Designer / Dressmaker - Textile Artist


All Courses and Workshops at Lesley's Studio - Fawcett Rd, Southsea.
SEWING, DRESSMAKING and CREATIVE SEWING - TUESDAY MORNINGS 10.15 to 12.15 Choose your discipline come and make accessories, bags, cushions, hangings, garments and more (Pattern cutting is also an option)– Class limit 4 people, New technique introduced every month, Contact Lesley if interested Cost £21 per 2 hour session - £200 for 10 sessions, paid in advance

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 10 weeks in advance or £21 per session PAYG  - Classes start the first week in September. 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.




 Saturdays - May 20th, June 17th and July15th

10.00am to 3.00pm.

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  £21 (price rise in April to £25).Bring 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.

Now Running monthly 

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


(Most workshops run from 10.00am to 4.00pm)

I have now added some half-day workshops



Dates to be decided

June 2017 - Upcycling old clothes into new - bring one or two old items of clothing and make them into something new and unique.

July 2017 - Half day workshop - 10.00 am to 1.00 pm – Free-Motion Embroidery  - Small Purses using Lace Effects on soluble fabrics – (suitable for beginners and improvers)- £35

August 2017-  Hand Beading for Fashion and Textiles Half Day workshop  - 10.00 to 1.00 Hand beading to embellish fabric, including raised beadwork - £35

September 2017Butterflies - Half day workshop - 10.00 to 1.00 - Acetate / Acetone technique to make freemotion 3D butterflies. - £35

Other workshops for 2017 may include

Dress Design by Draping and modelling on a dummy - making garments from draping on a dressmakers dummy - £65

Bags and purses - make Small bags or purses

Corset making basics - cost £125 (cost includes corset making kit - materials and pattern etc, choice of fabric patterned coutil in black or white – Deposit for this Workshop is £60 to cover the corset kit)

Make The Most of your OVERLOCKER (SERGER) – learn how to get the most from your Overlock machine  - £65

Some Dates may be subject to change 

(Workshops start at 10.00am. half day finishes at 1.00pm and full day finishes at 4.00pm.)

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 for a full list of what is offered, including workshops on demand (If there are 3 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 £15 each for workshops, £25 for the duration of a 10 week course, 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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