Introductory - Suitable for students of all skill levels.

Design, Illustration and Pattern Making Workshops.  We're passionate about fashion and patterns and can't wait to share it with you.  Below are some of our workshops and classes on offer. 

Latest news for Introductory Workshops:

Trouser Pattern Intensive - 3 Days in COOLAMON17-Jul-2020

Book all three days and get an automatic 15% discount! A Fabulous 3 Days of Creative Patt..

Fashion Design and Pattern Making Training - 4 Days in COOLAMON06-Jul-2020

Four Days of Basic Fashion Training in Coolamon - 6-9 JULY, 2020. During the April School Holida..

Dress Pattern Intensive - 3 Days in COOLAMON.29-May-2020

Book all three days and get an automatic 10% discount! A Fabulous 3 Days of Creative Pat..

COOLAMON - Sewing Classes at the CWA Rooms08-Mar-2020

Sewing Classes, every month, on a Sunday in Coolamon. Come and visit us in Coolamon and get crea..

WAGGA, Simply Stitches - Dressmaking Classes15-Feb-2020

Sewing in WAGGA WAGGA. It's been such a pleasure to have a great variety of students in the sewi..

Sewing in the Riverina - 202017-Nov-2019

Class changes for Studio Faro in the coming year! Firstly all classes, Wagga and ..

Future Sydney Workshops05-Nov-2019

Planning for 2020. I so enjoy travelling to Sydney and running my pattern making workshops for..

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Some detail:

    1. Studio Faro workshops are now being delivered at a number of different venues.  Please refer to your booking confirmation email  for the exact location of your class.  Or contact me direct. :)
    2. Detailed workbooks, all materials and equipment are provided for the scheduled workshops. (Pattern paper, pattern equipment, pens & pencils.) If you have your own favourite pencils or pattern making equipment that you would prefer to use do bring them along.
    3. Please feel free to bring any relevant material for the workshop. This may include your favourite idea/design to be considered as we work through the pattern making process. Be aware there are no sewing facilities provided at the studio as a general rule.
    4. Please wear shoes that cover and protect your feet. It is a workshop environment and we are keen to keep your toes safe. :)

If you're too far away to attend my classes, you can try out these introductory pattern making blog posts:

Sewing Instructions for The Patent Blouse

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Now that this pattern has been released on the website, it's time to put up some sewing instructions.  At first the pattern shape appears weird and unusual, as it did for me when I first found this little beauty at the US patent office.  The original blog post describes my process - Pattern Puzzle - The Patent Blouse.  When cutting your own Patent Blouse, please make sure you use two-way stretch knit for the best results (four-way stretch knit in the US). Keep Reading...

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