Designer / Dressmaker - Textile Artist


All Courses and Workshops at Lesley's Studio - Fawcett Rd, Southsea.
Spring Term Starts 9th April 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)  - Spring Term starts 9th April. 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 -  April 7th, May 5th and June 2nd 2018 - 10.00am. to 3.00pm.

 (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 




No Workshops Scheduled for this year, but I can offer Workshops on Demand by request

 Workshops on Demand - If there are 2 or more people wanting to do a workshop it can be planned especially for you

Full day Workshops run from 10.00am to 3.30pm

Half-day workshops 10am to 1.00pm 

Workshops include:

Bags and purses - make Small bags or purses

3D Butterfly Workshop - making Butterflies or Dragonflies using Acetate/Acetone technique

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

Dress design By Draping and modelling on a Dressmakers Dummy  - Design a Dress or top by modelling fabric on a Dressmakers Dummy

Upcycling Workshop - Turn old clothes into New

Free-motion Embroidery - various techniques including Lace Effects 

Make the most of your Sewing Machine and many more


Cost of Half day workshops is £35 per person

Cost of a full day Workshop is £50 per person


For a full list of all the workshops available - email Lesley

If you are interested or would like Lesley to run a specific workshop 

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

 * 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  



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