Yesterday was the first Skirt Making workshop of 2014. Five keen students arrived feeling a bit apprehensive with bundles of fabric, not sure if they were going to be able to finish making a wearable skirt by the end of the day.
Look at them six hours later!
From left to right; Rose in a summery striped number from my fabric stash, Joy in a beautifully lined skirt using up some of her fabric stash, Penny in a really cute apple print from Ditto, Jo in the first of her collection of “storybook” skirts – a Quentin Blake Charlie and the Chocolate Factory print which everyone loved (and she went home in!) and last but not least, Debbie in a rather fab metallic denim skirt which she was planning to wear today….!
I always enjoy my Sunday workshops; they’re fast paced and students always achieve such a lot in the day, but sometimes I get a group of students who seem to instantly gel together which this group definitely did and we all shared a really enjoyable sunny Sunday. For three of these students this is the first garment they’ve made and I think they definitely all made wearable skirts which they really weren’t sure was possible at 10.30 that morning!
Here’s what they all thought of the day:
“An excellent day with lots of support, encouragement and giggles! I have a beautiful skirt and lots of new skills. Thoroughly recommend and I cannot wait for my next course! Thank you Wendy.” Jo
“A lovely day with lovely people. Wendy created a really relaxed atmosphere – but I managed to sew my first skirt with ease.” Penny
“A day making a skirt which was easy and enjoyable. I also met some lovely friendly people. Wendy is a fantastic tutor – very patient!” Joy
“Fabulous day – made a lovely skirt, learnt more techniques and had great fun!” Debbie
“A wonderful day! Wendy is an excellent teacher – can’t wait to learn more!” Rose
If you want to have a go at making a skirt in a day, I will be running this workshop again. To get priority booking on all my classes before they’re advertised, sign up for my newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/EVEYn