipment, pens & pencils.) If you have your own favourite pencils or pattern making equipment that you would prefer to use do bring them along.
    3. Please feel free to bring any relevant material for the workshop. This may include your favourite idea/design to be considered as we work through the pattern making process. Be aware there are no sewing facilities provided at the studio as a general rule.
    4. Please wear shoes that cover and protect your feet. It is a workshop environment and we are keen to keep your toes safe. :)


If you're too far away to attend my classes, you can try out these introductory pattern making blog posts:

Decoding Vintage Patterns

Wednesday, January 09, 2019
Since I've been online (6 years now) I've become aware of an enormous love for vintage style out there, and in particular vintage patterns.  And in some strange way these patterns are so familiar to me.  I must have used some of my grandmothers patterns when I was younger because the lack of instructions and complete absence of print on these vintage patterns does not confuse or put me off at all.  Somehow it appears to me as a secret code I have to solve to uncover the exact intentions of the designer/pattern maker. Keep Reading...

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