Designer / Dressmaker - Textile Artist


All Courses and Workshops at Lesley's Studio - Fawcett Rd, Southsea.
Classes Resume 9th January 2018
SEWING & DRESSMAKING EVENING CLASS  – TUESDAY EVENINGS – 7.00 – 9.00 p.m.  – All areas and levels – at Lesley’s studio, Class limit of 6 people - (Cost £200 for a book of tickets 10 weeks in advance - just use a ticket each time you come - or £21 per session PAYG)  - Classes start the 9th January. Book your place now

(These classes are ongoing, join anytime, places available – try just one week or come for several weeks – phone the day before to check availability and reserve a place and pay on the day, or pay in advance if you wish to attend 10 sessions) not run through holiday periods or half terms.

Private Tuition in Dressmaking, Pattern Cutting and Creative Machine Embroidery, also available, £25 per hour, contact Lesley for details.  




 Saturdays - January 20th, February 3rd, March 3rd and April 7th 2018 

10.00 to 3.00(Come for the whole day or just a couple of hours)

Come along to learn or improve your sewing skills - Having trouble with your sewing, want to learn  more about your machine, or just want some advice on something you want to make, come and let Lesley help you sort it out, or advise you - now running monthly  £25Bring any work you wish to get help with – Bring your machine if you want help with it. (Anything from pattern cutting to finishing or creative sewing), Lesley can help. 

Book the week before to secure a place  -  Only 6 places available 

Now Running monthly 




Full day Workshops run from 10.00am to 3.30pm

Half-day workshops 10am to 1.00pm



Saturday 17th February - 10.00 to 3.30 - Dress Design by Draping and modelling  - Designing and making a garment by draping fabric on a Dressmakers dummy - Cost £55

Possible Workshops for 2018 - Dates to be decided

Free-Motion Butterflies - Half Day workshop  - 10.00 to 1.00 - Acetate/acetone technique - To make Lace Butterflies or Dragonflies - Cost £35

 LACE EFFECTS  (Scissor purses or Glasses Case)- Half day workshop - 10.00 am to 1.00 pm – Free-Motion Embroidery  - Make Small Purses using Lace Effects on soluble fabrics – (suitable for beginners and improvers)- £35

Hand Beading for Fashion and Textiles Half Day workshop  - 10.00 to 1.00 Hand beading to embellish fabric, including raised beadwork - £35

Upcycling old clothes into newbring one or two old items of clothing and make them into something new and unique

Other workshops 

Bags and purses - make Small bags or purses

Make The Most of your OVERLOCKER (SERGER) – learn how to get the most from your Overlock machine  

Some Dates may be subject to change 

(Workshops start at 10.00am. half day finishes at 1.00pm and full day finishes at 3.30pm.)

Other Workshops include:

 Free-motion Embroidery - various techniques including Lace Effects, Make the most of your sewing machine , Perfect Pockets, Good Finish, Boned bodice and many more. email Lesley if you are interested or would like her to run a specific workshop - Workshops on Demand - If there are 2 or more people wanting to do a workshop it can be planned especially for you).

Private Tuition in Dressmaking, Pattern Cutting and Creative Machine Embroidery, also available, £25 per hour, contact Lesley for details.                                                                  

 * Some dates may be subject to change. For more information email Lesley

You will need to bring a sewing machine to most of the workshops, I have sewing machines available to hire at £10 each for workshops, £25 for the duration of a 10 week course,or £5 for one evening 2hr session if it is not possible for you to bring your own - Machine hire must be booked and paid at the same time as the workshop or course booking.

To Book Workshops or Courses - Print out the form on the Workshop - Signup page  and send with your payment to Lesley George, 21 Fawcett Rd, Southsea, HANTS, PO4 0BZ  



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