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Rhonda’s Fashion School

Rhonda’s Fashion School

In the first half of the year we’re offering two sewing classes for Beginners.

If you don’t know how to turn on a sewing machine then ‘Beginner Sewing Module 1: Sewing the Basic Pattern’ is the class for you.

We’re also offering ‘Beginner Sewing Module 2: The kimono sleeve dress’ to enable you to make a dress without having to know how to even insert a zipper! There are also three different Pattern Making classes starting with the basic skirt, pants and bodice.

In the second half of 2018 we’ll show you how to build on these pattern making skills and convert your perfectly fitting patterns to a variety of stylish garments, including a workshop for close fitting knit pants and pattern making for knitwear.

We’ll be offering more garment making classes to enable you to build on your skills gradually and with confidence. There will also be shorter workshops covering different techniques for more advanced garments and knitwear.

All workshops will be held at Canberra Sewing, 26 Colbee Court, Phillip.

Best wishes,


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January 2018

Please contact Rhonda for bookings:
Beginning Sewing Module 1: Sewing the Basic Pattern
This workshop is perfect for anyone who has never sewn before or who is returning after a long absence and would like to regain their sewing confidence. IIt runs for seven hours over two half days. When you have completed this class you will know how to operate your machine and how to use its basic feet, and how to lay out and cut a basic pattern. We will discuss different fabrics and their uses. And, you will leave with new found sewing confidence and a lovely cushion made by you!3 & 17 February1pm -4.30pm$275
Beginning Sewing Module 2: The Kimono Sleeve DressMaybe you've just completed Beginning Sewing Module 1 or you already have enough basic sewing skills to move on to the next level. TFS has designed a perfect dress for the beginner zipper. Continue to build your skills! In this workshop (1-4pm, Saturday 24 February, 3 and 17 March 2018) you will learn to layout and cut a dress pattern, apply interfacing, apply a facing, sew a French seam, sew curved seams, and apply a patch pocket skirt is much easier and faster than you think. So come and join us and begin your pattern making journey.24 February
3 & 17 March
1pm -4pm$220
Pattern Making Module 2: The Flat Front City PantIf you've always wanted a pair of well-fitting pants this workshop will show you how to do it. You will draft a basic pair of pants which can then be used as a basis for many different styles. In this workshop we will draft a pair of pants to your own measurements and make a test pair in calico. The final fitting pattern will then be transferred onto pattern card to be used as a basic pattern.21 & 28 February 1pm -5pm$240
"Pattern Making Module 3: The Moulage (The Basic Bodice)The 'moulage' is the most useful of all pattern drafts after the pants. This draft is the foundation for basic shirts, dresses, jackets and coats. It can also be used to overlay onto commercial patterns so you will know that the garment you are making will fit perfectly. In this workshop () you will draft a torso bodice and sleeve pattern to your own measurements, adapt the pattern to a wearable close fitting pattern, sew it in calico to test the fit, learn how to adapt the pattern for different garment styles, AND draft a sleeve to fit the bodice.19 & 26 May1pm -5pm$320