Fitting Friends and Changing Style Classes at Tessuti Surry Hills

We’re really excited to have Vanessa Lucas make a special trip to Sydney from Melbourne at the end of this month. Due to the popularity and success of our Pattern Modification classes in Sydney and Melbourne, we thought we’d offer these one-off weekend workshop classes and an opportunity for our Sydney customers to meet talented Vanessa. Classes will be available in our Tessuti Surry Hills store only.

Fitting Friends Class – learn how to pin and fit your garments properly:
Friday 31st August (10am – 2.30pm) – cost $160 for two participants (min 3 pairs in this Friday class – 6 students total)
Saturday 1st September ( 9.30am – 11am) – cost $120 for two participants (this class is for only two people – you’ll have Vanessa all to yourselves! NOTE: If you are interested in doing these classes and don’t have a friend to bring along, email us and we will try to pair you up with another single booking enquiry)

Very few people are a standard size. When
sewing for yourself it is liberating to be able to make garments which fit your
exact body shape. The secret of producing a well fitted garment lies in working
with a calico to establish the correct shape on the body and then knowing how
to put the fitting alterations onto the pattern.

Unfortunately it is difficult, or often
impossible, to fit yourself. If you are lucky enough to have a friend who is
also interested in making garments which fit well you can learn to fit each
other and have an ongoing fitting friendship. Otherwise we can pair up anyone wishing to do this class on their own. In this class you will develop skills which can be utilized in conjunction with the pattern modification skills and will enable you to seriously improve the fit of your garments. Very handy too if you like to make garments for others as well as yourself. Sewing knowledge is required. This class is NOT SUITABLE for beginners.

In this class you will be required to bring your calico muslin (either dress, pant, skirt or top), pins, texta, measuring tape, scissor, unpicker (all available to purchase at Tessuti).
Changing Styles Pattern Class – learn how to make slight style changes to your existing pattern:

Saturday 1st September (12pm – 4.30pm) – cost $80.00 per person (min 4 students)

This great class will teach you how style changes can be made to any favourite pattern. A pattern which has been fitted in a pattern modification class at Tessuti can be transformed into a new style with the same fit.

Vanessa will demonstrate adding a pocket to a basic trouser pattern (see images below) and will show how to change a dart into a pleat on the same trousers. The remainder of the class will be devoted to teaching you how to apply a style change to your own pattern. Sewing knowledge is required. This class is NOT SUITABLE for beginners.

For this class you will be required to bring an idea (or magazine picture) to use as inspiration for your style change to either a dress, top, skirt or pant. Also bring your complete pattern, pins, pencils, eraser, ruler, measuring tape, paper scissors and tracing paper (available at Tessuti).

Spaces are strictly limited and all bookings must be made online here.