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Time to try something different? Whilst commercial patterns are a mainstay of our sewing here at Jane White Tuition, we do usually alter them in some way. It might be a fitting alteration, moving a dart or seam into a more flattering position, adding a stylish feature or a more radical remodel. We also make our own sewing patterns fr [...]
What's on in May .... May's here and we've had just a hint of summer. I'm looking forward to swapping my winter wardrobe for some summer fun. 'The man with the van' is visiting again on Friday with the promise of more cotton, linen and summery fabric loveliness! But what to do with your new fabrics? or perhaps you are having a 'stash [...]
Sew Magazine Dressmaker of the Year, Great British Sewing Bee Live, Get going with your overlocker, Sew much more from your sewing machine, Get confident with colour and a date for your diary! Here we are, nearly at the end of February already. It has certainly been busy since the beginning of the year. Thank you lovely ladies who ha [...]
Get sewing September, Sew Saturday, Fashion and Freedom and thank you Mrs Tong! I hope you have all had a good summer and like me your thoughts are turning towards picking up your sewing again and starting your autumn/winter wardrobe. I must start this newsletter by thanking everyone who came along to the sewer's social and open week [...]
You are invited to our Open Weekend and Sewers' Social! 28 & 29 May 10am-3pm If you are a regular at my workshops and courses, Saturday morning on the 28th is your Sewers' Social. It will be lovely of you are free to come along to the studio, meet and chat with your sewing friends and make some new ones. I am hoping the weather i [...]
Welcome to February's sewing newsletter Where did January go? Happy 3rd Birthday, featured courses: More from your sewing machine and zips, welcome guest tutor Sheena Roberts, save the day, all will become clear, news from the BBC TV Sewing Bee programme, woolly help, Facebook 200, meet Nicky, parallel lives, Christmas puddings, and [...]
It's been a busy sewing fun filled year, planning your 2016 sewing, inviting pattern and fabric shop reviewers, new course: Fashion design, Tailored: A Very British Fashion, Sew Saturday, tea cups and pattern cutting at Knitting and Stitching Harrogate and Christmas wishes. I can't believe I am writing December's newsletter, 2015 has [...]
Sew Saturday, Featured course: Art for non-artists, design without fear!, Portrait of a lady - The History Wardrobe, peek inside Chanel, blown away by Yves Saint Laurent, congratulations and thank you/good luck! Sew Saturday - date for your diary National Sewing Awards - ICH 17 October I am delighted Jayne and Laura from the wonder [...]
Win a sewing machine with William Gee, Yves Saint Laurent at Bowes, map out your fabric shopping, time for tea, featured course - Luxurious lingerie, Issuu App, extra machine embroidery date, pattern review and can you knit for Operation Christmas Child? On YouTube! I must start by saying thank you to The Ropewalk media intern Joe (a [...]
Sewing news 50's fashion at Lotherton Hall, cork continues the new eco-fabrics trend, what do you do with your old clothes, Hatties Pin Box, jersey day, welcome Christine and can you help? Age of Glamour: Fashions from the Fifties Now until 31 December I love an exhibition but I do get frustrated that there so little up the northern [...]