15 June 2010

Meet up group

Many of our beginners students have been interested in learning how to adjust/customize and re-vamp their clothes, but often couldn't afford justify paying for another private class at the school. We are now offering low cost meet up sessions focusing just on altering clothes. The venue is the book club, which is a fantastic space in hoxton. The session includes a demo on how to adjust clothes, a handout, refreshments and expert advice on hand.
Why not check it out?

4 June 2010

next fascinator class date

The next fascinator & corsage class is on Sunday July 11th. Come along for an afternoon of inspired creativity, fun and a delicious cocktail. classes held in a great bar in hoxton London, and are only £50 per person.

What are you waiting for- book now.....

1 June 2010

a little facebook experiment

am hoping i can link to facebook. testing testing....

spring competition winner

Our spring 'win a sewing kit' competition was won by Karen who attended a beginners day, and then went home and made this cute dress for her little girl. She used a library book we recommended to make the project, and is so pleased with the dress she has now bought the book! Another sewing addict is born.....

First day on Prima Donna In Toronto

Having arrived late on sunday from NYC, i only got a brief glimpse of the city, but i did marvel at Niagra falls when we flew over it. i have been but nature just astounds me- think i will pop over on my day off on sunday and see it again.

This is the view from my room, i am on 35th floor!

Had a fab veggie meal in a great veggie restaurant- only down side- they don't sell booze! Veggies drink, i am veggie and i love a cheeky beer on a sunday evening.....

Cost of living is pretty high in Toronto, think i will be spending all my pd's just on food! Pd's are the daily cash allowance we receive when touring abroad- if you're clever it is a great way to avoid spending your salary. We often refer to it as "free money"

Finished off my evening last night in a bar having some cheeky cocktails with my pal vicky. Rudely awoken at 4 am by the sound of a fire evacuation. When you are in a high rise building that is pretty scarey. It was called off so we all got back to sleep eventually!!

Checked out the theatre today, then headed on the subway to rehearsals. Subway was so busy, but not quite as organized as London or NYC. Am looking forward to taking the tram soon! Ended the day fitting the new cast members we have on the show.

Our tips of the month

Website of the month
This website is the online version of cloth magazine, and  is dedicated to complete beginners.It has fantastic clear photo tutorials on all things cloth related. One of the editors is a Costumier like us, and there is a lot of passion in this magazine. It also has a great round up of events all over the UK, and competitions!

Thrifty’s Book of the month-

This book is from the american domestic goddess Martha Stewart. She has pioneered so many domestic crafts, and the internet is littered with her wonderful sewing tutorials. I am going to buy some of her time saving sewing gadgets whilst in the states this month, and i can't wait to tuck into this delightful book.