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:

Trouser Pattern Intensive - 3 Days in COOLAMON24-Sep-2021

Book all three days and get an automatic 15% discount! A Fabulous 3 Days of Creative Patt..

Dress Pattern Intensive - 3 Days in COOLAMON.27-Aug-2021

Book all three days and get an automatic 10% discount! A Fabulous 3 Days of Creative Pat..

COOLAMON - A Special Deal for this Fashion Design Intensive05-Jul-2021

Four Fabulous Days in the Autumn School Holidays Starting on Monday 5th July, I'll be running fo..

If you can't get to class...20-May-2021

Something for Everyone. I've spent the past few weeks trying in improving my sewing pattern..

WAGGA WAGGA, Simply Stitches - Dressmaking Class15-May-2021

Dressmaking Techniques and Pattern Fittings for your Sewing Projects On Saturday morning, 15th M..

WE ARE MOVING - Website Issues13-May-2021

General Announcement about the Website I'm sure a few of you have noticed that commenting on..

Sewing in the Riverina - 202112-May-2021

All Sewing Classes are Listed for Wagga & Coolamon I have listed all my sewing classes ..

COOLAMON, CWA Rooms - Sewing Classes09-May-2021

Sewing techniques, pattern fittings and great company! This class is suitable for absolute begin..

Where to Start for Sewing Classes03-May-2021

Preparation for Sewing... If you have a quick look at the website, you'll see that I have sc..

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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:

Japan Skirt - Sewing Instructions

Saturday, April 24, 2021

The Japan Skirt has it's origin in Japanese folk costume.  It's based on a simple rectangle of fabric, wrapped around the waist.  In this case I've finessed the fit on the waist by including a dart shape in the zip/drape seam.  Even with the dart you'll find the waist of the skirt is positioned more in the low waist area, and is not a tight fit.  If you would like to create a closer fit on the waist you'll find all the details at the end of this post. Keep Reading...


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