Sewing and Dressmaking with Mairi Brown

February – March 2019 term

A range of sewing based classes at Mairi B’s World of Sewing studio at the Out of the Blue Drill Hall.

Prices range from £25 for beginners up to £150 for 2 day corset classes.
Intensive one to one tuition is available at a rate of £25 per hour.
Gift vouchers are available.

February 2019

  • Sewing for Beginners
    2nd Saturday – 10.30-12.30pm If your new to sewing this will help you make friends with your machine.
  • Dressmaking from scratch (week 1)
    2nd Saturday – 1.30-5pm
  • Dressmaking from scratch (week 2)
    9th Saturday – 1.30-5pm Two sessions giving you time to either start your first project or push on with something that’s more challenging.
  • Pattern cutting (The Skirt)
    10th Sunday – 12-5pm If your new to making your own patterns this the best place to start. Learn how to draft a skirt block using your measurement & make a calico mock-up to check the fit.

March 2019

  • Sewing for Beginners
    16th Saturday -10.30-12.30pm
  • Fit & Finish (1/2 day)
    16th Saturday – 1.30-4.30pm Come and finish off that garment that has been causing you all the problems!
  • The Corset (day 1)
    17th Sunday – 11-5pm
  • The Corset (day 2)
    31st Sunday – 11-5pm Working with a Victorian corset pattern c1890, we will look at construction, boning techniques & inserting a busk. With time in between classes for you to work on your corset at home.

All classes are held at Mairi B’s sewing studio in the Drill Hall at 36 Dalmeny St, Edinburgh.

There is free-on street parking.

During a full day class there will be a half hour break for lunch.

There is a café that sells a wide range of homemade food in the building which is open 10am – 5pm Monday to Saturday or bring your own packed lunch.

A booking form can be emailed to you on request.

All workshops must be paid for before the class.

Classes will run with a minimum of 2 people & a maximum of 4.

Please visit the website for more information and bookings.

Info & bookings: 07719 843 437
Website: www.mairibrown.co.uk
Blog: mairib.wordpress.com


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