What we're about

Our blog: http://londondressmakersclub.blogspot.com/

We are an informal, sociable group for people who love to sew and making our own clothes. All skill levels, age, gender welcome! Learn new skills, make friends and wear clothes that fit and do not cost a fortune! Sewing can be such a solitary pursuit so it's great to meet other sewing enthusiasts who know what you are talking about and share your passion. We meet once a month and also offer several virtual events or one-off outings to museum or fabric shopping trips.

Virtual events are all about chatting via the comments: we don't meet up in person for any sewalongs but use the comment section to exchange tips, ideas and news of our achievements. And photos! There are quite a few photo albums: please have a look for the topics and add your pictures to share.

Monthly meetings: we meet in the EV Delicatessen cafe around the corner from Southwark tube station: please note that the marker is not in the right place on the page itself - click through to Google maps and it will show in the correct place south of the railway line. Look for a big Chef statue at the entrance to the cafe! Then you're in the right place. We'll be sitting at the biggest table with the best light.

Monthly meetings are great for hand sewing, asking advice, sharing sewing tips and anything else you want to use them for.

Check out the blog: we hope that lots of members contribute - you are invited to contribute with a blog post or by commenting. Let us know what you find useful or if you want advice on how to post. Please check it out here: http://londondressmakersclub.blogspot.co.uk/

The Dressmakers Group will cover a variety of events including social monthly meetings, exhibition visits, interesting talks, fabric shopping/day trips, occasional group classes or demonstrations, and exchanging lots of sewing tips when we meet, and so much more. Sewing is fun!

Please note that membership fees are £3 in cash in person (£3.20 by PayPal) for six month, or you can save by paying for a full year: £5 in cash in person (or £5.40 by PayPal). This is to cover the organiser's fee that Meetup charges us.

NB
Some of us attended a one-day pattern course at Wendy Ward's MIY Studio in Brighton in Jan 2014. Here is what she wrote about the London Dressmakers Club:

http://miyworkshop.co.uk/2014/01/14/first-sunday-workshop-of-2014/

Upcoming events (5)

My sewing plans and results for July

This is a virtual event

Let us know your sewing plans, progress fails and achievements! Post pictures of your projects, links to your patterns, inspirations and ideas. Let us know what you have struggled with and conquered! And feel free to post questions to the group. Let's use this space to encourage each other in our sewing goals for the month!

Monthly Dressmakers meeting

EV Delicatessen (correct post code)

Let's meet up to do a bit of hand sewing, exchange sewing tips and share project notes with other people who love to sew! I will schedule these monthly meetings for Tue, Wed and Thu per quarter. This way people will be able to make at least some meetings if they cannot do a specific weekday. You may want to bring a project to hand sew or baste, cut out paper patterns, mark up fabric or anything else that's easily done by hand. If you are not that far along: how about bringing a magazine or sewing book, a dress pattern, photos of examples, scraps of material - anything to show and tell us what you are hoping to make. If you would like some advice because you ran into an issue or have some general questions: others members are bound to have ideas of what to try, or advice about where to look for answers. This monthly meetup can be as social as you would like or as much of a sit down and sew occasion as you want. Let's also discuss ideas for future workshops and themed evenings or outings. All suggestions are welcome! EV Delicatessen are very good in just letting us get on with it, and we are hopefully good customers for them. They do a nice variety of food and beverages, and you can even do some grocery shopping there too. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Monthly <online> Dressmakers meeting

This is an online event

Let's meet up online via video app instead of our in-person monthly meeting - do some sewing if you wish and let's talk about our projects, exchange sewing tips and compare notes with other people who love to sew! I scheduled these monthly meetings for Tue, Wed and Thu per quarter. This way people will be able to make at least some meetings if they cannot do a specific weekday. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

My sewing plans and results for August

This is a virtual event

Let us know your sewing plans, progress fails and achievements! Post pictures of your projects, links to your patterns, inspirations and ideas. Let us know what you have struggled with and conquered! And feel free to post questions to the group. Let's use this space to encourage each other in our sewing goals for the month!

Past events (542)

Monthly Online Dressmakers meeting

Online event

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