Being able to sew your own clothes is a brilliant skill and we’d encourage all of you with access to a sewing machine to give it a go. Whether you are sewing for yourself, making eco-friendly clothes for your kids or perhaps looking at how you could make a profit from your sewing skills. There are so many ways that being able to sew or repair garments can be rewarding.
We have 5 dressmaking patterns from Simplicity for one of you to win (see how to enter at the end of this post)
AND, before you enter…
…for those of you looking for help to get started with dressmaking or to improve your dressmaking skills, we have teamed up with Craftsy to offer some fantastic deals on dressmaking classes exclusively for Folksy fans. Save 50% off the usual cost.
Have you heard of Craftsy? (it’s fab!)
Craftsy is an American based website which offers online craft classes. Each class is taught by an expert instructor and consists of several hours of high-definition video content split into individual lessons. It’s the best you can get near to real life sewing lessons and you’ll be taught by a world renowned expert. You have lifetime online access to your Craftsy classes from any device with an internet connection to start viewing.
There are no scheduled class times, so you can enjoy them entirely on your own schedule, as well as view them as many times as you’d like. You can also find lots of additional support from other classmates and additional content like pdfs etc. Craftsy offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so if you don’t think the class is right for you, you can get a refund.
Online Dressmaking Lessons we think you’ll like!
Alison Smith MBE an expert dressmaker teaches you couture dressmaking skills with 6 HD videos, hours of practical tips and advice to make your sewing flawless. You can access videos on craftsy at anytime from anywhere! Alison is the founder of The Sewing School and writes regular columns for top magazines like Love sewing. These classes are £28.81 (usually £57.63)
Award-winning couturier, author and television personality Susan Khalje will show you how to make a dress in this Craftsy class. Once Susan teaches you essential couture sewing techniques, you will have the skills to adapt the included Vogue pattern to create whatever dress you need!
Learn how to make a custom dress form, a dress form that suits your shape so that you will always get the perfect fit! This class is only £19.20 (usually £38.42) – 7 step by step lessons with hours of close-up footage to help you.
Fashion designer Paul Gallo shows you how to create a classic fitted dress in 10 HD videos and instructions to sew the dress are included in the class materials. The class costs £24.01 (usually £43.22)
We’re treating one lucky winner to a bundle of five Simplicity sewing patterns, to help spruce up your spring wardrobe, with the latest fabulous frock designs – courtesy of www.SimplicityNewlook.com
The Simplicity prize includes gorgeous vintage inspired patterns, including a 1950s wrap dress and 1930s afternoon dress, as well as eye catching designs from fashion designer Cynthia Rowley and sewing superstar dottie angel.
The winner will also receive a pattern from the Simplicity Amazing Fit range. Created with separate bodice pattern pieces, crafty fashionistas can tailor designs for every shape and size – helping you create a bespoke make that’ll fit perfectly.
To win this prize, all you have to do is enter below and for more entries you can share the post on social media. Good Luck!