I hope this finds you well and sewing in these still uncertain times. It’s been such a pleasure to see those of you who have joined the online workshops and Sewing Bees. I look forward to them and we’ve had great fun.

I’ve been amazed at what we’ve achieved over the ‘Online dressmaking courses and Sewing Bee Workshops - Jane White Couture Tuitionether’. All of us getting to grips with technology and the sewers progressing their projects and learning new skills. This is how things look on my side of the camera.

Thank you again to the test group ladies. Your participation and feedback makes such a difference and I have learnt a lot including double checking I’ve sent out the correct Zoom link!

I’ve now got 2 new online workshops to hopefully tempt you, Fitting Sewing Patterns and Making a jacket. I am keeping to my ethos of teaching small groups so the maximum for each workshop is 6.
Fitting sewing patterns online workshop
Getting a great fit isn’t always straightforward and I am still waiting (after over 20 years teaching) to meet the mythical ‘standard size’!

The aim of the Fitting Sewing Patterns day on 10 October is to help you feel more confident about fit. I’ll debunk pattern standard sizing, demonstrate and explain how to take a set of accurate measurements including some of mine you won’t find on the pattern but really help. We will explore at body shape and styles to make you look amazing. There are so many pattern brands out there now so we will have a look at which ones might be a good choice for you. If you have something you’ve been struggling to fit we can have a look. I’ll also cover simple alterations to the pattern before cutting out that all important toile! I am sure we will meander into other areas as we go.

Don’t worry if that sounds a lot to get through, I’ve split the day into two parts – 10am-12.30pm, a lunch break then 1.30-3pm. For more information pop over tojanewhitetuition.co.uk or get in touch.

The Jacket Making course is four Monday evenings 7-9pm starting 26 October. The course fee includes a pack I’ll post to you – the pattern, a range of professional interfacings and a pre-prepared Online jacket making Course - Jane White Couture Tuitioninset corner sample to practice the technique first.

We will be making a sample jacket exploring not just the interfacings but how to set in a sleeve with tailoring techniques, stitch that tricky inset corner under the collar and achieve a collar and rever (lapel) with a great roll line, flat finish and sharp corners. We will also be conquering a machined buttonhole with gimp. www.janewhiteutuition.co.uk

If you fancy popping into the Sewing Bee Workshops online these are the dates for October:Sewing Bee Workshops online - Jane White Couture Tuition
6 October (Tue) 1-3pm
14 October (Wed) 7-9pm
19 October (Mon) 10am-12pm
31 October (Sat) 10am-12pm
Cost: £10 per session

I’m there to help. You can sew-along, chat with the other bees, pick up tips and ideas from what we are all doing.

I am staying positive that we can get together at the studio again soon but until then stay safe, keep sewing and hope to see you online.