Fashion design courses and workshops: want to develop your fashion design sense? Love clothes? Learn how to develop and sketch your ideas, gather inspiration from a range of influences and explore line, shape, colour and texture. Learn how to recreate the designs and styles in your imagination in 2D!
On the 29/30th June the Drawing Circus is returning to Towersey and it’s going to even better than last year!
(NB - Earlybird tickets are available on the Phoenix Studio website, numbers are limited, first come first served)
We are delighted to announce that the Drawing Circus will be returning to Towersey! The troupe of Brighton-based artists, models, art tutors, musicians and performers will be putting on another wonderfully spectacular and innovative event that is...
This is one of our most popular courses; a great introduction to making a professional leather bag. On this two-day course you will be walked through basic construction techniques required to make a leather bag from scratch.
On the first day you get to choose from 6 different bag shapes: 2 variants of each style (2 types of Hobo, 2 sizes of satchel, a tote/shopper, or a backpack).
We have pre-prepared Rebecca-Jane patterns for you...
Imagine going to a summer event this year and proud as punch wearing your fascinator, telling everyone, "I made this!"
Create your very own fascinator in this one day workshop. You can learn lots of techniques using a fabulous material called sinamay, available in loads of gorgeous colours, as well as veiling, beads and wire and crinoline.
You can learn how to make:
Bows & loops
All materials will be...
Monday morning workshop at Ramsden Bellhouse Village hall.
Wednesday morning workshop at Little Badddow memorial hall.
Whether you're a complete beginner or have been sewing for years we have skilled tutors for all abilities. ready to take you to your next step.
No need to book a whole course. At Stitching Time you fit your classes around your busy lifestyle. Come once a week, once a month, anytime - whenever you need help we're there....
The first part of the workshop will be creating your loops and twists from sinamay and learning how to manipulate this specialist material. We will then play with creating your desired shape.
After this, we will have immense fun playing with feathers and beads to embellish our fascinators and make them ‘one of a kind’, just for you!
A neutral colour will be used for the fascinator base but if you want to...
This course is a chance to expand your understanding of fabric application and stretch technology by creating contemporary pieces of unstructured non - underwired lingerie. As a student, working within a small group, you'll be guided through the most recent developments in pattern making innovations and designs into functional professional level garments. This course is recommended as a next step for enthusiastic students keen to challenge themselves and develop their competence on a sewing machine...
A great opportunity to make a leather tote bag from scratch using one of our Rebecca-Jane patterns. We’ll walk you through how to use the pattern and the steps to creating your very own leather tote.
No need to bring anything but your lovely selves and possibly a camera & notepad to document your project.
You have the choice of either black or tan brown leather for your tote and we have a selection of...
Our short courses are a lovely way to try your hand at bag making using a machine. When you arrive, there’ll be a paper bag full of goodies waiting for you with all the components for your clutch bag, all cut and ready to be assembled.
No need to bring anything but your lovely selves and a camera for pics.
This course runs from 10.30am-2:30pm (including ½ hour lunch) or 1.30pm-5pm.
You have the choice...
Looking for Tips, Tricks and Practices from the Trade? Then this is the course for you. Perfect for those confident in sewing, who have completed the intermediate level to take the next step to make garments of higher quality. This course is also perfect for those experienced in home sewing, to give garments that professional touch. Also for designers who want to learn to create a factory finish in their own studio. Working from commercial...
Create your own Plate Tutu ,ideal for lovers of Ballet, Costume or Cosplay or 'Ballet Mums ! ' .Working with multiple layers of tulle, this is a rare opportunity to gain the specialist skills from an expert, to produce these unique garments. Some sewing in your own time is required if you wish to take full advantage of the course. You must have reached an intermediate level of experience working with patterns and constructing garments...