Do you love spending your free time piecing and quilting?
But...you also dream of making your own clothes and accessories?
There are many talented sewists who live in either the world of quilting or garment making, but not many who do both.
Yet, as a quilting instructor who got my start in high fashion and dressmaking, I know from personal experience that doing both is totally doable - and totally rewarding!
As your sewing mentor, I'm here to assure you that if you can thread your sewing machine, you can follow the projects in Dressmaking for Quilters.
With a new pattern and project every month, I will teach you how to sew the easy way - and I'll be right here holding your hand the whole way through!
Quilters have skills...
It doesn't matter if you are a beginner or a seasoned quilter ....you have creativity and sewing skills you can use and build on in the Dressmaking for Quilters membership. You'll become a fantastic garment maker while learning new skills to bring to your quilting projects.
Dressmaking for Quilters
Designed specifically for you
Each custom pattern and video tutorial in this membership is designed to make sense to my crafty, quilty friends. You'll recognize the familiar seam allowances and use all the equipment you already have for your quilting and patchwork projects.
The bonus? The new skills you learn will strengthen your quiltmaking, too.
Founding members will even get the chance to request specific video tutorials. For example, if you want to know the easiest way to cut strips on the bias? I'll make a video just for you or address it in our community Zoom calls!
Some awesome skills you will learn:
- How to read and understand a pattern - it's easy when you know how.
- How to alter your pattern to fit you. Not many of us have "standard" size bodies (according to pattern designers anyway), so we usually need to make pattern alterations.
- All the tricks of the trade including sewing techniques, color theory, and pressing
- And so much more!
With this membership, you will get...
- A new project and pattern every month to work on at your own pace.
- An online library of educational videos and tutorials that you can access and rewatch at any time
- Weekly Q&A Zoom calls so members can share and socialise with each other, and learn from me, your sewing mentor - Donna Robb
- All patterns provided to members are made exclusively for the membership.
What if it was all done for you? No scrolling through endless YouTube videos, no hunting for just the right pattern, no agonizing over which method to follow. The Dressmaking for Quilters membership has everything in one place: the pattern, the projects, the video tutorials, and the opportunity for Q&A. And, they're all designed by an expert dressmaker, fashion designer, and quilting instructor!
As a member of Dressmaking for Quilters, you'll gain all the skills needed to make fabulous garments and accessories the easy way!
OUR CORE VALUES :
COMMUNITY - CREATIVITY - LEARNING
I've been sewing for decades, and this membership combines everything that I have come to value about quilting and dressmaking.
I believe everyone deserves the chance to explore their creativity and learn at a pace that fits their life. Sewing can be a lonely hobby, so I also believe in giving members the chance to grow in a supportive and inclusive community.
Whether you tune into our tutorials and Zoom calls live, or watch the recordings later, we will make sure no one misses out.
HERE'S WHAT'S INSIDE:
You're going to
A live group inspiration class every month to demonstrate how to create many styles from one pattern.
A membership unlike any other - check in personally with your sewing mentor Donna Robb every week to ask any questions and show your progress.
A new video tutorial every month to go hand in hand with your free pattern to watch over and over again.
As a Founding Member, you will have the opportunity to submit tutorial requests on the areas you are curious about. Your requests will influence future months of tutorials within the membership.
Every month you will receive a free PDF pattern to start building your own pattern library. These patterns are designed exclusively for this course and are only available to members.
Join our private Facebook group and our group Zoom calls to share ideas, learning, and sewing fun with like-minded sewists from all around the world.
WHAT MAKES THIS MEMBERSHIP SO SPECIAL?
We have all felt the pain of standing in front of the dressing room mirror only to find that the color, fit, and style is all wrong. Making your own clothes is not just about creativity, it's about honoring your unique frame and individual sense of style!
- You'll learn to read a garment pattern
- You'll understand the vocabulary and terminology of garment making
- You'll learn to select the right colors and fabrics
- You'll learn to alter patterns and make them work for you
- You'll have free, exclusive patterns to inspire your creativity and customize your wardrobe
- Best of all, when your friends ask "Where did you get that?" You'll reply with my favorite phrase: "I made it!"
Each month your skills and confidence will grow as you work on new projects - expressing your imagination and building a wardrobe that fits your style!
And just who will your Sewing Mentor be in Dressmaking for Quilters?
Me! I'm Donna Robb
FASHION DESIGNER, SEWING MENTOR, QUILT PATTERN DESIGNER, FABRIC LOVE, MUM AND CHOCOLATE ENTHUSIAST
My own relationship with sewing began early at the kitchen table with my mum, and from there the threads pulled me on a series of adventures: studying fashion design, opening my own couture bridal shop, studying and then teaching at university, and even working in the costuming department for a Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg film.
I started Sewing Squares so that you and I can “sit and sew” together no matter where we are. Whether you’re a beginner or a veteran, I look forward to making beautiful and fulfilling projects with you.
Fun fact: I sew more hours a day than I sleep!
Some of things you are going to love about this membership
And I mean LOve!
- BENEFIT 1 --> There's no need to buy new equipment; you will use everything you already have for quilting
- BENEFIT 2 --> All the sewing skills you learn will not only make you a fantastic garment maker but will also make you a better quilter!
- BENEFIT 3 --> You can do it at your own pace; you can watch any video, any time while you are a member
Thank you Donna for your immense patience and easy to follow instructions. I have always found your classes to be inspiring and therapeutic.
Thanks so much Donna for sharing your creativity and knowledge
Donna is a very generous and very talented instructor. We were spoilt with all the knowledge that was shared.
The whole experience was so much more than expected.
I have been sewing since my 20s but probably rehearsing a lot of sloppy habits. Donna herself is encouraging with an absolute professional approach to everything.
You know you are in good hands and know you will come away with a wealth of new skills.
Sewing with Donna changed my life, it has given me so much joy and purpose and I can't believe I get to learn to sew with such an amazing designer and human being. Thank you
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