What we're about
We are an informal, sociable group for people who love to sew and are keen to make their 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. There are also quite a few photo albums: please have a look for the topics and then add pictures you would like to share.
Monthly meetings: we meet in the EV Delicatessen 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. 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.
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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!
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: