Level 3 - Beginner Dressmaker

The Avid Seamstress sewing weekend

Welcome to our exclusive Avid Seamstress Sewing Weekend at the Guthrie & Ghani sewing studio!

Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st July From 10:00am – 5:00pm

Hosted by the renowned pattern designer and founder of Avid Seamstress, Lisa Falconer, this weekend promises an unforgettable journey into garment making.

Get ready to bring your sewing dreams to life as you select from a range of Avid Seamstress patterns. With Lisa's expert guidance, you'll stitch up your chosen garment, all while soaking in the atmosphere of our studio and connecting with fellow sewing enthusiasts. Share tips and tricks, and enjoy creating alongside like-minded individuals. It's not just about the sewing; it's about the camaraderie too!

Don't miss this opportunity to learn from the creative force behind Avid Seamstress. Reserve your spot now.

Before our workshop begins, it's worth noting that some patterns may require a bit of pre-workshop preparation, such as creating a toile. Additionally, for certain patterns, it's recommended to have all your materials cut out in advance to maximise our sewing time together over the weekend.

Not to fret though! Lisa will personally guide you through these details in a pre-workshop consultation call. This ensures you're fully prepared and equipped to make the most out of our sewing adventure. We're here to make your experience as seamless and enjoyable as possible!

If the class is showing as fully booked, please contact us at [email protected] and we can add you to the waiting list or let you know if we run the event again in the future.

Width
Running Time
10:00am-5:00pm
£235

About this workshop

Now for the exciting bit!

Choose your Avid Seamstress pattern from the following selection to make during the sewing weekend!

Let's make sure your pattern is suited to your skill level! During your pre-workshop consultation call with Lisa, you will discuss your pattern choice and ensure it is the appropriate level for you! (We advise you to wait until after your phone call to start buying fabric and notions)

Beginner (perfect for those who know how to use a sewing machine but want to make their first garment)

Confident Beginner - Intermediate (perfect for those who have made a few garments and are ready to try something new (buttonholes/concealed zips).

  • The Wimborne Coat (this is such a super coat for beginners and those more advanced too)

Strong Intermediate (perfect for those who are confident following a sewing pattern and just need support at the tricky parts)

Further Information

  • How to make an Avid Seamstress garment under the expert tuition of the pattern designer herself, Lisa Falconer.
  • Lisa will support you at every step so you'll enjoy the journey of making your garment, learning many techniques and having a really good time too!

Level 3 - Beginner Dressmaker to Level 6 - Advanced Dressmaker - dependent upon the pattern choice. Please click here to read the description of the levels to ensure it is suited to you. See key content for pattern choices and their suggested skill levels.

  • A pre workshop call with Lisa Falconer, course tutor to discuss your pattern choice and ensure it is the appropriate level for you (You are advised to wait until after your phone call to start buying fabric and notions)
  • 20% discount on supplies required for the workshop (fabric & notions)
  • 10% off any other fabrics purchased on the day of your course
  • Your own printed copy of an Avid Seamstress pattern.
  • Use of all sewing machines, overlockers, tools and equipment
  • Tea/coffee and biscuits (please bring a packed lunch or visit some of the lovely local cafes)
  • Fabric suitable for your chosen Avid Seamstress pattern
  • Matching thread
  • Any interfacing and additional notions required e.g. fastenings, elastic

PLEASE NOTE: For some of the patterns, there may be some pre workshop prep that is advisable to do like making a toile. In addition for some of the patterns you would need to bring everything cut out in order to maximise sewing time over the weekend.

Please get in touch if you have any questions or would like help selecting your fabric

You are invited to arrive from 9.30am on the Saturday and Sunday morning to get yourselves settled for a prompt start at 10:00am.


Lisa Falconer - Avid Seamstress

An avid maker herself, The Avid Seamstress was created from a deep love of Lisa's sewing and the absolute joy that comes from making amazing garments.

When creating The Avid Seamstress, one of Lisa's biggest priorities was to create sewing patterns with straightforward and easy to understand instructions. Lisa wanted to avoid those head-scratching moments and feelings of disappointment when something doesn’t quite make sense. Because of this, The Avid Seamstress sewing patterns are always tested by a team of pattern testers to ensure that their instructions are clear and the pattern is ready for release.

Dates & Times

  • The Avid Seamstress sewing weekend Fully Booked
    Starts on

    • You are invited to arrive from 9.30am on the Saturday and Sunday morning to get yourselves settled for a prompt start at 10:00am.

    • You are invited to arrive from 9.30am on the Saturday and Sunday morning to get yourselves settled for a prompt start at 10:00am.