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:

COOLAMON - A Special Deal for this Fashion Design Intensive28-Sep-2021

Four Fabulous Days in the Autumn School Holidays Starting on Tuesday, 28th September, I'll be ru..

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, CWA Rooms - Sewing Classes08-Aug-2021

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

WAGGA WAGGA, Simply Stitches - Dressmaking Class24-Jul-2021

Dressmaking Techniques and Pattern Fittings for your Sewing Projects On Saturday morning, 24th J..

If you can't get to class...15-Jul-2021

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

Sewing Class Dates in the Riverina - 202115-Jul-2021

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

Sewing Classes with COVID Restrictions01-Jul-2021

July 2021 Classes Still Running Just a quick news item to let you know that with the current COV..

Where to Start for Sewing Classes01-Jul-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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