Two session course
Great for beginners and bang on-trend, Cleo is simple to sew, with no fiddly zips and minimal fitting required – hooray! Make it dungaree-style with buckles, or as a pinafore with button fastenings. Choose from mini length or knee length with optional centre-front split, patch pockets on front or back, and optional contrast topstitching.
This workshop consists of two three-hour sessions, with a break for lunch. Suitable to those new to sewing, Suzie will take you through all the steps to making the Cleo dungaree dress, showing you how to sew each part. Wear Cleo all year round, layered over a t-shirt, shirt or sweater – the relaxed style makes it oh so comfortable!
After the workshop, you will take home your finished dungaree dress. As well as this, you will be given a gorgeous printed package, containing a full-scale pattern sheet and a colour instruction booklet with jargon-busting instructions and photos.
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About your host, Suzie London
** Suzie will be on maternity leave from 14 December and unable to take any more workshop bookings until Summer 2019 **
Suzie London, founded by Dutch-Australian designer Suzie Kemner, creates 'Pieces of joy' – fabric, fashion & homeware channelling 50's, 60's & 70's style with a fresh, modern edge.
Suzie was born in a small village in South Holland. The family moved to to Perth, Australia when Suzie was nine. Growing up as a teenager in Australia, Suzie’s favourite past-time became trawling charity shops, searching for unique vintage finds. A gifted artist, Suzie studied Graphic Design and Multimedia at The West Australian School of Art & Design and graduated in 1999.
In 2000 Suzie moved to London 'for a year' and fell in love with the city. She studied an introductory course in Fashion Design at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design and later Professional Sewing Techniques at the London College of Fashion, all the while working as a freelance graphic designer.
A million short courses in pattern cutting, textile design and shoe making followed, including screen printing, block printing, digital printing and draping on the stand, and slowly the idea for Suzie London began to emerge. Suzie began creating designs and patterns inspired by 50s, 60s and 70s designs, digitally printing onto natural fabrics including silk, cotton and linen, to create beautiful pieces of joy.
Having lived more than 15 years in London, Suzie considers herself a true Londoner, and champions local British manufacturing. Suzie sources natural fabrics such as 100% Organic Cotton Panama for printing her designs onto, using eco friendly water-based inks.
Nothing makes Suzie happier than designing and making things, and she makes all the zip pouches, espadrilles, cushions and lampshades herself, in her North London studio.
Suzie London has just opened it's first ever shop, in the amazing Blue House Yard in Wood Green, North London, and runs sewing workshops in the main Blue House.
Students should have some basic sewing experience before taking this workshop. Why not try out one of our 'Learn to sew' classes – you can choose between a cushion, tote bag or zip pouch, to learn the basics of sewing. Please bring your own fabric for this workshop. We recommend medium or heavy weight woven fabrics that hold their shape, such as denim, corduroy or cotton drill. You will need 1.2m x 150cm wide fabric OR 1.8m x 115cm wide fabric for the mini length, or 1.3m x 150cm wide fabric OR 1.9m x 115cm wide fabric for the knee length version. Thread, interfacing, dungaree buckles (or cover buttons for the pinafore version), sewing machines and all tools will be provided.
Suitable for those with basic sewing skills. Age 16+
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.